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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Sauce on Sunday: An Ancestral Journey to Find my Sicilian Roots by Janet Sierzant is a fascinating book that enables readers to experience the sights and sounds of Sicily, its geography, culture, people, and most importantly, the food. The book evokes feelings of nostalgia and takes readers back to the author's past in a very entertaining way as she meets her cousins, grandchildren of the three siblings who were separated during their youth. The blending of the author's discovery of her roots along with the Italian Sicilian culture is engaging and traveling with her becomes fun and entertaining. Her personal experiences and stories while traveling are insightful and interesting. Let us travel around Italy with the author as she connects with her Sicilian roots.
This book is a good read and the author makes it delightful as she combines her desire to trace her ancestral roots and at the same time soak up the flavors of a country to which she actually belongs. The pictures are beautiful and they make the beauty of the place tangible to readers and the recipes are good to savor the delicious Italian food. For all those travelers who are keen to explore places in Italy, this book will be a good guide to help them decide where to go and what to see. Books like this will motivate readers to travel and explore new destinations. The narration is vivid and detailed and, coupled with the pictures, makes Sicily and other places in Italy come alive for readers.