Lest anyone think vegetarians are denied a taste of luxury, this butternut squash dish is embellished with butter, brandy and cream. Rev. Joe Tedesco of Mepkin Abbey has previously shared recipes appropriate for special occasions, and his take on squash medallions is certainly impressive enough for company.

— Hanna Raskin

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Food editor and chief critic

Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.