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October, 2023

Welcome to the October edition of bare ingredients

Welcome to the Foodiesite for the month of October! For our Northern Hemisphere readers, October is a food lover's paradise. With autumn comes a bountiful harvest of crisp apples, juicy pears, and vibrant pumpkins that take centre stage in dishes that awaken the taste buds. Warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves infuse comforting recipes like soups, stews, and desserts with their enticing aroma. It's the perfect time to indulge in flavoursome comfort foods that embrace the harvest season.

For our Southern Hemisphere readers, October brings a burst of fresh and vibrant flavors as spring takes over. Local markets are filled with colorful fruits, veggies, and herbs. From strawberries and mangos to asparagus and greens, the spring season offers an abundance of ingredients. As temperatures rise, lighter and refreshing dishes become popular, such as salads, herb-infused sauces, and grilled seafood. October is a celebration of spring's best flavors, providing endless culinary inspiration.

Recipe Ideas

Lobster bisque ready to eat
Lobster Bisque

6 Portions

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

A slice ofPigeon Terrine
Pigeon Terrine

1 litre terrine (8-12 Portions)

Prep: 30-40 minutes plus 2 hours marinating
Cook: 1½ hours

Stuffed Crab Claws with Spicy Crab and Papaya Salad
Stuffed Crab Claws

12 Stuffed Crab Claws

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Spicy Flat Iron Steak servered with salad and bread
Spicy Flat Iron Steak

4 Portions

Prep: 15 minutes plus minimum 4-12 hours marinating
Cook: 5 minutes

Raw Broad Bean Dip served with home made Grissini.
Raw Broad Bean Dip

Portions: 2-4 (the amount depends on the size of the broad beans)

Prep: 30-40 minutes

Whole Roasted Cauliflower ready to serve.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

4 Portions as a main or 6 if served with a selection of dishes

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 50-60 minutes

Seasonal Recipe Ideas

Sarah's Seasonal Recipe List has been updated with great ideas, which can be found below. Also, we have the October's guide to the best seasonal produce. It is our "What to eat now" guide for those who are looking to get the most out of their local ingredients. There are Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere articles.

Next issue

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The bare ingredients team.