Our Story

Rachel Miranda has engaged in a lifelong pursuit of community through home cooking, from her childhood in Switzerland, through her years of maintaining a kosher household while raising four children in Connecticut, to her dinners in Washington, D.C. for friends from all over the world. Here, for the first time, she has collected ninety-three sumptuous recipes that reflect the range of her culinary influences: farm-centered Swiss dishes and recipes infused with the distinctive flavors of neighboring Italy and France are inventively mingled with foods native to the Americas, and rounded out by cherished Eastern European Jewish classics.

The World at Our Table is an invaluable guide for beginning and practiced cooks alike, providing precise instructions, thoughtful explanations, and the author’s Cooking Tips to Live By. This unique narrative cookbook interweaves vibrant illustrations by artist Serena Faye Feingold with food origin stories, family anecdotes, and Rachel Miranda’s invitation for each of us to rediscover the power of home-cooked food to connect us to one another. 


The Creators

Rachel Miranda - Author, Home Cook

 Rachel Miranda is a freelance writer and editor of cultural, literary, and academic works, and the managing editor of Plamen Press. She specializes in editing translations, and was the recipient of a 2017 Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has an MFA in Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars and a BA in European Cultural Studies from Brandeis University. She currently makes her home in Connecticut, near her dear family and a small cove of the Long Island Sound, where she continues her lifelong practices of cooking, baking, and writing. This is her first published book.


Serena Feingold - Illustrator

Serena Faye Feingold is an object maker and illustrator whose work centers around visual storytelling. She received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and a certification in Majolica glazing from the Scuola d’Arte Ceramica Romano Ranieri in Deruta, Italy. In 2017, she completed a residency at the Skopelos Foundation in Skopelos, Greece. Feingold is currently living in Connecticut, where she teaches pottery and runs her craft business, Bina.