This week's Table Talk is an important reminder from country music star Trisha Yearwood. The secret to keeping a family close is eating together. Dinnertime is such a great family time. I think we started losing touch with the importance of family dinner time back in late 1953 when Swanson sold the first TV dinners. It... More
In Growing Up: A Classic American Childhood, Marilyn vos Savant, author and Parade columnist, suggests that there are certain things it is ideal to be able to accomplish by the time one turns 18. One of the things Marilyn vos Savant suggests is being able to blow out a dinner candle without getting wax all over the... More
Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme recalls gathering around the dinner table with his family. Take a moment to appreciate the sense of family you get from eating together at the dinner table. And a special shout out to all the moms who never fail to make our favorite dishes with love and joy. Happy Mother's Day!
Even experienced Hollywood party guest Jennifer Jason Leigh admits to retreating to the food table to escape awkward conversation at parties. I have to admit that I sometimes hang out around the food table at parties, too, but I usually do it for the opposite reason-- to meet people. It's much easier to start a... More
Do you ever do work at the dining room table? I do, from time to time. My desk in my office collects piles of papers and notebooks in the blink of an eye, and I love having the option to sit down at a cleared table and spread out my work. Thanks to Mr. Wilson,... More
Would you rather have roses on your table than diamonds on your neck? Emma Goldman would.
Accidents happen, and spilling sauce on the tablecloth seems inevitable. Anton Chekhov's thought about a good upbringing reminds that accidents will always happen, but how we handle them (or choose not to notice them) is what matters most.
Even famous food lovers recognize that what's around your dinner table is just as important, if not more important, than what's on the dinner table. Share your favorite dinner table memory in the comments.
A little wisdom about how to keep your wits at the dinner table on April Fool's Day (and every other day of the year): Happy April Fool's Day! May your day be filled with only the best kinds of foolishness.
A quick reminder from Henri Matisse that tables can be more than just hunks of wood, plastic, or metal; they can be art.
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