Dining in : highly cookable recipes / Alison Roman ; photographs by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott.

Collects trendsetting, quality recipes for home cooks, including such dishes as crispy kimchi and cheddar omelette, clam pasta with chorizo and walnuts, and cumin lamb chops with charred scallions and peanuts.

Main Author: Roman, Alison,
Other Authors: Graydon, Michael,, Herriott, Nikole,
Published: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
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Summary

Discover the cookbook featuring "drool-worthy yet decidedly unfussy food" ( Goop ) that set today's trends and is fast becoming a modern classic.

"This is not a cookbook. It's a treasure map."--Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle * NPR * Epicurious * Newsday * KCRW's Good Food * The Fader * American Express Essentials

Alison Roman's Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread made her Instagram-famous. But all of the recipes in Dining In have one thing in common: they make even the most oven-phobic or restaurant-crazed person want to stay home and cook. They prove that casual doesn't have to mean boring, simple doesn't have to be uninspired, and that more steps or ingredients don't always translate to a better plate of food.

Vegetable-forward but with an affinity for a mean steak and a deep regard for fresh fish, Dining In is all about building flavor and saving time. Alison's ingenuity seduces seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical and approachable enough for the novice. With 125 recipes for effortlessly chic dishes that are full of quick-trick techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to ramp up the flavor, and keeping boiled potatoes in the fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes), she proves that dining in brings you just as much joy as eating out.

Praise for Dining In

"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

"Anyone who wants the aesthetic, quality, and creativity of a Brooklyn restaurant without having to go to a Brooklyn restaurant will love Alison Roman's cookbook. It's filled with recipes that are both unique and approachable. Reading it, you'll find yourself thinking 'I would have never thought of making this but I want to make it right now.'" -- BuzzFeed

" 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


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CARAMELIZED WINTER SQUASH WITH TOASTED COCONUT GREMOLATA  Serves Four   I ate a lot of squash with brown sugar and butter while growing up. This recipe is my more practical "I can't have ice cream for every meal" compromise, using honey instead of brown sugar and coconut oil instead of butter. I would probably eat this as dinner on its own, but I happen to know it's also great as a side with things like roasted chicken or pork chops.    While tender, caramelized, salty-sweet squash is magnificent all on its own, it should be mentioned that the real reason for making this dish is for the toasted coconut gremolata: chips of nutty, unsweetened coconut tossed with herbs, lots of lemon zest, and a bit of Aleppo pepper. It's wildly addictive, and there is no reason it couldn't appear over roasted carrots, sprinkled onto a curry or stew, or even over salads as a stand-in for croutons.    DO AHEAD: Everything but the coconut can be made 1 day ahead; when ready to serve, toast the coconut and add it to the chive mixture (toasted coconut will start to soften once mixed with the herbs and refrigerated).      SQUASH  2 medium winter squash, such as delicata or acorn (1½ to 2 pounds)  3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, or olive oil  1 tablespoon honey  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  TOASTED COCONUT GREMOLATA  ¾ cup unsweetened coconut chips  ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives  ½ cup fresh cilantro, tender leaves and stems, finely chopped  1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest  2 teaspoons Aleppo pepper or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes  Kosher salt      ROAST THE SQUASH: Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Leaving the skin on, slice the squash into ½-inch-thick rings. (I roast my squash with the seeds still inside, because they get all crispy and I love the texture they bring to the table, but you can remove them if you like. Best way to do that is cut the squash in half crosswise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon, then slice into rings.)  Toss the squash with the coconut oil and honey on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast, flipping the squash once, until it is completely tender, browned, and caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes.  MAKE THE GREMOLATA: While the squash is roasting, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add the coconut. Shake the skillet occasionally until the coconut is starting to brown at the edges and smells all toasty and amazing, 3 to 4 minutes. Place it in a medium bowl to cool completely.  Once the coconut has cooled, add the chives, cilantro, lemon zest, and Aleppo pepper, and season with salt. Using your fingers, mix this together until the oils in the lemon zest have released and everything is evenly distributed (especially the lemon zest, which can stubbornly clump up).  Sprinkle the coconut gremolata over the roasted squash and serve.  Excerpted from Dining In by Alison Roman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.