Four Roost Books titles selected for the Holiday Indie Next List

We are proud to announce that four cookbooks from Roost Books have been selected by booksellers for the first Indie Next List Holiday Guide from the American Booksellers Association. Read the recommendations below, and view the whole list here.

You can also download a PDF of the flyer that will available in Independent Bookstores nation-wide during the holiday season.

Congratulations to our authors!


Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work by Sarah Waldman
(Roost Books, 9781611803099, $29.95)

“Amidst the constant stream of intimidating restaurant cookbooks, Sarah Waldman’s Feeding a Family stands out as a refreshing invitation to come to the kitchen as you are. In this book there are no three-day recipes, no obscure ingredients or expensive devices. Instead, Waldman offers an approachable roadmap to getting a healthy dinner on the table for you and your family throughout the year. The book is helpfully organized by season and menus range from dead simple to realistically ambitious. Feeding a Family contains warm and inviting food photography, tips on involving children in meal prep, what portion of the meal to feed a baby, and what to do with leftovers. Perfect for anyone from a seasoned cook who needs weeknight inspiration to a recent graduate looking to start cooking at home.” —Emily Riehl-Bedford, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, DC)

Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes From Land and Sea by Annemarie Ahearn
(Roost Books, 9781611803327, $35)

“A wonderful, thoughtful cookbook from the founder of Maine’s Salt Water Farm. Centered on gatherings to celebrate seasonal menus and feast with friends, Full Moon Suppers takes home chefs on a year-long culinary journey. Gorgeously rustic and locally minded, this book will leave you well-prepared to host a dinner party in any season!” —Kelly O’Sullivan, R.J. Julia Booksellers (Madison, CT)

Simple Green Suppers: A Fresh Strategy for One-Dish Vegetarian Meals by Susie Middleton
(Roost Books, 9781611803365, $24.95)

“I think many of us, vegetarian or not, are trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into our repertoire. Simple Green Suppers is a great cookbook to have by your side as you plan a menu, or to reach for when you’re stuck for inspiration. Divided into categories like ‘Veggies and Eggs’ and ‘Veggies and Tortillas,’ it’s easy to make really delicious and creative meals with those pantry ingredients we all have hanging around. It’s a cookbook I know I’ll be turning to again and again. A great gift for busy parents or any health-conscious cook!” —Julia Atwood, Boulder Book Store (Boulder, CO)

Toast & Jam: Modern Recipes for Rustic Baked Goods and Sweet & Savory Spreads by Sarah Owens
(Roost Books, 9781611803570, $30)

“The introduction to this book brought me to tears. Sarah Owens shares not just cooking tips, but wisdom about food culture and community awareness. Her unique recipes of spreads and breads paired with notes about the cooking process help you slow down in the kitchen and think about the importance of each step. Owens’ recipes are detailed and designed to make you interact with your ingredients, and the resulting meals do not disappoint.” —Anna Stevens, Boulder Book Store (Boulder, CO)