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...

  • Grace Lindsey

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

  • Gretchen

    3.75? I do love Alison Roman's recipes and way of writing (especially all her lazy person tips - I love a cookbook that tells you when you don't actually have to peel something). There's a lot more sh...

  • elizabeth

    Lovely. Anchovies literally everywhere....

  • Lorena

    I don't usually read cookbooks on my Kindle, but this one I did. It is very readable and gave me wonderful ideas and inspiration. She cooks heavy on the garlic, lemony and crushed red pepper side. I l...

  • Hoolia

    Ok, so I have a thing for Alison Roman. So sue me. Her recipes are accessible, adaptable, they take just enough time for me to really enjoy the process of cooking but not long enough to make me want t...

  • Kim

    Honestly, just buy this book so you can be part of how much the internet likes it (and the NY Times best seller list, nbd). I love Alison Roman. I love her on podcasts, I love her on Twitter, and I lo...

  • Lake Villa District Library

    Find this book in our catalog and in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

  • Mary

    Delightful cookbook with some delicious and definitely infused recipes that are as fun to read as to cook. I love Alison roman’s voice, which is funny and personable and makes you believe you can co...

  • Maggie

    I haven't cooked any recipes but I totally want to. Love how bold and spicy all the recipes look, and the photos full of saturated colors and tinted glass plates and cups. Very cool.Recipes tried: 0...