Leonard Sweet’s recent release, From Tablet to Table: Where Community is Found and Identity is Formed, is a remarkable work. Len, as always, writes with an artist’s eye and a brilliant mind. I read everything Len writes and this is an exceptional addition to his collection of work.
Intending to ingest it over several sittings, I started but couldn’t stop. I began what I thought would be a multiple meal experience, taking place over several sittings, but ended up experiencing a finely cooked meal with extraordinary company. I couldn’t put it down, reading it in one sitting. Like all good meals, it consisted of great food (content), great company (an authentic voice) and lingering conversation.
As a personal recipient of his hospitality, Len and his family do what he writes in this book and the table is an open and regular part of their life and routine. In a culture wresting with identity and community, this book is a prophetic call back to the table with a poetic voice. Well done, Len!!!
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