This is my favorite cookbook. All of the recipes are practical,the ingredients are easily found (you probably have most in the kitchen already) and they are for food that everybody likes to eat. A short history and sometimes photographs accompany most of the recipes. My favorite recipe from the book is the one for sweet potato pie, it is always a crowd pleaser. My parents actually purchased this book several years ago when I was in high school, when I left for college I made sure to take it with me.
The Welcome Table at times seems like a novel, the author's personal notes draw the reader into her life experiences and its easy to forget that this is a cookbook.