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
     
 



The family that eats together stays together! That's what Lisa Caponigri believes, and she created Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? to give real families recipes they can easily cook and enjoy together. Caponigri has devised 52 delicious Italian menus--one for each Sunday of the year--that feature all the favorites, including classics like crostini,See more details below

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The family that eats together stays together! That's what Lisa Caponigri believes, and she created Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? to give real families recipes they can easily cook and enjoy together. 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. There are also many surprises like Woodman's pasta and Italian french fries--and traditional, treasured dishes from her own family's kitchen, such as Nana's Strufoli and Grandma Caponigri's Ragu Sauce.
 
Beautifully photographed by Guy Ambrosino, Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? showcases food styling by former Gourmet magazine editor Kate Winslow.

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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

 

Kirkus Reviews
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:
9781402794438
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,257,816
File size:
29 MB
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