No matter if the meal is formal, informal, or somewhere in between, the point of Sunday supper is simply to gather around a table with family and friends to eat. Sam Sifton’s SEE YOU ON SUNDAY! is a book to make those dinners possible. A rough guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything can easily be scaled down or up), it’s an engaging, beautifully-written manifesto for home cooking. This collection of bulletproof recipes is derived from Sam’s work as the food editor of The New York Times and as the founding editor of NYT Cooking, The Times’s award-winning digital cookbook tool.

Whether for guidance on big meats and big pots, a few words on salad, or a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, SEE YOU ON SUNDAY! will be an indispensable addition to any home cook’s library. Sam’s is a cookbook for those who want to cook better more often, and to reap the rewards of doing so, both for themselves and for all those who surround them.


Sam Sifton is the food editor of The New York Times, a food columnist for The New York Times Magazine and the founding editor of NYT Cooking, The Times’s award-winning digital recipe service. Formerly the newspaper’s restaurant critic, national news editor and culture editor, he is also the author of THANKSGIVING: How to Cook It Well