Lisa Samuel, in her debut cookbook Room at the Table: Gluten-Free Recipes, Stories and Tips to Share With the People You Love gives over 120 gluten-free recipes that celebrate the food she feeds her family and friends–nourishing, delicious food that makes you feel good when you eat it. Fresh, bright, and simply prepared. Nothing too fussy. Food that is wholesome but deeply satisfying.
Room at the Table is filled with fresh takes on comfort food, from everyday meals you feed your family to the special meals you make when sharing your home with friends. There’s breakfast–from a savory Shakshuka to Flaky Southern-Style Biscuits to Fried Chicken and Waffles. You’ll find recipes for pizza, pasta, and taco nights, including Gluten-Free Sourdough Pizza, Butternut Squash–Chicken Bolognese with Tagliatelle, and Sort-of-Barbacoa Tacos with All the Fixings. There are many vegetable-forward dishes, like Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapefruit, Pomegranate Seeds, and Dukkah and Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Tahini, Sunflower Seeds, and Zhug. There’s also dessert–from Everyday Cookies (vegan) to Bourbon Pecan Pie.
Lisa also offers stories and tips to inspire you to approach cooking and gathering with joy and grace, to know that people will remember not what you cook but how you make them feel. Although, if they text you to ask for your cauliflower hummus recipe, that’s great, too.