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Classic Recipes Reimagined Can Surprise Delight Guests

Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen


Last updated 10/28/2019 at 2:03pm

Fried eggplant alla parmigiana is typically regarded as a heavy dish, but this recipe is a bit lighter, cleaner and simpler. (Courtesy photo by

I've seen it happen many times in my restaurants, and you've no doubt been on the receiving end of this phenomenon: Guests order a classic dish, something they've enjoyed elsewhere many times before, and when it arrives it looks nothing like what they'd been expecting.

The first reaction may be puzzlement or consternation or delight - or a combination of all three. But most of the time they'll eventually inspect the dish more closely and realize that it looks and smells delicious. Then they taste it - and realize it's even better than they had imagined.

That's a big part of the pleasure f...

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