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
A collection of sweet, tender, poetic, beautiful, heart-wrenching, sensual love stories. These stories share a common theme of love, set in a time period before cell phones and social media. "Second Best", by B. L. Aldrich, performed by Hillary Huber. 1944. The South. Can a heartbroken young woman learn to love again? "Didn't It Rain", by Kathryn Burns, performed by Becca Balanger. 1964. Manchester. A teenager realizes her love for music...and for a girl. "The Painted World", by Cassandra Campbell, performed by Erin Bennett. It's 1959, New York and Tennessee. Will a young woman choose the life she's meant to live or the life for which she longs? "Adele", by Tony Healey, performed by Carol Monda. A couple who's been married for decades. A secret shared. And a love that shows the beauty in supporting a partner when they share their authentic self. "Purple Roses", by Christina Thompson, performed by Xe Sands. A quiet farmhouse. A lifetime love, lost. A message sent from beyond that restores faith, hope, and blessings for a new love. "She Screams", by Jacob Strunk, performed by J. Rodney Turner. 1940s. A smoky bar. Jazz. Where love and lust seduces like a song. "Can't Get Used to Losing You", by K. E. White, performed by Mark Turetsky and Tara Sands. It's the 1980s. First love. Young love. But is it a forever love? "To Love Is to Burn", by Amanda R. Woomer, performed by Laura Jennings. 1871, Peshtigo, Wisconsin. A deadly wildfire and the love that rises from the ashes. These stories will make you swoon and laugh, cause tears and sighs. The world needs more love, and Vintage Love Stories is excited to share it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becca Balanger, Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber, Laura Jennings, Carol Monda, Tara Sands, Xe Sands, Mark Turetsky, J. Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125665/bk_acx0_125665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.