Monday, February 8, 2010

The Best Cookbook Ever

After 4 million cookbooks, I have a hands' down favorite.

The best recipes in here?

Beef Short Ribs braised in Beer
Oaty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Manhattan Buffalo Wings
Blue Cheese Dressing (perfect for the chicken wings, of course)
Polenta with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs
Summertime Creamed Corn
Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Stuffed Shells with Ricotta and Proscuitto
Macaroni and Two Cheeses (but kill the onion and garlic)
Grilled Quail
Chicken Potpie
Oven-Roasted Barbecued Ribs
Butternut Squash and Bourbon Soup

And those are only the recipes I've tried. Honestly, the only thing I didn't like in here was the turkey dressing, and that's most likely because we all have our favorite Thanksgiving dressing, and this just wasn't mine.

The cookbook is a collection of recipes that David Waltuck and his staff at Chanterelle in NYC served for "staff meals" - the family-style meals the retaurant staff ate together every day before they opened for dinner. They make perfect family meals; some are easy to cook and some are great for a special Sunday dinner.

Try and enjoy!

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