“. . . gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people . . . dining in a good home.”
M.F.K. FisherIf you love culinary writing and you haven’t read anything by M.F.K. Fisher, you really should. Her books deal primarily with food, and are really a blend of autobiography, culinary history, philosophy and cookbook.
You can find a 50th Anniversary collection that includes five of her most loved books here.