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The Pollan Family Table

The Very Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious Family Meals

Foreword by Michael Pollan

About The Book

A BookPage Best Cookbook of 2015
Winner of the Gourmand International Cookbook Award 2015, Best in the World, Best First Cookbook

A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family—with a foreword by Michael Pollan.

In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring families back to the table.

Standouts like Grand Marnier Citrus Roasted Chicken, Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips, and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to dazzle family and friends. With hundreds of exquisite color photographs, The Pollan Family Table includes the Pollan’s top cooking tips and techniques, time-tested shortcuts, advice for those just starting out and market and pantry lists that make shopping for and preparing dinner stress-free. This instant kitchen classic will help readers create incredible meals and cultivate traditions that improve health, well-being, and family happiness.

About The Authors

Corky Pollan is the author of Shopping Manhattan, food blogger, the acclaimed Best Bets editor at New York magazine, and former Style Director of Gourmet magazine. She is the recipient of the Global Green 2015 Sustainability in Food Award.

Lori Pollan who holds an MBA, is a certified Life Coach with a focus on health and wellness, and cofounded the renowned Pollan-Austen Fitness Center. She is the recipient of the Global Green 2015 Sustainability in Food Award.

Dana Pollan cofounded the acclaimed Pollan-Austen Fitness Center where she cocreated and produced a series of exercise videos. She is the recipient of the Global Green 2015 Sustainability in Food Award.

Tracy Pollan is an Emmy award nominated actress who has appeared in television, film, and on the Broadway stage. She has served on the board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research since its inception in 2000. She is the recipient of the Global Green 2015 Sustainability in Food Award.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (October 28, 2014)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476746395

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Raves and Reviews

“The Pollans have hit the ball out of the park with their first book, celebrating deliciously simple and poetically tasty food for my family (and everyone else's) to love every day. The shopping lists are easy and concise, the recipes simple and straightforward, and the photographs drive me insane with the urge to sprint first to the market and then to the kitchen and to start cooking right NOW. I simply cannot wait to cook from this book.”

– Mario Batali

"Tracy’s family set a place for me at the Pollan Family Table, over 25 years ago now. This gorgeous book brings to mind so many holiday meals and other family gatherings as well as countless smaller moments when we could have just had a meal on the fly but instead made time to sit together and share. This is what my life tastes like. Enjoy."

– Michael J. Fox

“This wonderful book shows how good food, simply and seasonally prepared, has the power to bring the family back to the table—and keep them there! Fast food culture has disconnected us from something so basic to human nature, but when we encounter real and tasty food again, it’s like coming home."

– Alice Waters

“This is the cookbook of everyone’s dreams! The Pollan women have written a collection of fresh, delicious recipes that will wow your guests but are simple enough for the busiest weeknight. If you love to find inspiration in cookbooks, you need this in your collection!”

– Ina Garten, author of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks

"Packed with more than 110 healthy recipes, with the underlying philosophy that family dining reigns...pragmatic dishes, with advice peppered throughout."

– Booklist

"[The Pollan Family Table] inspired by the Pollan tradition for eating fresh and local, shares more than 100 crowd-pleasing dinner dishes, desserts, and snacks the clan have traded among themselves for years.... Almost ever recipe can be completed in under an hour."

– Elle


– Coastal Living

"An empowering book and practical guide for home cooks struggling to make healthy and fulfilling sit-down family meals. Showcasing the very best Pollan family recipes, these fresh ideas help families achieve the “Common Pot”—an ideal dynamic marked by communal cooking, eating, and laughing together around the family table...the Pollans find inspiration devising a new routine for the family sit-down meal."

– Publishers Weekly

“The ease with whichthe Pollans approach the concept of family dinners is infectious.”

– Jewish Woman Magazine

"A bright and useful new volume for home cooks written by a mother and three daughters who have spent a lifetime making meals together."

– Architectural Digest

“[A] health-conscious, 21st-century version of the all-purpose primers of yesteryear.”

– Wall Street Journal

"Lively and healthful...this collection of recipes will be a welcome addition to your repertoire."

– Jewish Forward

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