In this, his first non-menu cookbook, Tanis offers 100 simple and delicious recipes that epitomize his admittedly quirky approach to comfort food. Sometimes all you want is one good dish, mindfully prepared, whether it’s pasta at midnight or beans for breakfast. Individually or in combination, these make perfect little meals that are both elemental and accessible, and there’s a bit of surprise on every page.


“David Tanis refreshingly ducks flashy showmanship and needless fireworks. His understanding of flavors and ingredients is second to none.”

author of Jerusalem: A Cookbook


“If I could have one person in the world make me a snack or one good dish, it would be David Tanis. I cannot wait to get my short-on-time, three-kids-to-feed hands on this book!”

author of The A.O.C. Cookbooks


“Like David Tanis himself, these recipes are soulful, elegant, and amazing.”

author of Seven Fires


“An instant classic and must-have by the best cook we know.”

author of Canal House Cooks Every Day


“A perfect example of David Tanis’ culinary philosophy: food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious.”

chef/owner, Momofuku