An instant New York Times bestseller! The newest cookbook from Melissa Ben-Ishay, the creative force behind Baked by Melissa, is available now.

Melissa setting down a bowl of salad

Packed with 100+ veggie-forward recipes, Come Hungry: Salads, Meals, and Sweets for People Who Live to Eat inspires home cooks of all levels to eat outside of their comfort zones and reveals easy techniques to create the perfect bite.

Front cover of Come Hungry by Melissa Ben-Ishay

Interview & Book Signing
at Trillium Brewery

2/7/2024 | 6:00 PM | BOSTON, MA

Get a taste of the nourishing recipes featured in Melissa's cookbook followed by a Q&A with Trillium owner Esther Tetreault and a book signing.

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Book Signing at BookEnds

1/21/2024 | 1:00 PM | RIDGEWOOD, NJ

Stop by to meet Melissa and get your copy of Come Hungry signed.

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Book Signing
at Little City Books

1/16/2024 | 7:00 PM | HOBOKEN, NJ

Celebrate the launch of Come Hungry at Melissa's local bookstore where she'll be interviewed by Jennifer Tripucka, founder of The Hoboken Girl. Ticket also includes opportunity to meet Melissa and get your book signed!


Cooking Demo
at New Canaan Library

1/19/2024 | 11:30 AM | NEW CANAAN, CT

Come watch Melissa make THE Green Goddess Salad (and get a taste!), in addition to a conversation with Ellen Crovatto, the Director of Development at New Canaan Library.


Speaking Engagement
at JCC of Central New Jersey

1/23/2024 | 7:00 PM | SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ

Melissa will be joined by Ben Soffer (@boywithnojob) to discuss Come Hungry and give audience members a taste of her favorite recipes from the book.


Melissa in Conversation with
Antoni Porowski at 92Y

1/25/2024 | 6:00 PM | NEW YORK, NY

Join Melissa in conversation with Queer Eye food expert Antoni Porowski, followed by a meet-and-greet and book signing.


Cooking Demo
at Chelsea Market

2/1/2024 | 6:00 PM | NEW YORK, NY

Learn Melissa's top tips for eating nourishing meals and watch her make the Green Goddess. Includes a book signing and reception.


What's Inside

Crunchy Ramen Slaw with Grilled Ribeye
Cucumber & Cottage Cheese Toast
Taco Rice and Beef
S'mores Treats

Nourishing Salads

A variety of 45+ veggie-packed salads, with filling grains, proteins, and easy homemade dressings

Mouthwatering Toasts

Love your leftovers with flavorful, versatile toasts

Easy Weeknight Meals

Make colorful meals the whole family will love

Impressive Breads

Create a dinner centerpiece, from fluffy pita to braided challah

Crowdpleasing Desserts

Simple, kid-friendly sweets packed with delicious ingredients

Upload your proof of purchase to enter to win one of five Shun Kanso Asian Utility Knives and get early access recipes!

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