When Isabel Laessig's daughter left for college, she told her mom that the thing she'd miss most was their Sunday family dinner together.
Eight years later, the Dunedin mother of four is the force behind #SundaySupper, a weekly virtual dinner party where foodies share recipes and inspiration for family meals.
Laessig, also known as Family Foodie, reaches millions of people through social media, promoting her Sunday Supper Movement.
Speaking on the Zest Podcast, Laessig told producer Dalia Colón that she grew up as the only child of Portuguese immigrants, spending a lot of time on her own while her parents worked. "Growing up," she says, "my childhood was very different than my children's childhood. But I so wanted that sense of family, and everyone being home."
Laessig says the key to success is to keep mealtime simple. She says her football-loving family often spends Sundays in front of the TV watching a game, sharing an easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip. You'll find the recipe at TheZestPodcast.com.
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