This Is What Celebrity Chefs Are Making This Fall
When the leaves start to fall, we aren't the only ones craving comfort food. Here's what the pros are cooking and baking!
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“This fall, I’m looking forward to making Zaza’s Doro Wat Rigatoni,” Marcus tells us.
“It’s my son Zion’s favorite dish and Zaza is what he calls himself when he’s running around the house,” he says. The dish is a marriage of Italian cooking and Marcus’s Ethiopian roots. “It’s essentially a chicken stew that gets better and the longer it sits,” Marcus says. “I eat Doro Wat Stew for breakfast with a poached egg, and for lunch, my wife Maya serves it with rigatoni—just how Zaza likes it.”
The recipe will be in Marcus Samuelsson’s new cookbook!
Chrissy did her thing with a golden baked peach-apple-raspberry pie complete with a perfectly executed lattice crust. “So ugly, but so good,” she says. Chrissy even shared a secret for the pie’s golden color: “The recipe said to brush with egg yolk mixed with cream.”
The Barefoot Contessa always throws it down in her kitchen. She whipped up a corn chowder and shared it with her Instagram followers. “Cheddar Corn Chowder is the perfect late summer lunch when it’s a little chilly outside and the corn is still delicious,” Ina says. This is how to pick corn that’s fresh and sweet.
The Pioneer Woman dropped her butternut squash mac and cheese, calling it “delicious fall-inspired comfort food.” After roasting the squash, Ree says she mashes it and mixes it right into the cheesy sauce, before topping the skillet mac with breadcrumbs and placing it into the oven. Drool!
Nothing says fall like a melty grilled cheese sandwich. Ramsay recently shared his “Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich” recipe on his YouTube channel. The sammie was elevated with gourmet cheeses —Romano with pepper berry and Asiago—and cooked over an open fire. You can try this twist on grilled cheese with feta and Swiss!
Fall simply wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin spice, right? Joanna Gaines’ no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is so easy to make. The ingredients, which include graham cracker, pumpkin puree and Cool Whip, are layered in a mason jar. If you’re looking for a more traditional presentation, check out this version of the dish.
A bubbling bowl of French onion soup is a fall-favorite for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri. He cooked up his Fully Loaded Layered French Onion Bake for fans on his Instagram, sharing a 16-minute long how-to. But if you want a simpler iteration, you can try this top-rated recipe.
Charlie McKenna, an award-winning pitmaster, chef and founder of Lillie’s Q, can’t wait to make his Smoked Carolina Pulled Pork. “I love making my Carolina smoked pork shoulder at home,” Charlie tells us. “It’s the ultimate comfort food and super versatile to feed a crowd. Smoked low and slow, this pork is packed with flavor and perfect on its own or you can whip up sliders, tacos, or my signature pimento cheese nachos.”