The Best Recipes Always Have a Story #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 15 comments

in Sunday Supper

I recently found myself sorting through old photographs and discovered a long lost black and white picture of me in the kitchen with my grandmother. I was up on a stool in her humble kitchen with uneven slate floors and I had a smile on my face and a look of anticipation for what was to come from the steaming pot that my grandmother was holding open.

If there is a snapshot that captures my spirit, this may be the one. I love moments in the kitchen with my family and when I look back at this photograph, it makes me realize that even as a child, I thrived at moments in the kitchen. The funny thing is that I am sure that I can remember what my grandmother was making at the moment that picture was taken. Could it be that I could possibly remember a meal from forty years ago? I tell you, I can almost taste that meal.

It is so true, the best recipes always have a story. Some are memorable, some are a feeling of love and some are the more mundane moments of life that although don’t seem special at the time, need to be remembered forever.

The Sunday Supper Family is honored to have Gallo Family Vineyards join us and share some of our favorite recipes that have a story behind them, this week for Sunday Supper.

#SundaySupper with Gallo Family Vineyards

We have enjoyed creating recipes with stories around Gallo Sweet Wine Blend and the Gallo Merlot.   I enjoyed the Gallo Sweet Wine Blend, this sweet, light-bodied wine is best served chilled and pairs well with fresh fruit, light salads and most brunch fare. While Ron completely enjoyed the Gallo Merlot, the full-bodied Merlot is all about taste. It’s tough not to enjoy the blended flavors of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of oak that create a velvety richness.

We would love to have you join us around the family table for Sunday Supper this week as we share some of our favorite stories featuring our special food memories and paired with Gallo Family Wines. These recipes may create a story or perhaps start a tradition in your home.


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If you would love to try some of our Sunday Supper Recipes and want to find a retailer carrying Gallo Family Wines near you, click here. You can also visit Gallo’s website or connect with via FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube.

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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee March 20, 2014 at 8:07 am

Awesome recipes and stories to come. I can’t wait for Sunday!


FamilyFoodie March 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

I can’t wait to see all the recipes!


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom March 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

very much looking forward to Sunday with Gallo Wines!! woot woot!! and can’t wait to read all of the stories!


FamilyFoodie March 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

Me too Alice!!


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons March 20, 2014 at 10:50 am

This is such a fun theme. Looking forward to reading everybody’s stories on Sunday!


FamilyFoodie March 20, 2014 at 11:10 am

Love the stories behind the recipes!


Jane's Adventures in Dinner March 20, 2014 at 10:57 am

What a beautifully written piece.

Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.


FamilyFoodie March 20, 2014 at 11:10 am

Thank you Jane!!


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious March 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

You guys are gonna laugh at my story! (I hope, anyway!). Looking forward to all the recipes and good reading to come on Sunday.


FamilyFoodie March 21, 2014 at 7:04 am

I can’t wait to ready your story!


Cindys Recipes and Writings March 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

This will be a great Sunday Supper event with Gallo Family Vineyards! I truly believe the best recipes have a story behind them. Good meals make great memories! My Gram always wore an apron with pockets for “extra things” like measure spoons because she rarely used them to measure when cooking. See you at chat on Sunday, Isabel!


FamilyFoodie March 21, 2014 at 7:05 am

Looking forward to your recipe and story Cindy!


Jean | March 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

I do so love to hear/read people’s family food stories. My earliest food memory, my earliest memory of any kind, is of being in the kitchen with my grandmother when I was 3 as she made an apple pie while my father and grandfather were watching boxing in the living room.


FamilyFoodie March 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

Love it Jean! Hope you us for #SundaySupper this week.


Nicole March 28, 2014 at 7:17 am

There is no doubt that the best recipes always have a story. ;) I’m sure we just talked about that recently and I loved this theme for #SundaySupper!


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