One Big Table: One Big Table


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Simon & Schuster
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8.38 X 9.57 X 2.15 inches | 5.27 pounds

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About the Author

Molly ONeill is from Daytona State College, where she has taught for 22 years in the School of Mathematics. She has taught a variety of courses from developmental mathematics to calculus. Before she came to Florida, Molly taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College. Molly earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and a master of arts and teaching from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Besides this textbook, she has authored several course supplements for college algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus and has reviewed texts for developmental mathematics.
I differ from many of my colleagues in that math was not always easy for me. But in seventh grade I had a teacher who taught me that if I follow the rules of mathematics, even I could solve math problems. Once I understood this, I enjoyed math to the point of choosing it for my career. I now have the greatest job because I get to do math every day and I have the opportunity to influence my students just as I was influenced. Authoring these texts has given me another avenue to reach even more students.


"A remarkable collection of recipes and life stories that is utterly unlike the usual all-in-one cookbook. One Big Table is a glorious hodgepodge of classic American dishes--lobster rolls, zucchini casserole and Boston baked beans--and newer additions to the country's repertoire such as Vietnamese pho, Lebanese date cookies, tzatziki and curried crab."--The Washington Post
"Overwhelming and yet completely absorbing, a cookbook to dip into for years."--The New York Times
"Ms. O'Neill profiles landmark culinary moments and the people behind today's artisanal foods. In the hands of a lesser writer, it could all be hard going, but Ms. O'Neill renders it as sweet and light as apple crisp."--The Wall Street Journal
"In this thick, lavishly illustrated doorstop of a book, the armchair gastronome can embrace the full breadth of the contemporary American culinary scene."--The Los Angeles Times
"One Big Table by Molly O'Neill (Simon & Schuster) is the cookbook everybody should (and will) be talking about. Part cookbook and part documentary, One Big Table paints a picture of America's vibrant culinary traditions. As everybody knows, the soul of a place is best encapsulated by what is found on the table. One Big Table does more than just show us what we like to eat--it reminds us who we are."--Christian Science Monitor
"A sprawling portrait of American cooking today."--The New York Post
"A profound reflection of America's delicious diversity...O'Neill's language is something to savor."--Saveur
"O'Neill, former New York Times Magazine food writer and author, has compiled an informative and heartwarming refutation of the demise of American home cooking. Ten years and many miles in the making, this collection celebrates the nation's culinary diversity, both ethnically and agriculturally, and offers a uniquely intimate look at what home cooking in America is truly like today...As engaging in the armchair as it is in the kitchen, this book is an enduring testament to our historic traditions and the new culinary forays being made by American home cooks."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This is One Big Book, filled to the brim with anecdotes, references, information, memorabilia, and recipes that are truly representative of all U.S. cultures and ethnicities. O'Neill, former New York Times
Magazine food columnist, respected author (New York Cookbook) and TV host, has outdone herself. It's
difficult not to stop and savor every page, from the gee-whiz type of historical illustration and
mouthwatering food photography to the stories of new and well-honed cooks."--Barbara Jacobs, Booklist (starred review)
"Part cookbook, part ethnography, part cultural history, this volume contains all that it advertises in its subtitle. . . . This survey of American home cooking from the ground level is wide-ranging, attractive, and just plain huge."--Library Journal
"Like your grandma's china armoire that doesn't quite fit into your studio apartment, [One Big Table] is a real treasure. So make room."--Gael Greene
"So many cookbooks these days are more aspirational than inspirational, yet Molly O'Neill keeps it real with loving depictions of what American home cooks are actually making in their kitchens today. As she showcases food from small communities across the country, American cooking starts to look, smell, and taste like what it truly is: a cuisine full of contradictions--'fine and silly, real and fake, wonderful and wonderfully awful, heartfelt, homemade and factory-issued'--and yet, O'Neill writes, 'very much alive.' . . . The recipes, often enriched by history and family lore, make this book a meaningful and personal vehicle for understanding, eating, and ultimately enjoying American home cooking."
"[A] foodie's dream come true...One Big Table is more than a cookbook...It's a beautiful, impressive gift for cooks and non-cooking foodies alike."
"One Big Table--what a beautiful way to talk about the richness and diversity of American food! It brings us all to an important, soulful place."--Alice Waters, author of In the Green Kitchen and The Art of Simple Food
" Only a writer with O'Neill's energy, smarts and big Midwestern heart could locate and present, recipe by recipe, the soul of American cuisine and provide this rich, varied and indispensible resource."--Ethan Becker, co-author of The Joy of Cooking with Marion Becker and Irma Rombauer
"Recipe by recipe, Molly O'Neill has assembled a portrait of America at the table, and the best part is, we're all invited to pull up a chair. One Big Table is an exuberant, generous book, a celebration of the foods we love to eat, from Debby Morse's Ranch Dressing to Marya and Otis Baron's Dilly Beans with Thai Chiles, Mrs. Sun's Braised New Year's Sea Bass, and Ed Behr's Baked Maple Custard. I'll take one of everything."--Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life

"Part cookbook, part documentary, Molly O'Neill's One Big Table is an accurate snapshot of America and highlights the unforgettable threads that make its culinary tapestry complete. While Molly opens a window to our past, she also offers undeniable proof that our definition of "American Cuisine" is constantly evolving."--Thomas Keller, chef, The French Laundry, and author of The French Laundry Cookbook and Ad Hoc At Home