住在街角頂樓的奶奶Omu，正在用大鍋子烹煮今天的晚餐：燉菜。她仔細調味，耐心攪拌，嚐了一口，忍不住讚嘆：「真是太美味了！」。距離晚餐還有段時間，Omu讀起書。這時，突然「叩叩叩」，是鄰居小男孩?！改阍觞N來啦？」 「你在煮什麼？我被香味吸引來的，可以嚐一嚐嗎？」 「沒問題，我煮很多」， Omu給了小男孩一口。接著香味吸引了警察、熱狗小販，甚至遠飄至另一個街區，計程車司機、醫生、演員、烘焙師…，連市長都停下腳步，Omu大方地讓每個人品嚐燉菜。終於，晚餐時間到了，但鍋子卻空空如也，一口不剩！突然，叩叩叩聲又來了…，不過，這次是大家帶著一道菜前來，沙拉、雞肉、蛋糕…，還有小男孩的卡片…。一道燉菜，換來溫暖的心、各式佳餚和一場充滿愛的派對。
A generous woman is rewarded by her community in this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for the Thanksgiving season, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.
Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?
Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings a heartwarming story of sharing and community to life in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu's stew, with an extra serving of love. An author's note explains that "Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean "Grandma."