I love the fact that M.F.K. Fisher, author of The Art of Eating, sings the praises of eating alone on a couch. Am I the only one who loves that kind of meal? I like eating alone on a hill side, too, but that's a bit harder to pull off.
An Everlasting Meal is less a cookbook with page after page of recipes, and more a book full of the author's thoughts about her favorite ways to feed, and even spiritually nourish, people with great food.