To depict the wonderful atmosphere of slow food meals and give a face to the people living this lifestyle, Come to the Table tells the stories of twelve separate meals, each hosted by an artisan or farmer family in the California countryside, where the majority of America’s fresh foods are produced. The list of contributors and their cuisine is incredibly varied, ranging from an organic farmer preparing a meal based around her own grains and legumes, to a third-generation Armenian farmer preparing a traditional Armenian feast, to a goat cheese maker cooking for members of the American Cheesemakers Society. By showcasing a group of extraordinarily diverse, committed, and engaging people who work the land, readers get the opportunity to know and understand their lives up close.
Come to the Table also includes menus and recipes of the dishes featured in each meal. Fans of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle will love this book for its combination of stories with recipes, and foodies who devoured The Omnivore’s Dilemma will love this book for its farm-to-table focus.
A growing number of Americans want to learn more about--and take advantage of--alternatives to the industrialized food system. Come to the Table is an inviting introduction to the slow food movement that helps the reader connect with the people who keep the farm-to-table tradition alive.