Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

Full of dishes that look and taste impressive but are actually simple to prepare, Alison Roman’s Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over  provides recipes and also encouragement for home cooks. From labne with scallions to a salad of crushed peas with burrata, the dishes are delicious and diverse. Roman also offers plenty of practical advice for those throwing a dinner party: whether it …

The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes

Divided into a set of eight notebooks, this collection of 100 “essential” cocktail recipes was devised by the editors at PUNCH. Each notebook focuses on one base ingredient–vodka, gin or tequila, for example–and helps readers builds out an expansive repertoire of drinks to have on hand for any occasion. In total, the collection is 384 pages worth of cocktail knowledge, recipes and tips.