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From noted food writer Molly O’Neill comes a lavish portrait of our nation’s contemporary culinary tradition with the best recipes from the greatest home cooks.
- Celebrated author and food critic: Molly O’Neill is the author of three award-winning cookbooks, The Pleasure of Your Company, A Well-Seasoned Appetite, and The New York Cookbook. The former food columnist for The New York Times Magazine, she hosted the PBS series Great Food, edited the Library of America’s anthology, American Food Writing and is the author most recently of Mostly True, a family memoir.
- A national community cookbook: O’Neill travelled along highways, dirt roads, and waterways to find the great-grandmothers and teenage culinary geniuses, the recent immigrants, the progeny of early settlers, and food obsessed Americans whose innovations and closely guarded heirloom recipes that keep the nation’s table so rich and varied.
- Deluxe, heavily illustrated, and encyclopedic: Illustrated with four-color photos and line drawings and sidebars and the voices and stories of generations of cooks, this is an indispensable resource on American cooking today.
- Some of the great recipes in the book: Beacon Hill Chestnut Stuffing; Bluegrass Bass with Kentucky Caviar; Cajun Deep Fried Turkey; Acadian Mussels; Pennsylvania Dutch Red Cabbage; Barbecued Matzo Balls; Salt Lake City Slow Cooked Chicken; Three Sisters Chile Casserole; Batter Fried Picnic Chicken; North Carolina Spicy Fish Rub; Chipotle Tartare Sauce; Tidewater Peanut Soup; Shem’s Marinated Berkeley Chips; Ted Williams’s Fenway Chowder; California Avocado Soup; West Indies Crab Salad.
In a world where takeout is just a phone call away, One Big Table reminds us of the importance of remaining connected to the food we put on our tables. As this brilliantly edited collection shows on every page, the glories of a home-cooked meal prove how every generation has enriched and expanded our idea of American food. Every recipe in this book is a testament to the way our memories—historical, cultural, and personal—are bound up in our favorite and best family dishes.