The months between summer and Christmas yield some fantastic ingredients such as root veg, mushrooms, figs and game. Delia's recipes make the most of autumnal highlights.
A great midweek supper, with everything cooked together. Lamb and aubergines partner each other beautifully, offering more than a hint of Mediterranean flavour.
An unusual, colourful stew that is perfect for entertaining - just add plain rice to serve. Spices, squash, sweetcorn and red pepper provide the Latin American elements, giving the dish masses of visual appeal and great flavour.
Delia describes this as 'one of the best fish recipes ever' - and who are we to argue? What's more it's a doddle to make and will provide you with masses of lovely omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Aubergines, tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and basil combine in this celebration of Italian ingredients. Eat it in late summer when aubergines and tomatoes are at their seaonal best.
This is a great pasta dish for dieters as there's very little fat involved... and you won't have to sprinkle lots of cheese on it either as the flavours are pronounced enough without it.
A lovely versatile fruity dessert that can be made ahead for stress-free entertaining. Serve the sauce warm or cooled: either way this is a sensation for autumn and winter.
Vegetarians certainly won't feel short-changed with this sumptuous meat-free version of shepherd's pie: in fact, meat eaters will no doubt love it as much as they do!
Marsala has a wonderful depth when cooked with fruit or, indeed, any other ingredient. Serve this luscious dessert with rice pudding and other creamy puddings - or simply on its own.
Although they look impressive and fairly professional, these crunchy brandy snap baskets are really very easy to make and will show off your ices and sorbets to perfection.
Home-made pizzas are in a league of their own and the joy of them is that you can add whatever toppings you like, depending on what you have to hand or what you fancy. A truly versatile supper dish.
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