A quiet meal spent solo can be a time for peace and respite, but I’d venture to guess that your most memorable and treasured meals were spent in community with people you love. Mario Batali believes the same concept and promotes this idea of togetherness through food in his beautiful, fully illustrated cookbook Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours. The renowned chef shares 120 of his favorite seasonal recipes, organized by month-to-month menus. Blustery January offers a rich and flavorful Leg of Lamb in Clementine Crust and a hearty Spicy Pumpkin Soup. While July features lighter and more refreshing Charred Green Beans with Almond Marjoram Pesto and a Turkey Porchetta. Molto Batali by Mario Batali is available in stores and online for $30.