This bistro-inspired first course of bitter greens, tart apple, and toasted walnuts is enhanced with bubbling Bucheron cheese and toasted baguette. It's both impressive and perfectly suited to last-minute assembly.
Individual servings of French onion soup are sufficiently satisfying for Halloween revelers with more refined tastes. Morbier cheese, which has a veinlike stripe of vegetable ash down the center, makes a more suitably morbid topping than a traditional Gruyere.
Serve up a healthy appetizer with this kale crostini recipe from Cal Peternell, cafe co-chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. It was first published in "Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook," by Alice Waters.
Also try: Tokyo Turnips