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Cooking a la Alinea

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As you begin to gather recipes to prepare your holiday feast, where are you finding inspiration? The classic take of The Joy of Cooking? The straightforward approach of Mark Bittman? Well, if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you might want to check out a new book of recipes from Grant Achatz, the chef at Alinea ChicagoEight Forty-Eight Food Critic David Hammond decided to check in with some talented amateurs attempting to replicate the daunting dishes served at the restaurant Gourmet magazine put at the tippy-top of its top 50.

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