All About Dinner by Molly Stevens

Staff Pick

Forty years into an award-winning career in the food industry as an instructor, writer, and recipe developer, Molly Stevens has written her most intimate cookbook yet, All About Dinner: Simple Meals, Expert Advice (W.W. Norton, $40). For the everyday home cook this collection of recipes is less about learning how to conjure up showstoppers for a fancy dinner party and more about feeding yourself or your family tried and truly satisfying meals at the end of a hectic day. Molly's writing is inviting, at times humorous—she playfully refers to a Seinfeld episode in one of her recipes—and always approachable. From fast and loose recipe guidelines for big salads to warming soups and stews, you will find yourself eager to improvise on fairly basic meal ideas and make them your own.

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ISBN: 9780393246278
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 5th, 2019

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

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If I have one industry hint for your holiday season, it’s this: buy a copy—or three—of Alison Roman’s entertaining-focused cookbook, Nothing Fancy (Clarkson Potter, $32.50), wrap it up, and leave it in your car for any emergency gift-giving. If you have children between the ages of twenty and forty, they will want this book, I promise you. Dining In, the first bestselling cookbook by Bon Appétit and New York Times food writer Alison Roman, lives in every millennial kitchen—right next to the CBD gummies—and while many people grasp for Alison Roman’s casual but precisely modulated mood, only she gets it exactly right. The Ina Garten for the fiddle-leaf fig set, Roman immediately explains Nothing Fancy’s mantra and her unfussy recipes follow: It’s not “entertaining,” it’s having people over. And don’t worry, even if friends aren't millennials, this gorgeously photographed, welcoming cookbook will inspire them and help them understand the new pulse of entertaining.

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ISBN: 9780451497017
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski

Staff Pick

Queer Eye’s food and wine guru Antoni Porowski leaves the screen and enters our kitchens with his cookbook Antoni in the Kitchen (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30). If you haven’t decided on a holiday gift, look no further—this cookbook can be enjoyed and used by a novice, as well as by more experienced home cooks. From easy and fast-to-make appetizers, snacks, and sides to the more elaborate pasta and rice, weeknight, and meat dishes he covers all the bases and makes sure you don’t feel overwhelmed. His guiding principle is that with just a couple of ingredients and a bit of effort, you can have Chicken Milanese, Champagne Lemon Risotto, or even French omelettes for your home brunch extravaganza. The same enthusiasm for food that comes through from Antoni’s appearance on the show is fully evident here, too, and trying out the recipes—whether you are cooking for yourself or preparing for a party—will bring you joy.

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ISBN: 9781328631343
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harvest - September 9th, 2019