If you like home cooking, then pick up a copy of the new receipe book featuring favorites from your fellow pork producers.

In Farm Table to Family Table, producers share their recipes and the stories behind them. Many of the recipes were passed down through generations of producers. Served at family gatherings, on holidays or simply for weeknight meals over the years, many of these dishes have become mealtime traditions.

These recipes and stories help to highlight the reason National Eat Dinner Together Week was started in 1996. America's pork producers and the National Pork Board established National Eat Dinner Together Week to encourage Americans to use dinnertime as an important forum to develop and nurture relationships with family members. This year, National Eat Dinner Together Week is Oct. 5-11.

The need for National Eat Dinner Together Week continues. Recent checkoff-funded research shows that in the average week, 72 percent of all dinners are prepared and eaten at home.

The recipe booklet and all the recipes are available electronically on the Internet at www.otherwhitemeat.com and can be mailed to pork producers who call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at 800-456-PORK.

National Pork Board