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Hi and welcome to A Communal Table!!!

My name is Nancy Buchanan and I created A Communal Table as a menu journal – a place to talk about and play with recipes and menus. Finding great recipes is easy but figuring out “what goes with what” and how to get it all to the table at the same time is the challenge- and that is what I’ll be exploring here at A Communal Table. So pull up a chair and settle in – we’ve got a lot to talk about!

And speaking about talking, this is where I am supposed to talk about myself (gulp) something that I am not very good at – but here goes!!

I cook. A lot.I have a husband, two teenage sons and two cats. Besides being a wife, mother and chief dishwasher I have been a personal chef for over 10 years and because I didn’t have enough to do I decided to go back to school – I graduated in May 2012 with an A.S. degree and am now am a Registered Dietetic Technician through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. I am currently on the faculty at Orange Coast College and do freelance work as a recipe developer and food photographer. If would be interested in working together on a project, don’t hesitate to contact me – I love new challenges!!!

I  also love talking about food and love researching it too so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to post them or shoot me an email!!

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