Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Review

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • It’s not entertaining. It’s having people over. The social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In helps you nail dinner with unfussy food, unstuffy vibes, and the permission to be imperfect.
NAMED ONE OF FALL’S BEST COOKBOOKS BY The New York Times Vogue • Food & Wine • Eater • Food52Bon AppétitEpicuriousChowhoundForbes Grub Street • A PEOPLE 2019 FOOD FAVORITE

Nothing Fancy delivers what those of hoping to up our dinner party game are looking for: It’s utterly current and distinctly doable.”—Eater

An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends—either way and everywhere in between, having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful. This abundant collection of all-new recipes—heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats—is for gatherings big and small, any day of the week.
Alison Roman will give you the food your people want (think DIY martini bar, platters of tomatoes, pots of coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas, pans of lemony turmeric tea cake) plus the tips, sass, and confidence to pull it all off. With Nothing Fancy, any night of the week is worth celebrating.

Praise for Nothing Fancy

“[Nothing Fancy] is full of the sort of recipes that sound so good, one contemplates switching off any and all phones, calling in sick, and cooking through the bulk of them.”Food52
“[Nothing Fancy] exemplifies that classic Roman approach to cooking: well-known ingredients rearranged in interesting and compelling ways for young home cooks who want food that looks (and photographs) as good as it tastes.”Grub Street
“The recipes will provide well for friendly dinner parties, while still being straightforward enough to cook quickly on a midweek evening after work.”Vogue
“Roman's recipes are elegant but straightforward, impressive but actionable, with an emphasis on easy vegetables (like peppers with yuzu), homespun desserts (like blackberry and cornmeal cake), and show-stopping entrees (like lamb chops for the table).”Esquire

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    Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Reviews

  • Molly

    This was a joy to read and I love cooking Romans recipes. It also feels almost radical for a young women born after 1975 to just write about good food that you will enjoy making and enjoy serving inst...

  • Rachel Dowd

    I guess I'm someone who reads cookbooks cover to cover for fun now?...

  • Shannon

    A few of these recipes were good, but I have a serious issue with the title of this book. Nothing fancy? These recipes are anything but not fancy and unfussy. I've been cooking all my life. I can make...

  • Kristin

    Looks like Millennials get their own cookbook with this collection focused on reducing anxiety about growing up and throwing a party. There are some decent recipes in here, but they’re not easy. I c...

  • Maria

    Make the labneh dip right now!All of the recipes are delicious and totally doable for home cooks with basic cooking skills. I think her stories and descriptions are charming and fun. I want to make th...

  • Una Tiers

    This was an enjoyable read. Nothing struck me as spectacular as the coconut/kale/garbanzo bean stew (look for it on You Tube), but I will try a few of the recipes.Alison is funny....

  • Claire

    I'm switching my review to 3 stars and this is wildly generous of me. The pretentious attitude warrants literally 2 but there are some genuinely good sides recipes which is its only saving grace. Anyw...

  • Mskychick

    These recipes were perfectly fine. It’s simply that nothing from them called to me as something I want to try. ...

  • Jenn

    Especially loved the dips and appetizers in this book. Alison has a definite style, and favorite ingredients that show up throughout - lebna, tahini, chili oils - and I do love all of those things. ...

  • Grace Lindsey

    I can’t wait to cook my way through this cookbook this winter! ...