The Great American Family Reunion Cookbook
With more than 150 recipes from across America, The Great American Family Reunion Cookbook provides a culinary, coast-to-coast adventure and helps families of every background and every size provide the most important element of any reunion—the food. Author Lori Nawyn spent over a year interviewing residents from each state, exploring their stories and their food to identify what was the quintessential recipe for that perfect family gathering. Whether from the Louisiana Bayou to the Black Hills of South Dakota or from the rugged landscape of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to the beautiful farmland of New England, the recipes capture the essence of what it means to renew family love and relationship. Nawyn has also coupled the recipe collection with practical advice and creative activities to help organize and host an unforgettable family reunion.
About Lori Nawyn
Growing up in the heart of northern Utah's famous fruit country, Lori Nawyn savored the goodness of locally grown fruits. Her early teen years were spent picking pie cherries in her father's orchard and making jam with her grandmother. Late summer brought one of the country's longest running harvest celebrations--Brigham City Utah's Peach Days. Peach cobblers, pies, turnovers, cakes, and shakes dotted the culinary landscape of area events; the humble peach was seldom used for anything except dessert. That left Lori thinking: what if the fruit was destined for something more? She is an author of three books, Flight Plan, A Year's Journey, and Love, Hugs, and Hope. She is the mother of four and is married to a fireman.