On unsatisfied hunger and M.F.K. Fisher's The Gastronomical Me. Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was an American food writer who believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. She was known for being 'the poet of the appetites', but her surreptitious writing style has also revealed many intriguing details about her life for the modern reader. Daniel M. Lavery reflects on her secrets of sex, gender, and transgender issues in her work.