Alison Roman is known as much for her keeper recipes as her wry Instagram voice and effortless style. Her debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to bring out new flavors, and keeping boiled potatoes in your fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes). Roman’s recipes set today’s trends and will show up as tomorrow’s classics: vegetable-forward with quality ingredients, punctuated by standout flavors like hot honey browned butter, preserved lemon, za’atar, and garlicky walnuts. Her ingenuity will seduce seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical enough for the novice. Cooking through Dining In will be like having Alison right there with you in the kitchen: brash, funny, and full of opinions.
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“This is not a cookbook. It's a treasure map. Open Dining In and you'll find Alison Roman joyously leading you to the promised land of extraordinary home cooking. Into every one of her stunningly beautiful recipes she's tucked the clues that will invariably lead you to deliciousness: keep it simple, have fun with your food, pack in the flavor, and, most importantly, share it with the people you love.”
Samin Nosrat, bestselling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
“Unpretentious, inspired, invigorating, Alison Roman’s voice is exactly what I’ve been waiting for in cookbooks. Within hours of opening Dining In, the irresistible Anchovy-Butter Chicken was in the oven – the true test of whether a cookbook is necessary… Dining In is destined to be a beloved, food-stained, dog-eared Bible for a new generation of cooks.”
Stephanie Danler, bestelling author of Sweetbitter
“Alison is a true taste maker—engaging, clever and on point; suffice it to say her food follows suit. Never too fancy, she solves the greatest mystery every home cook faces—how to transform thoughtful food into a greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts chic one pan wonder or next level crowd pleasing masterpiece. And she’ll make sure you look good doing it, too. Such is the magic of Dining In with Alison Roman.”
Christina Tosi, author of Momofuku Milk Bar
"I am always wondering what Alison Roman is cooking because, without fail, it's always just what I want to make (Sour Cream Flatbread! Hot Honey Browned Butter! Vinegar-Braised Chicken!). From her relaxed approach to her inventive combinations, Alison has created an indispensable collection of recipes that are easy to prepare and fun to eat and make home the best place to dine."
Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories
"Sorry, restaurants. Superstar Alison Roman has given us recipes so delicious, so meltdown-proof – and so fun to read – we’re going to be cooking at home for a while. Quite possibly forever.”
Christine Muhlke, Editor-at-Large, Bon Appétit
“Alison Roman’s cooking is artfully effortless, with flavors that jump off the plate. It’s the kind of food you want to eat every day—and now you can.”
Adam Rapoport, Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit
“Dining In is exactly how I want to cook: with bright, fresh flavors, minimal technique, and no pretense…This isn't just a bunch of great recipes, but a manifesto on how one original, opinionated home cook sees the world.”
Amanda Hesser, Co-Founder, Food52