Described as ‘the greatest food writer who has ever lived’ by Simon Schama, M.F.K. Fisher’s richly evocative, intimate style, characterised by an unapologetic and very modern appetite for eating and living redefined the genre, and she is a favourite of many contemporary writers including Yotam Ottolenghi and Diana Henry. Consider the Oyster is Fisher’s second solo book, the precursor to The Gastronomical Me. It’s a definitive work on the pleasures and perils of eating oysters, interweaving memories and musings with recipes ranging from Oysters Rockefeller to a festive stuffing for turkey.
Felicity Cloake, Guardian columnist and author of, most recently, The A-Z of Eating, and Bee Wilson, historian and author of First Bite, will be in discussion about Fisher, food and writing.