Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?: A Year of Italian Menus with 250 Recipes That Celebrate Family

Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?: A Year of Italian Menus with 250 Recipes That Celebrate Family

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by Lisa Caponigri
     
 

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Caponigri has devised 52 delicious Italian menus—one for each Sunday of the year—that feature all the favorites, including classics like crostini, lasagne, polenta, stuffed peppers, veal piccata, risotto alla Milanese, and ricotta pie.
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Caponigri has devised 52 delicious Italian menus—one for each Sunday of the year—that feature all the favorites, including classics like crostini, lasagne, polenta, stuffed peppers, veal piccata, risotto alla Milanese, and ricotta pie.

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"[A] delightful guide to Italian family dining.... well-written and beautifully presented.... Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? will give you all the inspiration and practical information you need to make those family meals memorable and delicious." --The Wall Street Journal

"A good cookbook to gather a hungry crowd and leave them happily satiated."--Kirkus Reviews

 

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Caponigri shares her family's tradition of Sunday dinners. "Sunday was for gathering, preparing, cooking, eating, sharing, talking, laughing…a time to disconnect from the rest of the world and reconnect with family and friends," writes the author. In that spirit, she organizes her debut cookbook into "52 Sunday dinner menus in the Italian tradition." The thematic menus include: antipasto (usually a crostini to pass at the table), a primo (first course), a secondo (main course) served with a single contorno (side dish) and dessert. While some of the recipes are standard Italian fare (veal piccata, spinach lasagna, stuffed mushrooms), others are less common but intriguing (prosciutto soufflé, veal breast stuffed with raisins and pine nuts, hazelnut truffle pie). These are not last-minute items; Caponigri feels preparation should involve a noisy kitchen full of people. She also highlights recipes that are child-friendly to prepare and serve. Caponigri suggests five ways to incorporate Sunday dinners into your routine: Make them a priority, plan ahead, decide the menu and assign the chores together, keep the menu simple, let go and have fun. The book is flavored with Italian aphorisms, informative menu introductions and Caponigri's family history. Guy Ambrosino provides the enticing photographs, with food styling by former Gourmet editor Kate Winslow. A good cookbook to gather a hungry crowd and leave them happily satiated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402784828
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
241,832
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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