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

Savour the deep, rich flavours of game birds with our collection, including roast partridge with cider gravy, pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon, and venison and chestnut stew.

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 and plentiful in the chilly autumn and winter 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

Forget button mushrooms, wild mushrooms such as cep, chanterelle, morels and oyster are full of flavour and pack a punch in these recipes.

Aubergine recipes

Aubergine recipes

Aubergines work brilliantly in all kinds of dishes – salads, stews or as part of a mezze platter. Find baba ganoush, classic moussaka and spicy stuffed aubergine recipes among our collection. 

Squash recipes

Squash recipes

A beautiful autumn and winter ingredient, these squash recipes are satisfying and warming. Try squash in lots of different recipes including soup, risotto, pie, pasta or simply roasted.

 


Fruit

Walnuts

Walnuts

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

Pear recipes

Pear recipes

One of autumn's many bounties, pears are endless in their uses. Our selection includes savoury and sweet ideas, including warm salad of pear, scallop and chorizo, rustic pear tart and poached pears in mulled wine.

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.

Fig recipes

Fig recipes

Figs work well in savoury dishes and puddings and desserts. Try Nigel Slater's easy figs poached in red wine, Peter Gordon's fig and pistachio friands or a light nectarine, fig and blue cheese salad.

 

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