Family meal is restaurant slang for staff meal, when back-of-house and front-of-house come together to sit down and eat. This week, the term has taken on another meaning. Family Meal is a new cookbook-for-a-cause from Penguin Random House—and it’s entirely online. Which means you can download and start cooking from it right now.
The collection includes 50 recipes from some of our favorite chefs and cookbook authors including Ina Garten, Samin Nosrat, Hugh Acheson, Alison Roman, Dan Barber, Christina Tosi, Kwame Onwuachi, Ruth Reichl, and more.
So it’s no surprise that there’s lots to look forward to. Think: vegan farm box and pantry stir-fry (Bryant Terry), mushroom bolognese (Eric Ripert), stovetop mac and cheese (Deb Perelman), and creamy sun-dried tomato chicken (Tieghan Gerard).
The Restaurant Workers' Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund will provide support in a number of ways: “direct financial relief through our partner, the Southern Smoke Foundation; helping non-profits across the country that are supporting the needs of restaurant workers, from food security, mental health, legal assistance, and immigration; and establishing a zero-interest, no-collateral loan program for small businesses to get their doors open again.”
Family Meal is available from various sellers, like Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble.
Emma is the food editor at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles on the fly, baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., and writing about the history of pie in North Carolina. Now she lives in New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's award-winning column, Big Little Recipes (also the cookbook in October 2021!). And see what she's up to on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.