Tales from My Table is a collection of twelve true stories about food. Bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, the stories explore the way food influences our lives and our memories. We learn about relationships, about life, and about the thrill of eating what you love to eat and cooking what you love to cook. Imagine Anne Lamott and Garrison Keillor meeting under a full moon for a midnight picnic. As author Ann Tudor says: "I value food prepared and served with love. And I value the memories that we store in our taste buds. Not all those memories are welcome ones. It would not serve us to recall only the times of sweet plenty and glorious love. We need also to taste bitterness and to feel our salt tears. We taste the salt, we taste the bitter. And then we find the sweet."