Chef Karen Akunowicz recommends three favorite fall recipes

Chef Karen Akunowicz recommends three favorite fall recipes

As the leaves begin to turn and temperatures begin to drop, the abundance of seasonal produce becomes an inspiration for chef Karen Akunowicz. James Beard Award-winning chef has started spotlighting favorite fall recipes at her Boston restaurants Fox and the knife and Bar Volpe. As the locals gather around the table, Chef Akunawicz gives everyone a glimpse of these flavorful fall dishes.

Many people have seen Chef Akunawicz on both Top Chef and Food Network. She carefully fuses flavors and cuisines into impeccable dishes. While always emphasizing seasonal ingredients, each bite captures a mix of old and new. Innovative yet approachable, her food brings people back to the table time and time again.

With the start of the fall season, Chef Akunowicz highlights three favorite fall recipes. Celebrating the harvest, these dishes are a new take on comfort food. Adding a hint of wanderlust to the combination of flavors, each dish invites a guest to linger over each forkful. Even when the last bite is done, the impeccable taste lingers and leaves the desire for more.

Chef Karen Akunowicz Favorite Fall Recipes

Funghi Frittic

The mushroom season is at its peak from September to October. In the Funghi Fritta, the ferla herb seasons the mushrooms. Those Mediterranean herbs are combined with a brown butter yuzu aioli. The bright citrus with the nutty brown butter emphasizes the earthiness of the mushrooms.

Broccoli alla Griglia “Caesar”

Broccoli is the star of the plate in this fall dish. While it may be Chef Akunowicz’s signature Thanksgiving dish, this vegetable dish is bursting with flavor. Blending ingredients from Mexico, Spain, and Japan, the dish is an umami bomb. It may sound a bit complicated, but it all works in one bite.

Insalata di Raddicio

The old saying about eating with your eyes is reinvented with this Radicchio Salad. Topped with seasonal baked almonds, the texture satisfies many layers. From the sweet and crunchy sunchokes to the bitter chicory, every bite offers a new discovery.

These fall favorite recipes can inspire home cooks to look beyond the warm spices that fill fall menus. From adding seasonal ingredients to combining flavors, the ideas that Karen Akunowicz brings to the table can be incorporated into any home meal. Cooks just need to be open to the possibilities and guided by the ingredients.