Weekend Cook and Tell: Restaurant Recreations

Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we sift through the food sections of various national newspapers to create a weekend cooking project. We hope you will cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

This week's inspiration comes from an article in the Miami Herald from a series entitled Desperation Dinners. Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross are the authors of the same-named cookbook and founders of the blog Kitchen Scoop, where they focus on meals that are quick, easy, and tasty. This week's desperation dinner was a quick take on the flaming 1960s restaurant classic Steak Diane, an impressive dish that is surprisingly easy to replicate at home.

This week's challenge is all about recreating restaurant dishes at home. I have tried replicating many dishes with varying degrees of success. I've learned that some are better left to the experts, while some are easy to adapt at home where they're sometimes even better than the originals. This week we are asking to try your hand at making a restaurant favorite at home.

Sow us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your photos and recipes next Wednesday.


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