When I First Moved to Rome, I Found the Sunday Dinners I Never Had

We’re partnering with Lagostina to celebrate the Italian Sunday dinner with stories, recipes, and videos about this special family tradition. Up first: Katie Parla, a Rome-based journalist, culinary educator, and author of Tasting Rome.

Although I grew up Italian-American in New Jersey, I didn’t have those big blowout Sunday dinners so well documented on film and television. By the time I was a kid, most of my extended family had left the Tri-State Area for the South, or headed out west.