Alison Roman (Dining In) could hardly be hotter in the culinary world (social media superstar, creator of viral cookie recipe, food columnist for the New York Times), and her new cookbook is getting all the buzz. In Nothing Fancy, Roman shares recipes for having people over (not entertaining, she notes) that are easy to execute and will make friends, neighbors, or whoever stops by, very happy. I don’t know if there’s a recipe that will go viral (maybe the Grilled Carrots with Limey Hot Sauce?), but there’s plenty to get excited about in these pages. -S.B.