In a somewhat peripatetic collection dating from 1949, Fisher assigns one letter-subject to each chapter ("A is for dining Alone" ... "G is for Gluttony" ... "W is for Wanton") as a method of pleasantly passing the time with assorted anecdotes and recipes. This is not a high-falutin' selection -- included are such delicacies as Fried Egg Sandwiches and Milk Toast -- though there are some interesting remarks on romancing with food and the nature of bachelors and "monastic" dining (again, mostly male). The book closes with a lovely essay imagining The Perfect Dinner ... which has more to do with the company and setting than the actual victuals.
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The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus