Sad though it is to say goodbye to summer eating, autumn brings its own delights, from figs to mushrooms, apples, game and chestnuts.There's a certain sadness as summer departs, but as always on the food front there are culinary compensations: food takes on a heartier note, with pies, crumbles and casseroles back on the menu.
Food highlights include figs, pheasant, walnuts, apples, pears and pumpkins, grapes, celeriac and mushrooms.
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Plums, apples and figs should be at the forefront of your fruit list this month, while aubergines and peppers are still at their best for flavour. Feast on game - pheasant, venison, grouse, partridge and guinea fowl all make superb eating.
Mushrooms should be tracked down this month: Delia has plenty of lucscious recipes including wild mushroom risotto, soup and a gorgeous midweek frittata…
Think wintry greens, cheap meat cuts and exotic fruit this month: jewel-like pomegranates sit alongside vibrant tangerines and purple figs in the fruit bowl, while we consider the delights of slow-cooking and braising.
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