Kitchen Table Stories

The Holidays. Often stressful, often joyful. The table is groaning under the weight of all the dishes and ten minutes into the feast, Mom remembers the dinner rolls are blackening in the oven. You know just how to seat relatives who might only get together once a year...and for good reason! You probably have your menus planned incorporating all of your favorite, must-have foods. What better way to get in the mood than with stories about food and family?! Perhaps one of these books will become a must-have food for the soul.

Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

By Art Smith

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Art Smith is Oprah Winfrey's personal chef. Smith provides readers with an array of mouth-watering recipes that represent the very best of home cooking. He also discusses how to set the table in a way that gives reverence to the food and the guests; how various cultures give blessings before a meal; how different kinds of foods and dishes can contribute to an atmosphere of family unity; and so much more! Back to the Table is illustrated throughout with stunning photos of the food and of people sharing their tables, and their lives. He has cooked professionally for the families of celebrities and heads-of-state for almost 20 years.

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A Cup of Christmas Tea

By Tom Hegg

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The story of a young man's reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime and the unexpected joy it brings.

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Like Water for Chocolate

By Laura Esquivel

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A #1 bestseller in Mexico in 1990, this charming, imaginative, and just plain fun novel of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico includes unique recipes at the beginning of each chapter for a variety of traditional dishes.

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