This anthology is centered around the theme of cooking, either the act of cooking, watching someone cook, eating or preparing food, and observing holiday traditions centered around food.Food is a common thread through all civilizations. Whether it be eating or preparing meals, ceremonies surrounding food, the memories which food evokes, food is the one thing which ties us all together. The recipe from an old friend, now passed, helps a woman to open her heart. A man recalls, fondly, preparing dinner with the woman he loves. A grandfather teaches gratitude for abundance with food cooked over a campfire. A relationship is forged over an herb cutting. This anthology is meant to bring us all together at the same table, a poetic feast surpassing any race or ethnicity, uniting old and young. The poems and flash fiction presented here remind us we are all, at our best and at our worst, just human. This delicious anthology surrounding food represents 91 authors from 10 countries on 4 continents, proving that food truly is the tie that binds. Whether it be something sweet or savory, we encourage you to dig in and enjoy!