Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992) was one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. At the age of 21 she moved from America to France, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time, and it inspired a prolific writing career centred on a new way of thinking about food and travel. She was a regular contributor to the New Yorker, Gourmet and Vogue, and is the author of 27 books of food, memoir and travel, many of which have become classics. These include Serve it Forth, How to Cook a Wolf, With Bold Knife and Fork, and a recently rediscovered novel, The Theoretical Foot.