Fall Foods, From Appetizers to Desserts

By The Editors

Warm Olivada

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Photo by Maria Robledo

This coarse olive paste is perfect for using olives a little past there prime. It's versatile enough to top everything from pasta and pizza to focaccia and even mashed potatoes. View recipe here .

Fall Foods, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Cardoons

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Photo by tvol/Flickr CC


Cardoons have long been a fall and winter favorite in Spain, but have only recently been available in the United States. With a taste like a celery-artichoke hybrid, they are delicious served with an almond sauce. Learn more here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Nomad Soup

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Photo by Jarrett Wrisley


Full of hearty potatoes and lamb, this Uighur soup would be perfect to serve on a cold night in the Gobi Desert--or in the safety of your own home. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Roasted Vegetable Stock

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Photo by Laurel Fan/Flickr CC


Homemade vegetable stock is the perfect base for an unlimited number of warm fall soups. Freeze some of the stock and enjoy soup all season long. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Black Bean and Jalapeno Soup

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This spicy vegetarian soup is filling enough for a meal, and makes perfect use of your homemade roasted vegetable stock. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Meatballs with Zucchini and Bulgar

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Photos by Aglaia Kremizi


These meatballs are ideal for cold days when you're craving something substantial. Made with zucchini and bulgar instead of bread crumbs, they're also healthier than the average meatball. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Port

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Though the recipe has been rewritten a bit to match the version in Julie & Julia , these chicken breasts are baked with a Julia-approved amount of butter and topped with a rich port and cream-based sauce. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Roast Pork with Turnips in Cane Gravy

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Photo by Regina Charboneau


Caramelization through roasting gives meat a natural richness, and cane syrup enhances that process ten fold. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Wonton Plum Shortcakes

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Make the most of the end of plum season by making these simple and unique shortcakes using wonton wrappers. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Fig and Almond Cake

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Photo by Aglaia Kremezi


Cook the last of the figs into jam and freeze to use all winter. It tastes delicious baked into this cake with almonds. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Tarte Tatin

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The ingredients in this dessert are simple--how good it tastes depends on getting a good dark caramel color and flavor into the apples without overcooking them into mush. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

Apple Crumble

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Photo by A Million to One/Flickr CC


How can you make an apple crumble even better? Spend an afternoon outside in the cool fall weather, picking your own apples. View recipe here .
Fall Food, From Appetizers to Desserts
Recipes to welcome the season.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/10/fall-foods-from-appetizers-to-desserts/27522/