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A Common Table by Cynthia Chen McTernan

A Common Table

A Common Table by Cynthia Chen McTernan
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Oct 23, 2018 | 288 Pages
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“Cynthia has an incredible way of crafting a beautiful, engaging story around her recipes while making me want to eat every single one. Her recipes in A Common Table are approachable and crave-worthy, and her writing makes me feel like I’m conversing with a close friend. This is a cookbook that I will find myself reaching for over and over again!”
—JESSICA MERCHANT, author of Seriously Delish and The Pretty Dish, and creator of How Sweet Eats

“Cynthia’s world is a delicious mix of cultures that are all showcased beautifully in A Common Table. Her stories about these dishes paired with her stunning photos and the flavors themselves make this book
a true work of art.”
—MOLLY YEH, author of Molly on the Range

A Common Table is filled with evocative photographs, thoughtful writing, and gorgeous food in Cynthia’s remarkable style. Her inventive recipes, inspired by her Southern upbringing, her Chinese heritage, and her husband’s Korean-Irish roots, are comforting, craveable, and unique enough to stand out from the crowd. Cynthia’s work is endlessly inspiring, and has translated beautifully to her first book!”
—YOSSY AREFI, author of Sweeter Off the Vine 

“Cynthia Chen McTernan’s A Common Table effortlessly captures the spirit of American food right now—a rich and vibrant melting pot of influences from around the world. From her Chinese heritage to her Southern upbringing and her husband’s Korean-Irish background, Cynthia’s tales of embracing the ‘shared cultures’ of her family are as intoxicating as her mouthwatering, cross-cultural recipes. A Common Table is an important book for now and the future, a powerful story of how food, and the traditions of eating together, can help people from disparate cultures find common ground.”
—HETTY McKINNON, author of Community and Neighborhood, editor in chief of Peddler Journal, and co-owner of Neighborhood Studio, Brooklyn

“Cynthia Chen McTernan’s A Common Table feels new yet comfortingly familiar all at once. The sweet story of her food landscape and how it came to be will make you hungry in the best way possible. I devoured this book and its stories, photos, and recipes alike.”
—STEPHANIE LE, author of Easy Gourmet and creator of I Am a Food Blog

“Her words and recipes are full of personal and thoughtful memories, made vivid by her love of her family, and instilled with a sense of gentle hope. Cynthia surely makes me hate my life. But I forgave her the minute I tasted her open, friendly, and comforting foods. You probably will, too.”
—MANDY LEE, creator of Lady and Pups: An Angry Food Blog 

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