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a sunday suppers gathering

Thursday, October 2, 2014

sunday suppers gathering
This past weekend I hosted a City Picnic in celebration of the Sunday Suppers, Recipes + Gatherings Cookbook by Karen Mordechai. I stumbled upon Sunday Suppers a few years ago on Instagram; a gorgeous feed filled with pictures from Karen’s Brooklyn studio. There I saw many of my favorite food bloggers and photographers hosting and participating in gatherings and sessions. I tried not to be envious, wishing plane tickets weren’t quite so expensive. But they are, so I looked on from a distance, happy to watch others partake.

When Karen asked me if I’d like to host a small gathering for her cookbook launch, I replied ‘yes!’ with no hesitation. A few months later I found myself on the lawn just outside the Gutherie Theater in Downtown Minneapolis, sharing a lovely city picnic with a few good friends and all our little ones. The sun was blazing but we were tucked under trees, basking in shade and a perfect menu, straight from the pages of the book. My children asked me all week long if we could ‘go back to the picnic again’, which I took as a sign of a really good day, tucked away in their memories. It will be in mine.
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
sunday suppers gathering
City Picnic Menu:
Nigella Chicken Pies with Baby Carrots
Rice, Zucchini, and Feta Frittata with Fennel Pollen Yogurt
Burrata Salad with Spicy Cauliflower Relish and Crostini
Fennel Slaw with Pickled Red Onions, Raisins, Hazelnuts, and Mint
Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad
sunday suppers cookbook

  • Reply
    Abby
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    these photographs are so, so beautiful! i love every single one 🙂
    xo

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    Maryna
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Dreams come true! I am happy for you)) The photos are so lively!! Like them so much)

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    molly yeh
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:18 am

    what fun!!! i love the way you capture people, sarah!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Love it! Could Melissa’s little girl be any cuter?!

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    Laura
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Love that smiling, good-times photo of Melissa! (I think it’s the 5th one down) So lovely. Looks you all had a great day 🙂

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    Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

    What a lovely day you all must have had. And as Molly already said, you have such a great way to capture people and moments, Sarah! Can’t wait for this book to come out.

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    stephanie
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:55 am

    what a gorgeous city picnic 🙂
    so much love in your photos!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I am with the crowd loving the theme and the photos. Exceptional!

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    Our Food Stories
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 6:25 am

    love your pictures of the city picnic!! and the book is just gorgeous! one of my currents favorites 🙂
    we gonna post the ‘take along’ gathering tomorrow, cant wait 😀
    xx
    laura & nora

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    Boozy Epicure
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I’m envious!

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    Dani @theloveofvanilla
    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:39 am

    What a beautiful looking book and a lovely picnic. So excited for summer!

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    Isabelle
    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Looks fantastic, lucky you!
    Will definitely be looking into this book, it looks wonderful. xxx

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    cynthia
    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:52 am

    This is the loveliest post, Sarah. It looks exactly like the sort of day that would have me asking to go back to the picnic (how precious!) all week, too <3! And I have to echo everyone else — you have such a gift with capturing human moments and emotions. I love seeing what you do each time. Thank you for sharing!

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    Anabelle
    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    these photos are gorgeous and I just love this! the simple idea of getting close friends and family to share a meal together outdoors. simple, yet perfect. that fennel slaw sounds out of this world. excited to get my hands on a copy of the cookbook! thanks for sharing!

    belle
    http://www.localbelle.com

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