Best Cookbooks 2023: Plus, Charging Friends for Dinner and Pierre Thiam on “Simply West African”

This week, Pierre Thiam will change the way you cook with his secrets for mafé (peanut sauce), Senegalese barbecue and his favorite ingredient, fonio. Plus, journalist Jen Doll helps explain a puzzling new trend of dinner party hosts charging their friends; Adam Gopnik and Christopher Kimball reveal their favorite food books of 2023; and we make Pasta Rotolo with Spinach and Ricotta.


Get this week’s recipe for Pasta Rotolo with Spinach and Ricotta here.


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