Here's Franny's: Simple, Seasonal, Italian, out June 4 from Artisan (pre-order on Amazon). Now you're probably thinking that the world needs another simple, seasonal Italian cookbook like it needs another gourmet cupcake shop, and you're wrong about that. (At least in this case.) This book, written by owners Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens along with food writer Melissa Clark, collects the deceptively simple food stylings of this much-loved Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant.
The book teaches more a way of cooking rather than individual dishes, and the recipes are guidelines; seasonal variations abound. Projects range from simple salads to homemade sausage and ham, and Franny's pizza technique is laid out step-by-step for the pizza nerds in the audience. As for the photography, the book itself has simple layout, and the (far-too-few) color photographs are actually glossy enough that you can see what's going on. Below, a peek inside.[Photos: Paula Forbes/Eater]