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Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?: A year of Italian menus with 250 recipes that celebrate family

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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, st...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Sterling Epicure (first published December 15th 2008)
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Despite all my family's troubles, we would sit down for dinner every night. Food replaced words. "Are you still hungry? Do you want some more?" translated to "I love you." Even now, when I visit the parents, I'm told to wash my hands and then sit down and eat this. And that. And then try this. When I leave, I'm loaded up with a couple bags. I try protesting this every few months, all that work by my little tiger mother which she doesn't have to do. It cored me out when she once reluctantly admit...more
Wow! What a great collection of family dinners for Sundays and other special occasions. Each of the 52 meal suggestions contains the following five elements:
- Antipasto
- 1st course (a pasta, risotto, polenta or soup)
- 2nd course (main course)
- Side dish
- Dessert

This is a cookbook for someone who already has some experience in the kitchen. While some of the dishes are startlingly simple, others look quite tricky (let's just say that I've struggled with getting the consistency right for homemade g...more
This is a nice book to look through. The pictures are great and the menus sound delicious. I like the concept of the Sunday dinner menu and involving the whole family in preparation. Some recipes are fairly simple, but a lot of it is beyond my skill level as a cook. It will definitely make you wish you were Italian.
Jesse Henning
Cute concept - 52 menus for 52 Sundays out of the year. I have a bit of an attitude about Italian food - but these recipes are great for a crowd.
Nice pictures (not enough) and recipes, but nothing struck my fancy.
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