Trattoria Lucca

Ken Vedrinski is prepares Fusilli Pasta, Butternut Squash, Duck Italian Sausage, Spigerello at Trattoria Lucca. Grace Beahm/Staff

Assuming you're as handy with a grinder as a gun, this recipe from Ken Vedrinksi (Trattoria Lucca, Coda del Pesce) might be just the thing to clip in advance of duck season. But making your own duck sausage is by no means a prerequisite: Any kind of Italian sausage will do.

- Hanna Raskin