Benefit raises funds to steward M.F.K. Fisher’s legacy
Late last month, friends and fans of M.F.K. Fisher and film gathered (adhering to City of San Francisco COVID-19 recommendations) for a magical afternoon at famed Foreign Cinema to benefit the restoration, repair, and maintenance of M.F.K. Fisher’s Last House and the completion of filmmaker Gregory Bezat’s latest project, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher. Generous supporters raised nearly $15,000.
Wine-ing and dining for a cause
Mouth-watering small bites by Foreign Cinema were accompanied by M.F.K. Fisher’s signature cocktail, the ‘1-2-3’ Negroni, and the yummy unpretentious wines of Wine Snob* winery in Glen Ellen.
The panel—moderated by Clark Wolf and including people who knew Fisher and who are featured in the film—discussed Fisher’s life, her work, her contribution to contemporary food ideas, and why her unique lens on life remains so relevant today.
Special thanks to our esteemed panelists— filmmaker Gregory Bezat, educator and Fisher’s daughter Kennedy Golden, food writer and Grand Dame de Escoffier Jerry Di Vecchio, and chef, restaurateur, and author Alice Waters—as well as to moderator Clark Wolf, Foreign Cinema, Wine Snob*, and our generous supporters.
Attendees received a copy of the beautiful Foreign Cinema cookbook autographed by the chefs/owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark.
We are looking forward to many more exciting events like this one.