Writing about family or historical figures presents a delicate challenge: How can a new work remain faithful to the work and words of others? How can it retain their voices, and the spirit that animates their efforts? How much should the themes of these personal stories transcend their subjects? And, of course, what can you do to avoid cliche or sentimentality? Mayukh Sen (Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America), Matthew Raiford (Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer), and Laurie Woolever (Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography) discuss their recent books with oral historian, cookbook writer, and biographer Sara B. Franklin (ed. Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original).