Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia

 Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia  by Rossella Rago

Title:  Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia
Author Rossella Rago
Publisher: Harper Horizon
Genre:  Cooking, Food & Wine
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 272
Date of US Publication: 25 October, 2022
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

When I saw this, I wanted to read it purely for my own childhood memories, of my Italian grandfather who was still cooking when his parents and older brother immigrated in 1921 to New Jersey. Yeah, I’m an Italian girl from the Jersey Shore, where my Italian grandfather would cook Sunday dinner and his three daughters, their respective families would gather, talk, eat, drink his homemade wine, and watch tv after (and not cable either). 

This is New York and Jersey Italian American cooking and it’s beautifully presented with photos of the food, as well as the author and her grandmother, the recipes, and her grandmother’s memories. It’s all lovely and enjoyable to read, for the stories along with the recipes.

The contents include homemade pasta and sauces, antipasto, soup and salad, sides, pasta entrees, non-pasta entrees, treats (garlic knots, focaccia, etc.), sweets, cookies, and drinks. The instructions are written out concisely. 

Having grown up eating like this, I really appreciated this cookbook.

eARC kindly provided by Harper Horizon and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


In her third cookbook, Rossella Rago, host of the popular web series Cooking with Nonna, partners once again with her beloved Nonna Romana to help you host memorable and delicious Sunday dinners. With 130 easy-to-follow recipes, accompanied by beautiful photographs and heartwarming stories of food and family from New York and Puglia, Rossella and Nonna provide all the inspiration you need to gather friends and loved ones around your table.


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