SPRING AND SUMMER
By Karen Mordechai
Simple Fare: Spring/Summer is a beautifully illustrated cookbook featuring seasonal, market-driven fare that encourages readers to cook simply and intuitively.
Karen Mordechai of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based food community Sunday Suppers shares her meals for cooking at home and her studio. The recipes are designed to excite and inspire, each offering 3 to 5 alternate ingredients that can be used in the same preparation. A smoked beet panzanella with purple kale, radicchio and ricotta, for example, suggests a carrot, mizuna, watercress, and yogurt adaptation or tomato, arugula, purple basil, and burrata, allowing the reader flexibility depending on what is fresh at the market. The food is approachable but decidedly nuanced, balancing unexpected flavor profiles with beautiful presentations. With 68 recipes and 97 variations, Simple Fare is an oversize, distinctively designed kitchen essential of more than 165 seasonal recipes. This book is a valuable resource for avid cooks and beginners alike.
Volume two of the series, Simple Fare: Fall/Winter will be available in September 2017.
— Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, authors of Canal House Cooking
“Sunday Suppers is a beautiful meditation on the satisfaction of gathering—good food, friends and family, community—and sharing in the powerful experience of cooking and eating together.”
— The Kitchn
“Karen's photography and tasteful style is, as always, something in which to revel and luxuriate.”
— Edible Brooklyn
“Since that first communal meal, Sunday Suppers has grown from a humble dinner series into a hugely successful blog and a New York Times-acclaimed cookbook.”
"Karen Mordechai is a young, hip, and hippie version of Martha Stewart whose blog, Sunday Suppers, caters to the stylish and food-obsessed New Yorker.”
— Williams Sonoma
“Photographer and food stylist Karen Mordechai began Sunday Suppers with a simple dinner served in her Williamsburg apartment. Today, it has grown into a beloved communal cooking center hosting dinners and workshops in a bright studio space in Brooklyn.”
— Nathan Williams, Kinfolk Magazine
“Karen Mordechai offers a gentle reminder to slow down and enjoy preparing simple meals to share with loved ones.”
"Sunday Suppers features Karen's achingly beautiful photography and...recipes centered around get-togethers...with easy preparations...and simple, elegant styling."— Goodreads
"Karen is such a force—a talented woman who wears many hats in her business yet does it with such style and ease (and a warm smile)...there is no stopping this lovely woman from bringing good food, joy and beauty into the world."— Holly Becker, decor8
"Eating well isn’t about overdoing it. Assembling the freshest ingredients, preparing them simply but wisely, and serving them on well-chosen plates is all it takes. Consider this oversize cookbook—with its inviting photography and ample white space—to lead by example."— Vogue.com
"As its name 'Simple Fare' suggests, the book's dishes are minimalist, wholesome and easy to make."— T: The New York Times Style Magazine
"Karen Mordechai's gorgeous, thoughtful, super useful new book, Simple Fare: Spring/Summer: A Guide to Everyday Cooking and Eating has reignited my love affair with cookbooks."— InStyle.com
"Keep this beauty on your coffee table. The photos are museum-level gorgeous."— PureWow