Simple Fare: Spring and Summer

Karen Mordechai (Author)
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Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
April 18, 2017
9.8 X 0.8 X 12.9 inches | 2.95 pounds
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About the Author

Karen Mordechai is an author, photographer, and founder of Sunday Suppers and the product line ILฤ€. Karen's work is regularly featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appรฉtit, Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, Real Simple, and many others. Her first book Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings has received global acclaim, was a number-one-selling book on Amazon, and was voted by the New York Times Book Review as one of the top cookbooks of the year.

Karen resides with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles and works in Brooklyn and California.


"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."

--Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, authors of Canal House Cooking

"Karen's photography and tasteful style is, as always, something in which to revel and luxuriate."

--The Kitchn

"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."

--Edible Brooklyn

"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."


"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."

--Williams Sonoma

"Karen Mordechai offers a gentle reminder to slow down and enjoy preparing simple meals to share with loved ones."

--Nathan Williams, Kinfolk Magazine
"Sunday Suppers features Karen's achingly beautiful photography 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."
"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."
"Keep this beauty on your coffee table. The photos are museum-level gorgeous."--PureWow