Quotation by M.F.K. Fisher

For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books ... finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria, with fever, fits of shaking, strange dreams. Unlike a truly paludismic ordeal, however, the symptoms felt while savoring a collection of one man's pet quotations are voluptuously enjoyable ...
M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. A Commonplace Book of Cookery, Preface (1985).

The book's compiler is Robert Grabhorn.
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