October seasonal food

Make the most of the abundance of seasonal produce for meat, fish, vegetables and fruit in October.

October seasonal food



Meat

Lamb recipes

Lamb recipes

Grilled, roasted, stewed or spiced – we love cooking with lamb.

Game recipes

Game recipes

Make the most of British comfort food with these hearty game recipes for venison, pheasant, rabbit, guinea fowl and partridge. 

Pheasant

Pheasant

Try one of these wonderful recipes with this flavoursome bird in a pie, as a roast or make a terrine. 

 


Fish and shellfish

Mackerel

Mackerel

Mackerel is one of our favourite oily fish, plus it tastes great with these recipes, griddled, smoked or in a pâté.

Mussels

Mussels

British mussels are at their most succulent in the chilly months. Let us tempt you with our tasty mussel recipes.

Oysters

Oysters

Whether you regard them as food of the gods, or spawn of the devil, oysters are a unique culinary experience.

 


Vegetables

Globe artichoke recipes

Globe artichoke recipes

The globe artichoke is a versatile vegetable and can be stuffed, boiled, roasted and added to flavour dishes. 

Beetroot recipes

Beetroot recipes

Earthy, vibrant, good in cake. What's not to love about beetroot? Try these recipes, including Greek beef burger with beetroot salad, smoked salmon and beetroot carpaccio and chocolate beetroot cake.

Celebrate watercress

Celebrate watercress

Try watercress in a soup, salad or as an accompaniment to strongly flavoured meat. 

Kale recipes

Kale recipes

Try one of our kale, or curly kale, recipes including a simple kale pesto with pecorino, spaghetti with mackerel, kale and capers or an easy-to-share butternut squash and kale tart.

Wild mushroom recipes

Wild mushroom recipes

Chanterelles, porcini (or ceps), horn-of-plenty (trompette de la mort) and morels – make the most of wild mushrooms with these recipes.

Aubergine

Aubergine

Most people think aubergine a vegetable but it's actually a berry, and it's used in an array of global cuisines.

Squash and pumpkin

Squash and pumpkin

Warming pumpkin and squash recipes for soups, curries and pies. Make the most of this versatile vegetable.

 


Fruit

Walnuts

Walnuts

Walnuts are perfect for pasta and salads, and paired with goat's cheese. Try these fantastic walnut recipes.

Pears

Pears

Pears are ideal fodder for salads, desserts and with cheese, as these recipes show.

Apples

Apples

Some of the world's finest apples grow in British orchards, and autumn is the time to enjoy them.

Plum recipes

Plum recipes

Make plum recipes when the fruits are at their best during the autumnal months. Try them sweet in a sponge cake or pudding or savoury in a sticky chicken with plums recipe.

Figs

Figs

This fruit works perfectly with savoury dishes as well in puddings and desserts.

 

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