Pears, in peak season from late summer through January, become a truly sophisticated dessert when served poached with a slice of Stilton blue cheese. This recipe is adapted from "Entertaining."
Also Try: Breaded Pork Chops with Thyme, Potato and Leek Gratin
This colorful salad, inspired by chef Wolfgang Puck's signature recipe, is made with seasonal fruits and vegetables and Stilton, a sharp English cheese. Hachiya persimmons are large, sweet, and acorn shaped; look for soft, ripe fruits from October through February.
Time-tested flavor pairings and an innovative mix of textures make this steak dinner a special-occasion superstar. It comes from Emeril Lagasse's book "From Emeril's Kitchens."
Also try: Dry-Aged Rib-Eye Steaks with Emeril's Maitre d'Hotel Butter