An Alphabet for Gourmets Book Summary and Study Guide

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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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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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