Chef, author, culinary educator, television personality and artist Jacques Pépin at M.F.K. Fisher's Last House on March 26, 2022.
The M.F.K. Fisher Literary Trust is thrilled to announce the premiere of Gregory Bezat’s documentary, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher. The film will premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival with in-person screenings on October 11th and 13th, 2022. Virtual screenings may also be available.
“Weaving together archival interviews with Fisher, select readings from her oeuvre, endearingly expressive photographs, and commentary from eloquent admirers such as Alice Waters and Jacques Pépin, the film brings its subject fully to life as a person of depth, knowledge, and appetite. A flavorful and respectful appreciation, The Art of Eating also serves as an affirming primer on how to acquire worldliness and make it a way of being.” -from the festival website
September 13, 2022: Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) in partnership with the M.F.K. Fisher Literary Trust announces its 2022 winners of the LDEI M.F.K. Fisher Prize recognizing excellence in culinary content that broadens the understanding of food and culture.
June 29, 2022: Winning submissions are announced for the third Annual Last House Writing Contest hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch, a Northern California conservation organization and steward of iconic American writer M.F.K. Fisher’s “Last House” in the Sonoma Valley.
June 22, 2022: Thirty years after her death, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher’s indulgent and witty work is as comforting as ever. Leonie Cooper explains why the oft-overlooked American author is deserving of continued celebration
The Press Democrat
May 19, 2022: The 90-minute tour gives visitors a glimpse into Fisher's life, work, and the views she enjoyed. The two-room house, located on the 500-acre Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, is the focus of a monthly tour program led by Audubon Canyon Ranch, which stewards the preserve.
KRCB/Northern California Public Radio
April 24, 2022: Clark Wolf welcomes Kennedy Golden, daughter of M.F.K. Fisher. They talk about Fisher’s life, her legacy, her writing and her last years at Last House in Glenn Ellen.
April 6, 2022: According to M.F.K. Fisher’s daughter Kennedy Golden, Susie Allen, Kennedy and her husband Vinnie made lunch for Jacques Pêpin’s visit to his late old friend’s home in Glen Ellen. Kennedy said, “Our goal was to have something that guess who might have served. I believe we hit it out of the park. Fresh French baguettes from Les Pascals Patisserie in Glen Ellen made into Railroad Sandwiches.
New York Times
February 18, 2022: Since the days of the Greeks, writers have been consumed by their meals. But are we writing about food — or is food a metaphor for something less palatable?
A compelling article by Ligaya Mishan, featuring a section about M.F.K. Fisher.
October 29, 2021: Friends and fans of M.F.K. Fisher and film gathered (adhering to City of San Francisco COVID-19 recommendations) for a magical afternoon at San Francisco's famed Foreign Cinema to benefit the restoration, repair, and maintenance of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House and the completion of filmmaker Gregory Bezat's latest project, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher. Generous supporters raised nearly $15,000.
Gregory Bezat, Filmmaker
Alice Waters, Chef, Restauranteur and Author
Kennedy Golden, Educator, M.F.K. Fisher's Daughter
Jerry DiVecchio, Food and Wine Writer
Clark Wolf, Moderator
October 8, 2021: Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) has selected the winners of the 2021 LDEI M.F.K. Fisher Prize recognizing excellence in print, broadcast and digital content that broadens peoples' understanding of the intersection of food and culture.
Fall, 2021: Whenever this esteemed food writer encountered avocados, she heard bells.
L. John Harris has an intriguing explanation.