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Bookfair Justin Fall 2022: Adult

Dinner in One
Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: A Cookbook
By (author): Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark


Clarkson Potter



Product Form:



General Trade
Sep 06, 2022
$39.99 CAD


9.42in x 7.61 x 1 in | 2.19 lb

Page Count:

256 pages


Potter/Ten Speed Press/Harmony
Clarkson Potter
COOKING / Methods / Quick & Easy
100 all-new super-simple and incredibly delicious one-pot, one-pan, one-sheet—one-everything!—recipes from the New York Times star food writer and bestselling author of Dinner in French.

Melissa Clark brings her home cook’s expertise and no-fuss approach to the world of one-pot/pan cooking. With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour, the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner.

Expect to find a bevy of sheet-pan suppers (Miso-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Sugar Snap Peas), skillet dinners (Cheesy Meatball Parm with Spinach), Instant Pot® pinch hitters (Cheaters Chicken and Dumplings), comforting casseroles (Herby Artichoke and Gruyere Bread Pudding) that you can assemble right in the baking dish, crowd-pleasing one-pot pasta meals (Gingery Coconut Noodles with Shrimp and Greens), vegetable-forward mains, and dozens of tips for turning a vegetarian or meat-based recipe vegan. And since no dinner is complete without dessert, you’ll find a chapter of one-bowl cakes, too—from an Easy Chocolate Fudge Torte to a Ricotta-Olive Oil Pound Cake.

These are simple, delicious recipes for weekdays, busy evenings, and any time you need to get a delicious, inspiring meal on the table quickly—with as little clean-up as possible.

INSPIRED BY MELISSA’S SUCCESS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES: In February 2020, the New York Times Food section promoted a collection of “One-Pot Wonder” recipes that required only one pot/pan/baking dish for home cooks “who hate doing the dishes.” The collection was a great success in print and online, and fourteen of the forty-three recipes were Melissa’s—more than any other NYT Cooking contributor. Dinner in One is devoted to this streamlined, hassle-free, one-pot cooking and recipes that are sophisticated yet are a cinch to make and even easier to clean up from.

SUCCESSFUL CONCEPT: Cookbooks focusing on one-pot cooking have been wildly popular—such as Skinnytaste One & Done (355k net) and Martha Stewart’s One Pot Cookbook (179k net). Most recently, in addition to her many one-pot recipes in the Times, Melissa also created an extremely popular “One-Pan, One-Pot Thanksgiving Dinner” in November 2020, praised as perfect cooking for our new simplified reality.

PLATFORM GROWTH: Melissa’s social media following has grown substantially throughout 2020, emassing an additional 100k followers on Instagram. 

BEAUTIFUL PAPER-OVER-BOARD PACKAGE: A new trim size for Melissa, 7-3/8 x 9-1/8 with 288 pages and 125 full-color photographs of finished food shots. 

Melissa Clark is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner in French, as well as Dinner, Dinner in an Instant, Comfort in an Instant, and Kid in the Kitchen. She is a staff writer for The New York Times Food section, where she writes their wildly popular food column, “A Good Appetite.” The winner of multiple James Beard and IACP awards, Melissa is the host of the Weeknight Kitchen podcast on The Splendid Table. Melissa earned an MFA in writing from Columbia, and her work has been selected for The Best American Food Writing. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Marketing: National advertising campaign

Social media and influencer campaign

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Publicity: National television appearances

National media attention

National/local review and feature print attention

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Online review and feature attention

Author Website: melissaclark.net

Author Social Media: @clarkbar

“As always, Clark has home cooks in mind with this collection of streamlined, crowd-pleasing recipes; perfect for beginning cooks and readers looking to build a repertoire of sure-fire dinner options.”Library Journal

New York Times food columnist Clark calls upon her decades of ’recipe streamlining’ in this excellent guide to weeknight cooking. . . . Busy home cooks shouldn’t miss this smart collection.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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