For more than 10 years, acclaimed chef Mark Peel has used his restaurant 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 such family favorites 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. 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 10, you’ll be inspired to make every night a special family-and-friends night.
Going with the local grains
The exuberant Israeli chef
Try quinoa, amaranth, millet, and sorghum
Velvety, earthy, and confident