Over the past several years, O’Neill has criss-crossed the country visiting home kitchens, poking into recipe boxes, and talking to chefs from tiny off-the-beaten-path restaurants. One Big Table
is a collection of the best and most interesting stories, recipes, and historical side-notes that she’s collected. It ranges from Virginia crab cakes and campfire trout to Vietnamese meatballs and homemade pastries like this recipe for Persian baaghlava.
There are a lot of books and cookbooks focused on capturing and preserving what American cooking used to be. What we love about this book is that it captures what it means to be a home cook in America right this very instant.