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Before actors and Food Network stars Jazz, Jake, Jurnee, and Jussie Smollett conquered Hollywood, they spent their childhood crisscrossing the United States. Moving coast to coast 13 times, they car-tripped to small towns and big cities across America. 

But no matter where they lived, two things remained constant: their incredible family feasts and the long, wooden kitchen table where they shared food and lived their lives. Each time they arrived in a new home, their mother would transform planks of hard wood into a smooth, varnished butcher block table in a beloved ritual that took three days. That handcrafted table would become the heart of the Smollett clan, where the most important and cherished events and accomplishments, no matter how large or small, were honored and where holidays were celebrated: Christmas, Easter, Passover, Chanukah, birthdays, milestones. With a mother from New Orleans and a Jewish father from New York who met and married in California, the Smollett kids were exposed to diverse culinary heritages and grew up open to all the deliciousness the world had to offer.

In this warm and personal book, the Smolletts invite us all to take a seat at their table and enjoy the good times and good food that help families thrive. The Family Table includes more than 130 delicious, comforting recipes that pay tribute to their past and present, including:

  • Crispy Beef Lettuce Wraps 
  • Potato Crab Au Gratin 
  • Brown Butter Lamb Chops 
  • Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers 
  • 7th Ward Gumbo 
  • North African Chicken Stew 
  • Cast-Iron Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie 

These favorite recipes from the Smolletts are suitable for intimate dinners and fabulous feasts alike, but more than that, The Family Table is a remarkable portrait of a loving, all-American family, rich with traditions that they continue to build to this day.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying supplemental enhancement PDF will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Smollett Collective (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Family Comes First

Love this book even if its a cookbook. but its about family coming together, sharing recipes, enjoying one another