by Becky LeJeune
Our March cookbook club pick is one that’s been gaining masses of fans since its release last fall, Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman. This highly anticipated second cookbook from the Dining In author has an avid fan base, and it’s easy to understand why: Unfussy is, as the title makes clear, the theme of the cookbook.
The book is sectioned into Snack Time, Salads, Sides, Mains, and After Dinner (which includes desserts and cocktails alike!). Beginning with the Labne With Sizzled Scallions and Chile (Almost Ranch)—a recipe any search on social media will reveal is a well-deserved favorite (I’ve tried it, it’s wonderful!)—Roman takes readers on a tour through the perfect arsenal of recipes and tips for cooking for company.
Roman, a columnist for New York Times Cooking and a contributor to Bon Appetit Magazine, has a personable style and big personality that comes through with each recipe. With clear and concise instructions, luscious photography, and recipes that are oh, so enticing, Nothing Fancy is the perfect addition to any cookbook collection!
Happy eating! Remember to sign up for the book club over on ReadClubHub. And be sure to post your pictures to social media using the hashtag: #BookBarCookClub