Mark Peel Campanile Restaurant Cookbook - New Classic Family Dinners

Mark Peel's Campanile Restaurant Cookbook - New Classic Family Dinners offers fans and home cooks the opportunity to prepare 200 recipes and menus from the restaurant. Campanile on La Brea in Los Angeles was an influential restaurant and known for its legendary desserts. We saw a notice that it was opening in LAX. We hope it's true, but you'll have to settle for the cookbook for now! 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 288 pages. 

Copyright: 2009 

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

Author: Mark Peel with Martha Rose Shulman 

ISBN: 9780470382479

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Description:  For more than ten years, Mark Peel has designated Monday nights at Campanile, his James Beard Award-winning Los Angeles restaurant, to be Family Dinner Night: everyone feasts on the same themed, three-course dinner, served family style. Week after week, year after year, diners come back for the warm welcome, the relaxed atmosphere, and, most of all, for Mark Peel's food. Family Dinner Night promises Peel's special takes on popular comfort food dishes; in his hands an old favorite like Veal Parmesan becomes Breaded Veal Scaloppini with Smoked Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Tomato Sauce, and wild mushrooms turn Macaroni and Cheese into something truly memorable. Inventive, enticing, and perfectly satisfying, this is home-style cooking few of us ever thought we could achieve at home. But thanks to New Classic Family Dinners, now you can. 

In this luscious, inspiring cookbook, Peel shows you how to re-create the most popular dishes from his weekly specials, with more than 200 recipes that will delight your family on a weeknight and wow the crowd on a special occasion. Every single recipe was tested in Peel's own home kitchen, where he has only one strainer, just like the rest of us, and no kitchen staff to clean up after him. Peel stripped away extraneous steps and flourishes, leaving behind only the techniques and ingredients that guarantee spectacular meals. Step-by-step photographs make his instructions perfectly clear. Homemade ravioli? No problem! What began as restaurant recipes are now accessible to any home cook. 

And oh, what recipes. Simple weeknight dishes like Butter Lettuce Salad with Stilton and Walnuts; Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Basil; or Cornmeal-crusted Pan-fried Trout appear alongside more complicated, but worth every second -- recipes like Lobster Pot Pie or Lasagne with Bolognese Sauce, Creamed Spinach, and Poached Egg. Desserts are inspired by in-season fruits and Peel's memories of childhood, treats like Peach Melba, Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart, or Devil's Food Layer Cake with White Mountain Frosting. A section at the end shows Peel's Family Dinner Night menus from Campanile, but of course you're free to put meals together any way you like, the possibilities are endless. 

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. 


Condition: Excellent condition with clean interiors and covers. 

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