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Joan Reardon

Born: 1930 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Joan Reardon now lives in Lake Forest, Illinois

Biography: Joan Reardon is a culinary historian, cookbook author, and biographer. Joan has a PhD in English literature, won an IACP Award for culinary writing, publishes and edits a quarterly newsletter for Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of Gastronomica magazine.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Joan Reardon on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

M.F.K. Fisher among the pots and pans :
ISBN: 0520255550 OCLC: 704276306

University of California Press, Berkeley : ©2008.

From her very first book, Serve It Forth, M.F.K. Fisher wrote about her ideal kitchen. In her subsequent publications, she revisited the many kitchens she had known and the foods she savored in them to express her ideas about the art of eating. M.F.K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans, interspersed with recipes and richly illustrated with original watercolors, is a retrospective of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher's life as it unfolded in those homey settings--from Fisher's childhood in Whittier, California, to the kitchens of Dijon, where she developed her taste for French foods and wines; from the id.

M.F.K. Fisher among the pots and pans :
ISBN: 9780520261686 OCLC: 317461643

University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif. ; 2009.

M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, and Alice Waters :
ISBN: 0517577488 OCLC: 30035746

Harmony Books, New York : ©1994.

"M. F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, and Alice Waters celebrates the accomplishments and friendships of three women who changed the way Americans think about food and cooking, dining and pleasure." "In a series of three overlapping biographical portraits, Reardon reveals the private lives behind their public personas. Tracing major developments in their careers and quoting extensively from letters they exchanged, she recounts the times and places at which their lives intersected and shares testimonies of the friendship and respect that grew among them."--Jacket.

Oysters :
ISBN: 1592283519 OCLC: 56473412

Lyons Press, Guilford, Conn. : ©2004.

Poet of the appetites :
ISBN: 9780865476219 OCLC: 149401662

North Point Press, New York : 2005, ©2004.

Poetry by American women, 1975-1989 :
ISBN: 0810823667 OCLC: 22624580

Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, N.J. : 1990.