New Classic Family Dinners

By Mark Peel; Martha Rose Shulman; Lucy Schaeffer
(Wiley, Hardcover, 9780470382479, 288pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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A sumptuous collection of the best "Family Dinner Night" recipes from Mark Peel's award-winning Los Angeles restaurant, Campanile

For more than ten years, acclaimed chef Mark Peel has used Campanile's Monday night dinner menus to present his own special takes on popular comfort food dishes like eggplant parmesan and beef goulash. In New Classic Family Dinners, he shares recipes for more than 200 of his best-ever versions of family favorites such as Macaroni and Cheese with Wild Mushrooms, Steak with Anchovy Butter, and Monkfish Osso Bucco.

Peel's explanations and excellent guidance make it easy to follow the recipes, both for those relatively new in the kitchen as well as for more experienced cooks. Culled from more than ten years of Campanile's Monday night menus, the book features

  • Upscale twists on popular, traditional dishes-honed to perfection by one of the nation's best-loved chefs
  • More than 200 recipes, with clear instructions and step-by-step photos
  • Options for every part of the menu, from starters to entrees and desserts
  • Easy-to-make dishes (such as Cornmeal Dusted Pan-fried Trout) and more complicated recipes (such as Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce or Lobster Pie)

Once you discover these extraordinary versions of ordinary dishes and learn how easy it is to adapt them for a table for two or a crowd of ten, you'll be inspired to make every night a special family-and friends-dinner night.




About the Author

Mark Peel is the owner and executive chef of Campanile, a Los Angeles favorite since 1989. Campanile won the James Beard Outstanding Restaurant Award in 2001 and has been nominated for three other Beard Awards. The restaurant has also won the Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Award, the DiR?NA Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award, and the International Star Diamond Award for Outstanding Hospitality. Peel lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Martha Rose Shulman is the award-winning author of more than 25 cookbooks, including Entertaining Light and Mediterranean Harvest. A regular contributor to Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, Cooking Light, and the New York Times, she lives in Los Angeles.

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