Fall is the season of jewel-toned pumpkins, squash, and beets; root veggies; apples and pears; and brassicas galore, from knobby Brussels sprouts stalks to fans of kale and collards to giant cauliflower heads. The colors are vibrant but the vibe is cozy (like the flannel shirts we all want to be wearing).
Ease into the season with roasted tomato and delicata squash pizza, then get all autumnal with pumpkin, sausage, and sage; Old Bay Brussels sprouts; and bacon, pear, and blue cheese . . . just for starters.