In this recipe, wild rice is paired with fall flavors of apples, cranberries and sausage. It makes a great side dish for ducks, venison, wild boar or even your holiday turkey. It can easily be adapted to be vegetarian - just remove the sausage.
This rich yet simple chocolate cake gets a little kick from a touch of smoked Spanish paprika and espelette. Espelette is a smoky chile powder from France. If you don't have any of this in your cabinet, an equal amount of cayenne pepper will work just fine. This was created by the pastry chef at E2 Emeril's Eatery in Charlotte, N.C.