Simple Fare (Paperback)

Spring and Summer

By Karen Mordechai

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419724145, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/19/2017)

List Price: 35.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

About the Author

Karen Mordechai, a photographer, recipe developer, and stylist, is the founder of Brooklyn-based Sunday Suppers, an award-winning cooking series and blog. Her work has been widely featured in such publications as the New York Times, Food & Wine, Saveur, and more.

Praise For Simple Fare: Spring and Summer

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.”

— FOOD52

“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