Chef, author, culinary educator, television personality and artist Jacques Pépin at M.F.K. Fisher's Last House on March 26, 2022.
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.
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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.
March 31, 2022: The Third Annual Last House Writing Contest for emerging artists is now open and being offered for children, youth, and adults who do not currently write professionally. The Last House Writing Contest celebrates author M.F.K. Fisher, who resided in her 'Last House' on ACR's Bouverie Preserve in the Sonoma Valley.
Theme: In the spirit of M.F.K. Fisher, we ask emerging writers to focus on renewal, rebirth, reemergence, and the many inspirations of life and nature in spring—new growth in all forms. The following quote from The Gastronomical Me sums up our thoughts as we emerge from the past two years and we feel it expresses so well the sentiments of renewal and spring, " As soon as we could, we planted."
Format: Writers are invited to submit an original, unpublished essay, short story, or poem in PDF format, 300–500 words for children and youth, 750 words maximum for adults 18 and older. Please include your name on the top of your submission.
Entries accepted in three age categories: Children (8–12) (must have parent or legal guardian's consent) Youth (13–17) (must have parent or legal guardian's consent) Adults 18 and older
Entry fee: FREE for Children and Youth $40/Adults. Join as a new member of ACR with your donation of $65 and entry fee is waived. (No preference will be given to ACR members.)
Deadline for submission of entries: May 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PST
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.
September 13, 2021: The Last House, where M.F.K. Fisher spent her productive final years at the Bouverie Ranch in Glen Ellen, announced the winners of its second annual writing contest this month, with two unusual results.