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Hearty dishes sophisticated enough for the city

Geoffrey Zakarian, executive chef of the popular Town restaurant in New York City, recently opened a new one called Country. In his new cookbook, “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table,” he shares recipes for hearty dishes that are sophisticated enough to be served at a dinner party in the city. Zakarian was invited on “Today” to demonstrate how to prepare
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Geoffrey Zakarian, executive chef of the popular Town restaurant in New York City, recently opened a new one called Country. In his new cookbook, “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table,” he shares recipes for hearty dishes that are sophisticated enough to be served at a dinner party in the city. Zakarian was invited on “Today” to demonstrate how to prepare some of his favorite recipes. Try these at home:

Baked Beets Over Salt

From “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table”

Braised Lamb Shanks

From “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table”

Char-Grilled Broccoli with Pear-Curry Vinaigrette

From “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table”

Sweet Pea and Crab Toasts with Fresh Herbs

From “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table”

Raspberry and Honey Crisps with Greek Yogurt

From “Geoffrey Zakarian's Town/Country: 150 Recipes for Life Around the Table”