(Fuyu persimmon from K&J Orchards in Winters, California; photo courtesy of the blog "In Praise of Sardines")
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here are some fresh ideas for you! It's many cooks' favorite season--fall. We love all the hard squash, all the greens unfurling, the herbs, and especially the fruit--quinces, persimmons, pears.... Here is a menu, with several more-or-less original recipes, of dishes that would walk quite well with all your standard Thanksgiving favorites (turkey and stuffing and cranberry and pie, for all of which The Commonsense Kitchen
has great recipes), or that could be served as a special, festive harvest-time meal on their own.