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Smitten Kitchen’s Savory Pot Pies

Editor's Note: While we were thinking about Thanksgiving, we couldn't think of a more beloved authority than Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, whose new cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, is one of the titles we chose for our Holiday Gift Guide. Deb shared with us the following recipe, one of her favorites. Bon appétit!

Over the years, we've had a lot of dinner parties. I've made mussels and fries and red pepper soup; I've made meatballs and spaghetti repeatedly; brisket and noodles were on repeat until I got the kinks ironed out of the recipe in this chapter, and there was this one time when I decided to make nothing but delicate flatbreads for dinner. It was a terrible idea. Don't do this unless you want to spend three days making doughs and mincing vegetables, only to have everyone leave hungry.

I'm pretty sure if you asked my friends what the very best thing I've ever served them was, they'd still go on about chicken pot pies I made from an Ina Garten recipe all those years ago. People, it turns out, go berserk for comfort ...


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