See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends by Sam Sifton

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  • Pan-roasted chicken thighs

    • vickster on March 19, 2020

      Simple and good. But I need to adjust the temperature next time. Thighs quickly burned.

  • Chicken shawarma

    • EmilyR on February 18, 2020

      This is a nice recipe, though I used chicken breast and added preserved lemon to the marinade. I put the extra marinade in the oven alongside the chicken and next time I will likely just bake the chicken in it, because it was incredible drizzled over everything.

  • Beef Stroganoff

    • Nkrieda78 on March 02, 2020

      This stroganoff is amazing! Everything I wanted it to be. Easily halved for not feeding a crowd.

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    "To me See You on Sunday is the American dinner equivalent of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It is the resource we need for classic meals, any night of the week."

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  • ISBN 10 1400069920
  • ISBN 13 9781400069927
  • Published Feb 18 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 432
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House

Publishers Text

From the New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic comes a cookbook to help us rediscover the art of Sunday supper and the joy of gathering with friends and family

"People are lonely," Sam Sifton writes. "They want to be part of something, even when they can't identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn't much more complicated than that." Regular dinners with family and friends, he argues, are a metaphor for connection, a space where memories can be shared as easily as salt or hot sauce, where deliciousness reigns. The point of Sunday supper is to gather around a table with good company and eat.

From years spent talking to restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks in connection with his daily work at The New York Times, Sam Sifton's See You on Sunday is a book to make those dinners possible. It is a guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything here can be scaled down, or up). The 200 recipes are mostly simple and inexpensive ("You are not a feudal landowner entertaining the serfs"), and they derive from decades spent cooking for family and groups ranging from six to sixty ("Just throw some stuff in a pot," a friend told him once. "Put that on rice. That's it.").

From big meats to big pots, a few words on salad, or a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, See You on Sunday will be an indispensable addition to any home cook's library. From how to shuck an oyster to the perfection of Mallomars with flutes of milk, from the joys of grilled eggplant to those of gumbo and bog, the chapters in this book are devoted to the preparation of delicious proteins and grains, vegetables and desserts, taco nights and pizza parties. See You on Sunday is an elegantly written, beautifully illustrated and, most important, exceptionally useful book, from one of the finest food writers working today.


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