Reprinted from The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook by Alexe van Beuren with recipes by Dixie Grimes. Copyright © 2014. Photographs copyright © 2014 by Ed Anderson. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House LLC.
Bonnie Benwick translates chef recipes for the home cook in the Washington Post's Plate Lab column. She tells Melissa Clark about some of the challenges you'll face when attempting a restaurant meal in your own kitchen.