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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over
Nothing Fancy
Unfussy Food for Having People Over
Hardcover      ISBN: 0451497015
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect.

"Enemy of the mild, champion of the bold, Ms. Roman offers recipes in Nothing Fancy that are crunchy, cheesy, tangy, citrusy, fishy, smoky and spicy."--Julia Moskin, The New York Times

IACP AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - The New Yorker - NPR - The Washington Post - San Francisco Chronicle - BuzzFeed - The Guardian - Food Network

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
Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors
Kindness & Salt
Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455539988

Brooklyn restaurateurs Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo believe that every great meal starts with two essential elements: kindness and salt. Kindness is the spirit of warmth and hospitality that underlies every meal at their restaurants. Salt is shorthand for cooking carefully and bringing out the best in your ingredients. The combination of the two can elevate even a quick meal into a special occasion.

In their first cookbook, Crowell and Angulo share more than 100 recipes for the dishes and drinks that draw passionate fans from around the corner and around the globe. Here you'll find the Pecan Pie French Toast and Bloody Marys that Brooklyn lines up for, the perfect Steak Frites, and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Cheddar Waffles that the New York Times pronounced "the best in NYC." Plus, they've included a guide to putting together a home bar and inventing your own signature cocktails, and tips for choosing, serving, and pairing cheese, wines, beers, and ciders.

In Kindness & Salt Crowell and Angulo expertly guide cooks through the preparation of simple, satisfying bistro meals at home, using techniques refined in their restaurants over ten busy years.
See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends
See You on Sunday
A Cookbook for Family and Friends
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400069920
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic comes a cookbook to help us rediscover the art of Sunday supper and the joy of gathering with friends and family

"A book to make home cooks, and those they feed, very happy indeed."--Nigella Lawson

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - Town & Country - Garden & Gun

"People are lonely," Sam Sifton writes. "They want to be part of something, even when they can't identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn't much more complicated than that." Regular dinners with family and friends, he argues, are a metaphor for connection, a space where memories can be shared as easily as salt or hot sauce, where deliciousness reigns. The point of Sunday supper is to gather around a table with good company and eat.

From years spent talking to restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks in connection with his daily work at The New York Times, Sam Sifton's See You on Sunday is a book to make those dinners possible. It is a guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything here can be scaled down, or up). The 200 recipes are mostly simple and inexpensive ("You are not a feudal landowner entertaining the serfs"), and they derive from decades spent cooking for family and groups ranging from six to sixty.

From big meats to big pots, with a few words on salad, and a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, See You on Sunday is an indispensable addition to any home cook's library. From how to shuck an oyster to the perfection of Mallomars with flutes of milk, from the joys of grilled eggplant to those of gumbo and bog, this book is devoted to the preparation of delicious proteins and grains, vegetables and desserts, taco nights and pizza parties.
Cravings: Hungry for More: A Cookbook
Cravings: Hungry for More
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524759724
Cravings: Hungry for More takes us further into Chrissy's kitchen . . . and life.

It's a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, and a little something called Pad Thai Carbonara. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy's new edible diary:

- recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals (Pan-Seared Fish with Herby Browned Butter; Jalape o Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese)
- recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living (Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing; Vegetable Noodles with Parm & Basil)
- recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly (Skillet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies; Sleepytime Stew & Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes)

And all of these delicious meals will have you hungry for more.
Christmas at Last!: Holiday Recipes and Stories from Italy
Christmas at Last!
Holiday Recipes and Stories from Italy
Hardcover      ISBN: 8867532456

- A book about the pleasure of coming back to the kitchen to celebrate Christmas, finding time to stay with your family and friendsIn Italy, Christmas is a thrilling time for young and old. It is celebrated for weeks, bringing families and friends together for spur of the moment gatherings, decorating the tree, or the traditional Christmas Day dinner. And with a pantry full of specially prepared foods, homemade gifts are always at the ready. Christmas at Last shares these traditions and the holiday recipes that have passed from family-to-family for generations. Sixty-five recipes include the great Italian classics, as well as some with a Nordic influence (because we all know that Father Christmas lives among reindeer). Christmas will be better than ever with St. Lucy's Sweet Buns, Chocolate and Chili Pepper Truffles, Extra Simple Coffee Parfait and many more. Also included are instructions for traditional Italian holiday decorations such as string lanterns, garlands made from orange peel, and dried apple potpourri. Contents: Introduction; Recipes; Stories.

100 Top Tips - Create Your Smart Home to Stay Safe and Save Money
100 Top Tips - Create Your Smart Home to Stay Safe and Save Money
Paperback      ISBN: 1840788690

Homes that contain devices that can be controlled by smart speakers, voice commands and apps are becoming a reality for an increasing number of people. What was once the stuff of science fiction is now firmly established as part of the real world and is easily accessible for anyone who wants to add an exciting new dimension to their home.

100 Top Tips - Create Your Smart Home to Stay Safe and Save Money contains tips covering all aspects of setting up and using smart home devices securely. These include:

  • Setting up your home so that it is ready to be transformed into a smart home
  • Ensuring that your home is flexible enough so that you have alternatives if smart devices do not work properly
  • Using smart speakers (digital voice assistants) to create a digital companion in your home
  • Linking smart speakers to your smart home devices so that they can communicate with each other
  • Deploying smart lighting to take the ultimate control over the lighting systems in your home
  • Installing smart heating to control your central heating and save money
  • Making your home more secure with a range of smart security devices
  • Cutting down the time spent on domestic chores by using devices such as robotic lawnmowers and robotic vacuum cleaners
  • Enhancing entertainment options with robots and artificial intelligence (AI) devices
  • Addressing security issues with smart home devices, to prevent other people gaining access to your smart home
  • The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining
    The Art of the Host
    Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0847863557
    Alex Hitz, the very best host in the world says the Wall Street Journal, shares more than 100 timeless, tried-and-true recipes for classic comfort foods to serve with his inimitable style of gracious entertaining.

    Having played host to the A-list and beau monde from Atlanta to Park Avenue to Beverly Hills, Alex Hitz is a consummate entertainer and bon vivant--who can really cook. Elegance, comfort, and wit (and always a little decadence) suffuse every detail of every delightful and delicious occasion. Defying diets and trends, Alex treats guests like family with rich, Southern-inspired food and the generous traditions of Southern hospitality.

    Conceived as full menus, each occasion offers recipes and tips for ultimate success, from his always-
    perfect-every-time Thanksgiving table and epic Boxing Day buffet to a bright Easter brunch and an intimate Valentine's Day supper. In addition to twelve expertly curated menus, Hitz provides can't-fail recipes for his essential dishes, classic recipes every confident cook should have in their back pocket, from perfect vinaigrettes and homemade mayonnaise to Bel-Air Onion Puffs, Risotto alla Milanese, To-Die-For Ale-Braised Brisket, and Caroline's Tipsy Ambrosia.

    Ever the raconteur, Hitz delivers common-sense rules--including for the art of being a guest, and what always or never to do as a thoughtful host--providing readers with the skills and confidence to establish their own signature style.
    The Artisanal Kitchen: Party Food: Go-To Recipes for Cocktail Parties, Buffets, Sit-Down Dinners, and Holiday Feasts
    The Artisanal Kitchen: Party Food
    Go-To Recipes for Cocktail Parties, Buffets, Sit-Down Dinners, and Holiday Feasts
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1579658059
    Party Food is the newest addition to the Artisanal Kitchen series, adapted from What's a Hostess to Do? (Artisan, 2013) by the ultimate hostess, Susan Spungen. Here is a collection of recipes that makes entertaining easy for any occasion--whether it's a cocktail hour, a brunch, a dinner party, or an elaborate holiday feast. Recipes for Lobster Salad, Tarragon Roasted Chicken, Potato Gratin, and Chocolate Souffl make for an easy-to-make foolproof dinner menu that even complete novices can master; cheat sheets like Ten Quick Hors d'Oeuvres and Five Entr e Salads make entertaining a crowd cheaper and easier than ever; and recipes for high-stakes holiday meals like Roasted Fillet of Beef or Roasted Turkey Parts elevate the classic crowd-pleasers to dishes that guests will rave about for months.

    Party Food, Holiday Cocktails, and Holiday Cookies, three new titles in the Artisanal Kitchen series, provide an indispensable arsenal of recipes that cover all the bases for a delicious holiday season.
    Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party
    Brunch Is Hell
    How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316338958
    A call to arms against BRUNCH . . . and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download

    Society is under threat. The culprit? BRUNCH. Not merely a forum for overpriced eggs, brunch is a leisure-time-squandering hellscape, embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life.

    How to fight back? By throwing dinner parties -- the cornerstone of civilized society Dinner parties -- where friends new and old share food, debate ideas, and boldly build hangovers together. If we revive the fading art of throwing dinner parties the world will be better off, and our country might heal its wounds of endless division, all without having to wait in a 9-hour line to eat toast.

    To that end, Brunch is Hell takes hesitant hosts through every phase of throwing a great dinner party, from guest list to subpoena. Loaded with wit, celebrity advice, and tongue-in-cheek humor -- plus sincere insights about how humans can be more generous to each other -- Brunch is Hell is a spirited guide to restoring civility, in the bestselling tradition of Adulting, Amy Sedaris' I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and the Bible.
    Charlotte Moss Entertains
    Charlotte Moss Entertains
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0847861856
    Renowned and beloved interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates gracious hospitality--from assembling striking place settings and arranging the table to hosting a dinner party or simply serving an elegant afternoon tea.

    Charlotte Moss inspires readers to imbue everyday life with elegance and romance. Moss focuses on events--as small as breakfast in bed or tea in the afternoon or as elaborate as a festive Christmas luncheon or large dinner party--and the artifacts of our lives (china, silver, linen) to create the backdrop for a life well lived.

    Moss celebrates the day-to-day by bringing her enthusiasm and impeccable style to every domestic activity. Setting the table becomes a joy when putting together stylish combinations of place mats, monogrammed linens, china, tableware, curios, and flowers. From tasteful meals for one to grand occasions for friends and family, Moss chronicles her own aptitude for hospitality. Style icons are conjured for their entertaining savvy: Pauline de Rothschild for her pioneering tabletop decoration, Marjorie Merriweather Post for her organizational precision, Lesley Blanch for her introduction of exotic delights to the table, and Elsie de Wolfe for her always-right recipes. Butlers' pantries are explored. Linen closets are catalogued. Flowers are collected from the garden and artfully arranged for a memorable meal. Moss invites you into her world to discover how to make everyday an occasion.