A croque-monsieur, the luxe, bechamel-enriched French take on a ham and cheese sandwich, is an elegant dish that even kitchen novices can make. We love James Peterson’s take, which pairs classic Gruyere with flavorful American country ham. It’s just one of the classic recipes from his gorgeous cookbook, Meat: A Kitchen Education. Enter for a chance to win the electronic version of this book and 74 more by entering our Holiday Cookbook Library iPad Giveaway, featuring a 32-gig iPad and a library of e-cookbooks from our friends at Ten Speed Press and Clarkson Potter.

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