Serious Entertaining: A Menu to Celebrate Early Fall

Serious Entertaining

Seasonal menu planning for the perfect dinner party.


According to the equinox clock, the sun will cross the celestial equator and fall will begin at 10:49 a.m. this Saturday. You know what that's almost gourd season! There's a nip in the air and you can't wait to see festive assortments of cucurbitaceae again. (Right?)

Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup

Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Fall also means ORANGE. Wear it, eat it, love it. This soup incorporates not one but two orange elements: squash and carrots, which together create a nice sweet-smokiness. Get the recipe!

Farro Salad with Apples and Smoked Mozzarella


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

This is one of those hearty, wholesome salads that's great for sweater weather. Apples, almonds, and dried cranberries top the plump farro, and the smoked mozzarella adds another layer of flavor. Get the recipe!

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage, Kale, and Sun-dried Tomatoes

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Spaghetti squash is like some distant vegetable cousin of pasta, with its tangle of squash strands inside that are little crunchier than cooked spaghetti. To bulk out the dish, add sausage and kale, a classic combo, along with sun-dried tomatoes. Get the recipe!



[Photograph: Alice Gao]

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