One of my favorite things about fall is eating squash -- they are easy to prepare, flavorful, nutritious and comforting. I'm now a big fan of delicata squash and I especially love the fact that you can eat the beautiful yellow skin that is striped in green.
My inspiration for this soup came from a curried butternut squash soup that was one of my favorites at a restaurant when I was younger. I used a basic recipe from The All New All Purpose Joy of Cooking as my guide, but I made several slight variations and ultimately added a bit of curry powder. For a festive autumn meal, serve the soup in hollowed out pumpkins.