Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu October 20, 2016

Pizza party

Make a classic pie the centerpiece of casual autumn meals

In October, many home cooks turn their thoughts toward the entertaining soon to come, from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year’s. While such advance planning can be both fun and sensible, it can also have a serious drawback: It shortchanges opportunities for more casual entertaining. But I’d like to propose one solution that will work well for all your more off-the-cuff parties with friends and family during the coming months: Throw a pizza party. Of course, I do have some expertise when it comes to pizza, as a chef known for my contemporary, some... READ MORE

Let's do brunch: Italian-inspired recipe proves robust food can also be healthy By WOLFGANG PUCK

Autumn is a wonderful time for entertaining, especially with a brunch party. Cooler temperatures and shorter days seem to welcome lazy, late-morning gatherings that linger into the afternoon as you and your guests enjoy delicious, robust foods.