|Plot Summary of An Alphabet for Gourmets|
|"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."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of An Alphabet for Gourmets|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- seduction (yum!)
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- pleasure/love boat
- mostly 1st
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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