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This Is Sunday Dinner

52 Seasonal Italian Menus

By Lisa Caponigri (Author)


Format Hardcover


This Is Sunday Dinner

52 Seasonal Italian Menus

by Lisa Caponigri



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Sunday dinner is back, with this collection of 52 five-course menus from Lisa Caponigri—and this time, she takes a seasonal approach, with authentic recipes from four iconic regions of Italy.

“Caponigri’s welcoming, accessible collection of Italian weekend recipes will be a boon to those preparing dinner for the entire family.” —Publishers Weekly 

In Whatever Happened to Sunday DInner?, Lisa Caponigri presented a year’s worth of delicious and authentic Italian menus for the entire family to enjoy. Now she’s back with another 52 dinners, but with a fresh new seasonal approach that reflects the cuisines of Piemonte (winter), Campania (spring), Sicily (summer), and Tuscany (fall). Throughout, Caponigri showcases Italy’s varied and abundant produce, from summery artichokes, apricots, figs, and the famous San Marzano tomato to hearty roasted meats and rich risottos to ward off the cold. The entire book brims with Lisa’s energy, her reminiscences of living in Italy, anecdotes about her family, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday dinner on the table—every Sunday of the year.
“Caponigri’s enjoyable second cookbook follows a similar premise to her first, Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, in which she provided 52 dinner menus to be enjoyed each Sunday of the year. This time, Caponigri, who has a line of prepared foods called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen, presents the menu based on the four seasons, with each season represented by an Italian region. The summer section, for example, lists 13 menus inspired by Sicily, where bright citrus flavors are prevalent in dishes such as lemony lentil soup, chicken with oranges and olives, and orange polenta cake. She dedicates the winter chapter to Piemonte, where many of the recipes call for creamy sauce bases, such as linguine with aja (a walnut sauce), risotto with melted fontina cheese, and filet mignon with a Gorgonzola sauce. Caponigri makes a convincing case for involving the entire family: ‘Cooking with your children is a gift you give to them and yourself’ . . . Nevertheless, Caponigri’s welcoming, accessible collection of Italian weekend recipes will be a boon to those preparing dinner for the entire family.” —Publishers Weekly 

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Lisa Caponigri is the author of Sterling’s Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, and has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and appears on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN.

Pub Date: 4/2/2019

ISBN: 9781454930174

Price: $29.95 / $39.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 336 pages, all in color

Trim: 7.375 x 9.25 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Culinary / Entertaining

Publisher: Sterling Epicure