"In signature style, Peel, writing with Shulman...elevates the common vernacular of comfort food--veal scaloppine, grasshopper pie--to refinement with select ingredients like smoked mozzarella and homemade vanilla ice cream, respectively, plus a bit of extra-mile technique...."
From the Publisher
Chef Mark Peel, of Los Angeles's famous Campanile restaurant, has compiled hundreds of recipes from his Monday night menus featuring elegant versions of comfort food. Peel's versions of potpie, fried chicken, eggplant parmesan, ravioli, and other favorites are down-to-earth, as well as being elegant and delicious all at once. With stunning photographs.
The award winning chef of Los Angeles's Campanile offers upscale twists on 215 dishes--such as Cornmeal Dusted Pan-Fried Trout, Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce and Lobster Pie--in a book with over 90 color photos.
Editors Note 2
A sumptuous collection of the best "Family Dinner Night" recipes from Mark Peel's award-winning Los Angeles restaurant, Campanile |For more than ten years, acclaimed chef Mark Peel has used Campanile's Monday night dinner menus to present his own special takes on popular comfort food dishes like eggplant parmesan and beef goulash. In New Classic Family Dinners, he shares recipes for more than 200 of his best-ever versions of family favorites such as Macaroni and Cheese with Wild Mushrooms, Steak with Anchovy Butter, and Monkfish Osso Bucco.| |Peel's explanations and excellent guidance make it easy to follow the recipes, both for those relatively new in the kitchen as well as for more experienced cooks. Culled from more than ten years of Campanile's Monday night menus, the book features| || |Upscale twists on popular, traditional dishes-honed to perfection by one of the nation's best-loved chefs| |More than 200 recipes, with clear instructions and step-by-step photos| |Options for every part of the menu, from starters to entrees and desserts| |Easy-to-make dishes (such as Cornmeal Dusted Pan-fried Trout) and more complicated recipes (such as Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce or Lobster Pie)| || |Once you discover these extraordinary versions of ordinary dishes and learn how easy it is to adapt them for a table for two or a crowd of ten, you'll be inspired to make every night a special family-and friends-dinner night.