Andrews McMeel Publishing has sent me another terrific cookbook to review and giveaway to you guys. This one is called Sunday Dinners: Food, Family, and Faith from Our Favorite Pastors. Sunday Dinners brings readers into the family and meals of several of America’s most well-known and well-loved pastors. I love a cookbook that tells stories as well as shares recipes, and this one has family stories from T.D. and Serita Jakes, Joel and Victoria Osteen, Ed and JoBeth Young, and many others. Along with their family tales, you’ll read about the recipes that have accompanied their families at meal times for generations.
You’ll fall in love with Serita Jakes’s Homemade Banana Pudding with meringue and scratch-made custard. You’ll be introduced to the Texas Fudge Cake that Victoria Osteen makes EVERY WEEK for her family. Jeannie Glenn, whose husband Mike serves as pastor at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN, shares a crab appetizer that will make your mouth water. She also shares the recipe for Strawberry Cake, made for every Sunday dinner served by her mother and grandmother. Reverand Martin Lam Nguyen, who is a native of Vietnam and serves at Congregation of Holy Cross at the University of Notre Dame, shares an authentic Vitenamese Goi Cuon recipe. That’s Fresh Shrimp and Pork Spring Rolls for those of us who only speak English.
Sunday Dinners shares not only terrific recipes from pastors who are successful serving their churches, but it also gives us a glimpse into what makes their family life successful. Many of them champion the cause of the traditional Sunday dinner as being the meal that glues the family together. I hope you’ll enjoy hearing their stories as much as I have.
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