One Big Table

Illustration from "One Big Table"
Every Christmas I ask for a cook book.  Last year it wasn't so much a cook book as a collection of anecdotes from world chefs.  This year I'm particularly hoping for One Big Table: 800 Recipes from the Nation’s Best Home Cooks, Farmers, Pit-Masters and Chefs.

Written by NYTimes Staff writer, Molly O'Neil, One Big Table is an expansive collection of stories and recipes from some of America’s best home cooks.  And took years to conceive and create. With its deeply felt oral histories and cherished recipes gathered from cooks across America, this is a cookbook to be read as well as to cook from.

From Publishers Weekly 

O’Neill, former New York Times Magazine food writer and author (New York Cookbook), has compiled an informative and heartwarming refutation of the demise of American home cooking. Ten years and many miles in the making, this collection celebrates the nation’s culinary diversity, both ethnically and agriculturally, and offers a uniquely intimate look at what home cooking in America is truly like today. O’Neill crossed the country, interviewing home cooks and spending time in the kitchens of recent immigrants.

from One Big Table.com


Unknown said...

This is on my list as well, although I never actually make a list and rarely does anyone figure out what I want. That sounds so bitter. Have you read Mostly True? That's been on my list for some time, the list that runs in my head.

Karen @ BonjourBruxelles said...

No - I haven't. I usually love Molly O'Neill but I think the baseball reference scared me - which doesn't make sense since my dad would tailgate even at swim meets (the master of food and sporting events).

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