Sunday Dinner

a Savor the South cookbook

By Bridgette A. Lacy

132 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7438-4
    Published: February 2023
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-2246-0
    Published: September 2015
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4386-9
    Published: September 2015

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Awards & distinctions

Finalist, Pat Conroy Cookbook Prize, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

Bridgette A. Lacy offers an ode to a meal that, notably in the Sabbath-minding South, is more than a meal. Sunday dinner, Lacy observes, is "a state of mind. It is about taking the time to be with the people who matter to you." Describing her own childhood Sunday dinners, in which her beloved, culinary-minded grandfather played an indelible role, Lacy explores and celebrates the rhythms of Sunday food traditions. But Lacy knows that, today, many who grew up eating Sunday dinner surrounded by kin now dine alone in front of the television. Her Sunday Dinner provides remedy and delicious inspiration any day of the week.

Sure to reward those gathered around the table, Lacy's fifty-one recipes range from classic southern favorites, including Sunday Yeast Rolls, Grandma's Fried Chicken, and Papa's Nilla Wafer Brown Pound Cake, to contemporary, lighter twists such as Roasted Vegetable Medley and Summer Fruit Salad. Lacy's tips for styling meals with an eye to color, texture, and a simple beauty embody her own Sunday dinner recollection that "anything you needed was already on the table."

About the Author

Bridgette A. Lacy is a journalist who writes about food for the Independent Weekly and the North Carolina Arts Council. She also served as a longtime features and food writer for the Raleigh News & Observer.
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"Evokes sweet memories and tradition."--Washington Post

"Gives us permission to create family and make Sunday dinners special wherever we are."--News & Observer

“[An] inspiring new meditation on the merit of meals shared with friends and enjoyed over the course of a restorative afternoon.”--Indy Week

"Sunday Dinner [is] a way to bring families together."--Deirdre Parker Smith, The Salisbury Post

"The introduction to Bridgette Lacy’s Sunday Dinner alone is worth the cover price."--Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books and Music Newsletter

"A celebration not just of food but of family, paying homage to the life and toil of ancestors."--Tallahassee Democrat

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