"Toe liberation" is the feeling of finally being able to wiggle your toes freely—and as individuals—after they've glommed into one solid block due to a too-long stint out in the cold or smashed into an unforgiving work shoe.
The same remembrance and rediscovery of comfort—of toes once frozen, now swaddled—is the feeling we seek with many a fall dinner. Ah, this is what it feels like to sit down, to stop and think, to eat vegetables where there has only been Halloween candy.
Let these 30 recipes be your favorite socks, your softest blanket, your scratchiest-in-a-good-way sweater. (We recommend—before you start eating, sipping, or slurping—taking a few seconds to hold the warm bowl to your face.)
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.