Hi! I'm Nancy Buchanan, the food-obsessed cook, writer, photographer (and chief dishwasher!!) behind A Communal Table (“ACT”).
About A Communal Table and you
- Are you feeling “stuck in rut” with your current favorite recipes?
- Do you want to try new and exciting dishes with an ethnic flair, but don't know where to start?
- Would you love to hear “Oh my goodness, that dish is amazing?” (but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen?).
- Do you like cocktails??
Well, if you are punching the air shouting "YES!!!" to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place! ACT's deliciously easy "recipes with an ethnic flair" will have everyone wondering when your gig on "Top Chef" begins!
I LOVE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS!!! Do not hesitate to reach out and chat! Whether you have a general cooking question, want info on a specific ingredient or technique, I'd love to hear from you!!
Contact me at... [email protected]
What readers are saying about A Communal Table
Jennifer says...These are amazing! What a delight and so easy. I’m not a baker but now that we’re all stuck at home, I wanted to bake something. Can’t find yeast to save my life so I made these to go with some chicken kebabs and they were fantastic! Next time I’ll try fresh garlic and a little more salt. But these were a total hit. Thank you!
My favorite Louie dressing recipe – so glad I found it! Tried several different recipes but this is the one I’m sticking with and sharing with others. Thank you.
So go ahead and subscribe to A Communal Table (it's free!!!) Not only will your family and friends think you're the next Julia Child, but you'll get my "How Much to Make?" Party Planning Guide to make hosting parties and
Ready to get started?
Have a look through my Recipe Index where you can browse by course. Just want to see recipes from one cuisine? you can browse by that too! You might want to check out my most popular recipes like this Morrocan Lemon Olive Chicken, a classic Crab Rangoon, 15 minute Middle Eastern Flatbreads or an almost no stir Parmesan
About Nancy and A Communal Table
No matter where we come from, what language we speak, we all have food in common. It brings everyone together and the table is where much of our life stories happen.
My goal with A Communal Table is that you will learn something, laugh at something - which will happen more often than not - I assure you.. and leave the Table full.. in both body and soul.
My Background and Credentials
My passion/obsession is also my profession!!!!
Prior to starting A Communal Table
In addition to my background in Culinary Arts, I am a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered through Commission On Dietetic Registration - the credentialing body for all Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians. I am also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When I am not in my kitchen, I'm in the classroom! I am a faculty instructor at Orange Coast College in the Food and Nutrition Department where I teach courses on Nutrition, Food and Food Culture.
My work has been featured in
So go ahead, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and have a seat here at the Table, we've got a lot to talk about!!!