The Comfort Food: 104 Recipes, from Simple to Sublime

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Random House Value Publishing, 2006 - Cooking - 319 pages
Everyone loves comfort foods. They conjure up images of childhood, family meals, relaxed happiness, warmth, and peace. Now, for the first time in one volume, these two books featuring the ultimate in comfort foods–Macaroni & CheeseandMeat & Potatoes–are together at last.

Macaroni & Cheese
presents 52 different takes on the most classic dish from famous restaurants and gourmet food stores–like Chat n’ Chew, Wish, City Bakery, Union Pacific, Hamersley Bistro, and Fairway Market–and from well-known chefs–like Bobby Flay , Waldy Malouf, Rick Bayless, Katy Sparks, Andrew Carmellini, and Wylie DuFresne. Try:
·Tomatoey Mac and Cheese
·Orecchette con Fonduta
·Terrine of Macaroni, Goat Cheese, and Foie Gras
·Chunks of Lobster Swimming in Cheesy Macaroni
·Sweetened Mascarpone and Noodle Pudding

Meat & Potatoesoffers fascinating fare from an outstanding set of celebrated chefs across the country. With recipes from Dan Barber and Michael Anthony, Arthur Schwartz, Bobby Flay, Sue Torres, and Cyril Renaud; and restaurants as diverse as Fresh, Los Barrios, Payard Pâtisserie, Bubby’s Pie Company, Mesa Grill, and Nora, these dishes range from the simple to the sublime:
·Braised Short Ribs with Pan-Roasted Ruby Crescent Fingerlings
·Slow-Braised Beal and Vanilla Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
·Indian-Spiced Rack of Lamb with Potato Tikki and Mint Yoghurt
·Chorizo, Potato, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas
·Brine-Marinated Pork Chops with Scallion-Smashed Potatoes and Grilled Granny Smith Apple Slices

Simple enough for the casual cook, yet sophisticated enough to impress experienced chefs, these dishes will leave every guest comfortably stuffed and deliciously delighted.

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Contents

Rigatoni al Forno alan tardi
45
Wish Macaroni and Cheese ANdrea curto
51
Macaroni and Cheese Provencal with Cod Gordon hamersley
57
Macaroni and Feta Salad joan Schwartz
65
MAC AND CHEESE TODAY
71
Macaroni with Cantal Cheese and Westphalian Ham Charlie palmer
78
Terrine of Macaroni Goat Cheese and Foie Gras Gordon hamersley
82
Green Chile Mac and Cheese steven picker
88
Braised Beef Cheeks with Fingerling Potato Puree cyril renaud
178
Malaysian Beef Rendang with Sweet PotatoCoconut Puree Patricia yeo
185
Chiles Rellenos with Warm Mild Tomato Sauce diANa barrios trevino
192
Veal Tournedos with Caramelized and Creamy Potatoes and Sauteed Apple Slices
200
Veal Stew Baked with Gnocchi Walter potenza
207
Veal Croquettes with Dilled New Potatoes joAN Schwartz
213
HerbGrilled Lamb Chops with Chanterelle and Potato Hash john sundstrom
223
PotatoCrusted Lamb Cakes daniel angerer
231

Baked Macaroni with White Cheddar Cheese and Cremini Mushrooms ke vin johnson
95
Fontina and White Truffle Macaroni Andrew carmellini
102
California Truffled Macaroni and Cheese tim goodell
110
Sweetened Mascarpone and Noodle Pudding loren falsone ANd eric moshier
119
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
123
Grilled RosemaryMarinated New York Strip Steak with Potato Gratin nora pouillon
143
Sliced Steak and Mushroom Salad with Caramelized Onions and BaconRdsti Potatoes
150
Braised Short Ribs with PanRoasted Ruby Crescent Fingerlings
156
Spicy Short RibStuffed Potatoes andrew dicataldo
163
Roasted Beef Shanks with Vegetables and Potatoes Arthur Schwartz
169
Roasted Greek Leg of Lamb with Rustic Potatoes and Okra Onion and Tomato Stew
237
OldFashioned Shepherds Pie joan schwartz
244
LambStuffed Potato Kubbeh joan Schwartz
246
New Mexican Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with BourbonAncho Sauce
256
Split Pea Ham and Potato Soup debra ponzek
263
Bacon LoversMashed Potatoes AlexANdra guarnaSchelli
269
CHEFS BIOGRAPHIES
275
INDEX
303
Copyright

About the author (2006)

JOAN SCHWARTZ is an avid reader, writer, and cook, and the author or co-author of twelve acclaimed cookbooks, including Matthew Kenney’s Big City Cooking; Bobby Flay’s Bold American Food, Boy Meets Grill, and From My Kitchen to Your Table; and Joel Patraker’s Greenmarket Cookbook. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and received an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She is listed in Who’s Who in America. Schwartz lives in Westchester County, New York.

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