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Cook the Book: 'New Classic Family Dinners'

"This is a cookbook that makes you want to cook." Even the best restaurants can have a hard time filling their tables on Monday nights. Some places use this slow night as a welcome day of rest for their staff, but some see it as an opportunity to try something a little different. A little over ten years ago Mark Peel decided to scrap the modern Italian menu that he served nightly Campanile, his Los Angeles modern Italian restaurant, in favor of a simple family-style Monday night meal. The results were mutually beneficial. For one night a week, Peel was able to serve whatever his heart desired and in turn, his customers enjoyed an inspired three-course meal at an affordable... More

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