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Last Week's Contest Winners

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Cook the Book: New Classic Family Dinners: quack, rebeccadiamond, Ron Manley, Monelle, and lucylucy. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to all who entered.... More

Cook the Book: Cornmeal-Crusted Pan-Fried Trout

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 3 comments

After a week of labor-intensive recipes from New Classic Family Dinners by Mark Peel, I was ready for something that required a little less work. I had originally picked up some trout to make Peel's take on matelote, a fish... More

Cook the Book: Bolognese Sauce

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 20 comments

Bolognese is my favorite sauce for pasta, and from fall until spring I'll always have a batch on hand. It's an all day project that involves lots of chopping, browning, and slow simmering, but it's one that I enjoy immensely.... More

Green Bean Salad with Walnuts

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

The following recipe is from the November 4 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! The recipes in New Classic Family Dinners by Mark Peel are, at their heart, restaurant recipes... More

Cook the Book: Mashed Potatoes, Finally Revealed

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 23 comments

"I have never seen smoother potatoes." ©iStockphoto.com/cveltri Homemade mashed potatoes can be great, but oftentimes lumpy, dry, and underseasoned—or even worse, mealy. Then there are restaurant mashed potatoes. Those ethereal white mounds of creamy potatoey deliciousness are perfectly salted, without... More

Cook the Book: Steak with Anchovy Butter

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

I cannot remember the last time that I cooked a steak at home. It's one of those things that I think about doing all of the time, but once I make my way up to the front of the line... More

Cook the Book: 'New Classic Family Dinners'

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"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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