For those who mourn the loss of real food, Family Food provides delicious reassurance. This timely cookbook offers nearly 200 recipes that update the traditional — and to many, unbeatable — meat-and-three-vegetables dishes that made family dinners so memorable. Each recipe is easy to prepare and designed for maximum flavor. Here are such standards as Tuna Mornay, Spaghetti Carbonara, and Rice Pudding. A bonus section shows how to make the best chicken stock, pesto, and other basics. The emphasis is on simplifying the process by using ingredients that can be picked up on the way home from work or that are already in the refrigerator or pantry. Family Food features comfort food that has earned the name classic.