12/12/2011 04:42 pm ET

Holiday Recipes: Detroit Chefs Share What They Make For Their Families

Aside from the Slows profiles, Detroit isn't nationally known as a culinary hotspot -- just a few months ago, it picked up the dubious honor of worst dining out city in the country in a LivingSocial reader poll.

We respectfully disagree. Detroit cuisine ranges from shockingly cheap, shockingly delicious hole-in-the walls to upscale, internationally-renowned restaurants.

From The Lark, a metro Detroit institution that has won top honors from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler and HOUR, to Roast, the three-year-old downtown sensation from acclaimed chef Michael Symon, there are plenty of mouth-watering options when you're dining out in the D.

But during the holidays, you're just as likely to be making food at home as going to a restaurant. The good news is the chefs of those tasty Detroit restaurants have to bring appetizers to potlucks, too -- and they're willing to share their recipes. We checked in with some of the best cooks around town to discover what they'll be making for their families and friends this holiday season.

So try a holiday recipe perfected by our local pros -- and approved by their families.

Top Detroit Chefs Share Holiday Recipes