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

by Lisa Caponigri

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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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ISBN-13: 9781402794438
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

When she was a young girl, Lisa Caponigri regularly traveled on extended research trips to Italy with her father, an internationally known professor of Italian philosophy. Then, on school vacations Caponigri's Sicilian grandmother invited her to spend time at her home, and under her grandmother's watchful eye Lisa mastered Italian home cooking. Later in life, Lisa moved to Italy to raise her family and continued to study Italian cuisine. Lisa now resides in South Bend, Indiana and dedicates herself to spreading the gospel of Italian cooking in America.

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Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
OperaDiva More than 1 year ago
I love this book mainly for its' photos and history of the menus. While I have been able to make some of the simple recipes, I am not much of a cook and bought the book in an attempt to start cooking with my family more. Well,it did get me on that track, but it has also taught me so much about the origins of some Italian recipes, and the fun that cooking can be! I have bought numerous copies and given them to many of my friends, all of whom love it (and I must say are better cooks than I am!). The menus make it easy to plan an evening at home with their children, and at the end of the meal, you can talk about the history of the dishes you are eating too! All Hail Sunday Dinner! :-)
vpsVS More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book. Purchased as a gift for a friend who continues to keep the tradition alive. Now I want one for myself.
Sleepless_in_Seattle More than 1 year ago
I enjoy cooking, but am not a gourmet cook. I have tried, (unsuccesfully)to keep it simple and healthy, but my children would rebel at my paltry attempts. Cook books for me have long been thick, intimidating tomes. When my Mom gave me this cook book as a gift, I thought it would be one more cook book collecting dust. On the flight home, I started looking at the beautiful pictures, reading this book more like a novel, and was inspired! I love Italian food and the fact that this book also encourages my children to get involved in the cooking process was awesome. As a single Dad, dinner can be a lazy microwave meal or fish sticks, or the old standby, PB&J. But, I have been feeling guilty about the nutrition that my children have been getting. Sweet cereal at breakfast, fast food for lunch... well, you get the idea. I remember when growing up that we always had dinner as a family. These days my son is playing video games, my daughter is at her girlfriend's house, the toddler is mesmerized in front of the T.V. I now set aside at least one night a week where we all cook and eat dinner together. Most surprising, the kids actually look forward to it! (Okay, so there was that flour throwing incident...!) Bottom line, if you are as nostalgic as I am at the thought of your Grandmother standing at the front door and ringing the bell for dinner, this cook book is for you! As they say in Italian, "Buon Appetito!"
RShelton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author's premise is to present a book full of menus so that Sunday dinner will be easy to execute. She does it well with the good recipes and great photography. This cookbook features many recipes and they are all grouped together by menu rather than by type. This makes it very easy to select one for weekly menu planning. She also includes tips on how to keep Sunday dinner as a family tradition.
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