A film-story about the cook of a team of lumberjacks working on the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), Nina Filatova. Signboard "Tavern" Quiet pool "above the hut in the taiga, in which N. Filatova cooks food and dine lumberjacks. N. Filatova collects snow in a bucket, peels potatoes, distributes food to the builders, talks to a reporter. BAM builders at work in the taiga on a felling scaffolding, building a bridge, laying a path. The builders of the village of Zvezdny burn down the last tent of the tent camp. The dormitory of the builders in the village of Zvezdny. The builders have lunch in the canteen, relax after work, read books, play chess. excerpts from letters by N. Filatova to her parents.