The definitive guide to an American classic though the lens of New York Times journalists Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer's culinary friendship.Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer share a passion for meatloaf--exchanging recipes via phone, email, text and instant message for decades to perfect their art. A MEATLOAF IN EVERY OVEN is an homage to a distinct tradition, with 50 killer recipes, from the best classic takes to riffs by world-famous chefs like Bobby Flay and Mario Batali; from Italian polpettone to Middle Eastern kibbe to curried Boboti; from the authors' own favorites to those of prominent politicians. They address all the controversies (Ketchup or no? Sauté the veggies?) of a dish that has legions of fervent partisans, as well as helping you to troubleshoot so you never have a dry loaf again. This love letter to meatloaf incorporates history and personal anecdotes, making you feel like you're cooking with two trusted friends.