Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La Famiglia

Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La Famiglia

Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia by Rossella Rago is a beautiful cookbook with simple instructions. It is also jam-packed with some wonderful family stories. This recipe book is perfect for fans of the author and anyone who enjoys family cooking.

Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La FamigliaTitle: Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La Famiglia
Author: Rossella Rago
Publisher: Harper Horizon
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: October 25, 2022
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Brooklyn-born Italian chef Rossella Rago equips you to host your own Italian American Sunday dinner, from antipasto platters to sambuca-laced espresso, in this third book in the Cooking with Nonna fully illustrated cookbook series.

With colorful step-by-step photographs, Sunday Dinners includes
***easy-to-follow Italian American recipes such as Stuffed Artichokes, Pasta e Fagioli Soup, Chicken Francese, and Cannoli Tiramisu
***tips from grandmother chefs on Rossella’s show and from her own loveable nonna
heartwarming stories of food and family from New York to Sicily
***encouragement to make each recipe your own, whether you are an experienced cook or just beginning.

Sunday Dinners is a perfect housewarming gift, wedding present, or surprise for your own mother or nonna. You'll find yourself returning to these classic family go-tos time and again as you celebrate a heritage of sharing food and laughter with those you love.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia

Anyone familiar with Rossella’s series, Cooking With Nonna, will be intrigued to read this cookbook. It is a bit more than a book about Italian recipes, it is a story about the author’s family as well. These anecdotal stories are lovely and add a lot of backstory to many of the dishes.

❀ Lots of Recipes Included

There are quite a few recipes included in the book and they are organized by different courses. As well, there is a section for basics, such as sauces , and even quite a few drink recipes. If you have ever considered making fresh pasta, this book has you covered.

❀ Contents: Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La Famiglia

  • Back to Basics
  • Antipasto
  • Soup and Salad
  • On the Side
  • Pasta al Forno, Lasagne, and Primi
  • Secondi and Parms
  • From the Oven with Amore
  • La Dolce Vita: Sweets
  • That’s the Way the Biscotti Crumbles
  • Who Needs a Drink?

❀ Stunning Images

The images in the book are stunning and there is a large focus on Rossella and Nonna as well. However not every recipe has an accompanying picture, so those who are looking for visuals for each dish might be disappointed. That being said, the instructions are easy to follow, so it is easy to create many of the dishes without the aid of an image.

❀ Simple Recipes

Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La Famiglia  by Rossella Rago is perfect if you enjoy Italian American cuisine and are looking for some new recipes to try, this book will definitely set you up for success. While it is a book that will resonate with the author’s fan base, the stories are sweet and the recipes are simple. I am looking forward to creating a few of them myself.

About Rossella Rago

rossella rago

Rossella Rago is the host of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna. For each episode of the show, Rossella invites an Italian American nonna to cook with her and share traditional Italian recipes and fond memories of her childhood in Italy. She is the author of Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family with over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers and Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays: 130 Classic Holiday Recipes from Italian Grandmothers. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.

10 thoughts on “Cooking With Nonna: Sunday Dinners With La Famiglia

  1. Soozle says:

    This sounds like it would be such a wonderful cookbook! Nothing beats the recipes from our elders! So much history and love in them 🙂

  2. Lori Smanski says:

    thank you for your review. oh what a wonderful cover. FAMILY I love this. this sounds like such a great cook book. thanks for sharing

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