Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is in flower

– Albert Camus

As the nights draw in, and those crisp, Autumnal mornings start to bite, you know that we’re starting to leave Summer well and truly behind. But whether you love the colourful leaves and cosy jumpers it brings, or find yourself pining for the warmer weather, there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Autumn is one the best times of year for British food. No wonder this is when we celebrate the Harvest Festival.

Soups, stews, pies and risottos, and hearty Sunday roasts after a brisk walk in the country, there’s so much to enjoy at this time of year. It’s hardly surprising that we start to crave warming, belly-filling classics.

Reflecting the gorgeous, autumnal colours, you have carrots, pumpkins and squash, beetroot, plums and blackberries, cabbage, kale and apples. And obviously fantastic meats. Autumn is when pretty much everything comes into it’s own, as well as being the start of the main game season.

So why not take inspiration from the Seasonal foods table below, or hunker down and try one of our tried and tested recipe suggestions?

  • Parmesan Chicken
    Inspired by an Italian classic, this dish is easy and delicious and full of the tastes of spring. The mixture of breadcrumbs and cheese creates a sublime crunchy coating, […]
  • Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
    This may just be one of the easiest recipes around, certainly for such a rich and flavoursome result. If you’re really short of time, there are a number of […]
  • Steamed Bao Buns with BBQ Pork and Pickle
    Known as Char Siu Bao, these are one of my favourite treats…. Soft fluffy buns, melt in the mouth pork, and the crunchy pickled vegetables, everything goes together perfectly. […]
  • Savoury Mince Cobbler
    This is one of those dishes that we don’t eat that often, but everytime we do, we wonder why on earth we don’t have it more often. Tasty, easy […]
  • Meatloaf
    Another much loved comfort food staple, meatloaf is considered an ‘all-American classic’ but actually has a much longer history, with versions found in Roman cookery books. Meatloaf in it’s […]
Chilli Pork Chop with Pasta Arrabiata
Chilli Pork Chop with Pasta Arrabiata

IngredientsOctNovDec
Apple
Beef
Beetroot
Blackberry
Bramley Apple
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cavolo Nero
Celeriac
Celery
Chestnut
Chicken
Clementine
Crab
Cranberry
Date
Duck
Elderberry
Fig
Globe Artichoke
Goose
Grouse
Guinea Fowl
Jerusalem Artichoke
Kale
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Kohlrabi
Lamb
Lambs Lettuce
Leek
Lettuce
Marrow
Mussels
Parsnip
Pear
Peas
Pepper
Plum
Pork
Potato (main crop)
Pumpkin
Quince
Rabbit
Radish
Runner Bean
Salsify
Swede
Sweet Potato
Swiss Chard
Turkey
Turnip
Venison
Whiting