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Q. I planning a dinner party and one of the guests is very picky about her food (please don’t use my name with this). She always wants her meats and poultry cooked to death. When she asks for well-done, she wants it cooked like shoe leather. What can I serve that would satisfy all the guests in the party and accommodate her? She's has a fear that she'll pick up some disease or get sick if things aren't overcooked. I'm baffled….

A.  There are many options where the meat can be cooked well without sacrificing quality. We would suggest that you make some type of pot roast or stew. Boeuf Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Blanquette de Veau, Lamb Stew, Veal Marengo are all options. 

Or you could pan fry or grill steaks to order, or grill chicken breasts, or stir-fry something. If this person is so particular, cooking the piece separately, well done, would do it — a little more work for you, though.

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