book-silver-palate-25th-anniversary.jpgLike a lot of people my age, the Silver Palate Cookbook became my go-to cookbook when I first started cooking for friends and girlfriends. In fact, the first brunch I ever cooked for my wife featured two recipes from the Silver Palate. Julee Rosso's and Sheila Lukins's recipes are simultaneously sophisticated and down to earth, and—here's the best part—they always work.

We're going to pick our five favorite recipes from the new 25th Anniversary Edition and post them all this week. And, just as in previous weeks, we're going to give away copies of the book to a few lucky Serious Eats readers. This time, ten (10) copies. Just comment on this post and tell us what the first cookbook was that you ever used regularly. At the end of the week, we'll pick ten (10) names at random.

You have until 9 p.m. PDT Saturday (May 5) to enter.

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