Feeding friends—and feeding yourself—is an unfussy affair with social media superstar and newly minted New York Times columnist Alison Roman
Just as Martha Stewart introduced a generation to entertaining nearly forty years ago, so now Alison Roman reinvents the dinner party as a relaxed gathering for our current culture where dining out is increasingly expensive and everyone is craving down time connecting with friends.
In Nothing Fancy, Alison brings her signature laid-back, approachable style and visually stunning recipes that are high on wow factors and low on effort to dishes designed to be enjoyed with others, whether for an impromptu Tuesday dinner with a neighbor or a Saturday-night hang with the gang.
From a special plate of lamb chops “for the table” to a who-doesn’t-love-a-baked-potato bar to Overnight Foccacia Tonight, each of these 150 recipes is brand new and signature Alison. Here, too, are plenty of Alison-isms, such as forget wine pairings and drink what you like, don’t stress about parsley stems, and yes, you can ask the guests to help with the dishes.
ALISON ROMAN is a columnist for the New York Times Food section and Bon Appétit.
The author of Dining In, she is a social media, lifestyle celebrity known for her casual yet fashionable style whether in the kitchen or out in the world and is featured in ads for J. Crew, Madewell, Bumble, Kerrygold, and more.
Alison has worked professionally in kitchens such as New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar and San Francisco’s Quince. A native of Los Angeles, she lives in Brooklyn.