A Feast For A Crowd

You're throwing your annual holiday fête (or maybe the in-laws are coming over with a crowd). But no matter; you've got this. Sate the hungry hordes with a menu of playful bites and, naturally, a big bowl of punch.

First course:
Start with cheese and no one will be disappointed. Fill
endive leaves with membrillo (Spanish quince paste), blue cheese and walnut halves. Drizzle it all with saffron honey.

Second course:
puréed sweet potatoes with braised kale, celery root and farro and give guests' palates a textural treat.

Main course:
Ham it up and serve a spiced one.
Glazed with honey and flavored with cracked pepper, cinnamon and clove, this showy cut is meant to be carved for a crowd.

Forget the wine bottles and opt instead for
a bowl of spiced rum (plus, curaçao and cognac) mixed with pomegranate and blood orange juices. Let 'em ladle it out.

Send party animals on their merry way with sweet
raspberry-filled poppy seed cookies.