Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings by Karen Mordechai is not at all what I was expecting. With a title of Sunday Suppers I envisioned menus and recipes for big family gatherings, the kind of thing I fantasize about having with my own family. The book includes some of that, and much more.
Broken up by time of day, it is not just a book of suppers, Morning, Noon, Afterrnoon, Evening, with each section including four or fives menus and recipes. The dishes are meant to be prepared for friends and shared. The act of sitting down to share a meal the main event.
There are a lot of ides for packing up your meal and heading outdoors. The photography is gorgeous and includes plenty of pretty landscapes and unusual settings to get your imagination running.
The recipes are simple, and lean vegetarian. It would be easy to make a satisfying meal for both veggies and carnivores using the planned menus.
The audience I see for this book is young, highly social, and outdoorsy. I gave this book to Youngest Daughter and she called to tell me how inspired she felt. The book excited her, and even has her ready to tackle homemade bread! I am certain that she is going to use these menus and recipes to plan many a gathering.