Books: Ageless Love

SISTER AGE by M.F.K. Fisher 243 pages; Knopf; $12.95

In The Gastronomical Me, the 1943 book that established Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher as America's most inspired food writer, the author hinted at loftier intentions. People often asked her, she said, why she wrote about eating and drinking. In answer, she conceded that she was hungry, "like most other humans." But there was more: ''It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I...

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