Birmingham restaurant Peabody’s publishes cookbook

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Fans of Peabody’s who miss the Birmingham restaurant’s French onion soup and key lime pie are in luck. The restaurant, which closed last summer after 40 years, has released a cookbook.

“The Peabody’s Cookbook” by Kate Cortis is available online at for $20. The 60-page softcover book includes dozens of recipes from the longstanding restaurant, which was opened by Jim Peabody in 1975 on Woodward just south of Maple.

The self-published book starts with the basics — roux, roasted chicken breast and roasted salmon — and is organized like a menu with soups and starters first, salads and entrees, including prime rib, lobster mac and cheese, sage chicken and sun-dried tomato pesto salmon.

The cookbook finishes with recipes for desserts and after-dinner drinks like a hummer and Spanish coffee.

The family is hoping to start selling the book in a local brick-and-mortar store this month.

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