Today: We're getting together with friends -- fall-loving and fall-fearing -- to celebrate the season of plenty.
As soon as the first signs of fall appear -- be it the unmistakable crunch of a shriveled leaf or a certain smell in the air -- we begin to realize that there are two types of people in this world: those who embrace fall with wide arms and oversized sweaters, and those who turn up their noses and dream of nothing but sandy shores and sunny beaches. It's a polarizing season, but if we act quickly, we can relieve the tension. Grab your fall-loving and fall-fearing friends -- it's time to make peace.
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It's been said one, or two, or thirty times over that food is the way to a man’s (and a woman's) heart. Lucky for us all, fall is abundant with hearty vegetables, fragrant spices, and warm sweet drinks that can do no harm. Roasted roots, browned butter, and anything layered in a casserole dish -- these are our peacemakers. Let’s bring fall in with a celebratory brunch (or maybe just a cozy, low-key affair, if that's more your style). These recipes are conveniently both: They’re easy to prepare -- most can be made the night before -- and absolute showstoppers. Break out the cider, and let’s toast to fall!
What are you most excited to cook this fall? Tell us in the comments!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).