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Cook the Book: 'Family Table'

The new book Family Table offers a vast collection of beloved recipes from line cooks, sous chefs, and executives throughout Danny Meyer's empire over the years. Given the diversity of the cooks' backgrounds, Family Table presents a cornucopia of techniques, flavors, and cooking styles; recipes for spring pea risotto and lasagne sit alongside Dominican beef, arepas, and brisket with red eye gravy. Enter to win your copy here! More

In Restaurant Traditions: The Family Meal

Photo by Wiqan Ang for the Globe A time-honored tradition at many establishments is the "family meal"—when the waitstaff comes together to fill their bellies before a long night's service. (Lucky them; where better for a free meal than a first-class restaurant?) The Globe has a great look at the staff meals served in different Boston-area restaurants. “The best rule to have good staff meal is: Put cheese on it, bake it, and name it,’’ says Jamie Bissonnette at Toro. Any food-service vets out there with fond memories of staff meals?... More

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