This gelatin was formed in a turkey-shaped mold, similar to one by Nordic Ware, but any five-cup mold will work. If you prefer, you can prepare two smaller gelatins by dividing the layers between two three-cup molds.
In this elegant Indian dish from Junoon chef Vikas Khanna, cauliflower florets are cut in the shape of a tree to symbolize the interconnectedness of all things. Each head of cauliflower will produce two to three trees; to form the tree shape, cut through the cauliflower at its center peak.
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.