New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Fisher, M. F. K. AMONG FRIENDS. Signed with TLS. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First edition. 8vo., 306pp. Publisher's gray cloth stamped silver, green ep's. Avis DeVoto's copy, neatly signed by her on the ffe. A very chatty one page typed letter laid in from Fisher to DeVoto dated September 16th 1986 covering, health, recopies, aging: "Dear Avis / I love being in touch with you. . . About making breakfast that do not combine citrus and starch. . . And I love highly acidic tomatoes either raw or in tinned juice, so why not have them in the morning. . . And not have any bread or toast or whatever for another hour or so? . . Yes, please do try the sweet onions in milk. And the milk is delicious later in soups or sauces. It's fun to use the long red trumpet onions . . . They turn rather lavenderish in the milk. . . / With much love / MFK" A fine letter & marvellous Association Copy, fine in price-clipped dustwrapper. Among Friends chronicles childhood recollections of growing up in Whittier, California, at the time still a predominately Quaker community. Fisher writes "The white children I knew when I was little had no need to be anything but well fed and secure in the best houses in town where they belonged to the best families. . . Their ancestors, buried in the Whittier cemetery or along the routes to California, had given up other homes just as solid, positions just as secure, to live their own lives as they saw fit, in a place where they could practice their beliefs unscorned. The settlement they named for their American poet would be theirs, and theirs it was when we came to it." Fisher's good friend Avis MacVicar DeVoto, [1904 - 1989] was perhaps best known for her friendship with Julia Child & lengthy correspondence tracing the evolution of Volume I of Mastering the Art of French Cooking from its inception to its publication.
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