November foods and recipes
As the nights draw in in November and the bitter frosts begin it's easy to feel low, but luckily this weather brings out the sweetness in parsnips and other roots. And there is lots of seasonal UK food produce to enjoy at its best...
November is an exciting month for food in the UK. We have apples and pears a plenty for wonderful fruity desserts, lots of colourful tasty squash and root veg and game too. Plus Christmas food is on its merry way!
Apples, including Bramley, Braeburn, Discovery, Cox, Gala and Egremont Russet.
There are so many wonderful ways of cooking this fabulous root veg; think salads, soups and more.
Perfect for gratins, soups and as a side dish, broccoli is the perfect November side dish.
Not just for Christmas, sprouts add bite to main courses.
Butternut squash adds an exotic feel to risotto, soups, curries and more.
Don't just boil cabbage! It's oh-so versatile.
Cake, soup, roulade and more carrot recipes
Cauliflower is perfect in bakes, as a classic cauliflower cheese and even roasted.
Throw celeriac in our chicken stew or make the fabulous celeriac and porcini mushroom soup.
Celery makes a great base for so many stews and soups
Use chard to add a wonderful green colour to pasta dishes, frittatas and more.
Chestnuts add a smooth yet nutty taste to risottos, pastas and cakes. They must be cooked before eating.
Known for their cold-preventing qualities, elderberries are little dark red/black berries which make lovely wine and syrup.
Similar to duck, goose gives you bigger portions and is just as tasty.
A deliciously rich game bird, our recipes will show you how to cook it perfectly.
Just a little more flavoursome than chicken, guinea fowl is a wonderful bird to roast and casserole.
Delicious roasted, this earthy root veg is well worth getting to know.
Leeks Perfect as a bed for roasted fish, leek is great in gratins and of course, in soups: leek and potato soup is a classic recipe.
Not just for salads, lettuce is a wonderful October ingredient that adds a freshness to so many dishes
Had mussels and frites and France and fancy making them yourself? It's easy!
The humble onion is more versatile than you may think - let it take centrestage and it will surprise you!
A real delicacy, oysters are loved by as many people as they are hated by! They offer a unique tasting experience which is well worth experiencing.
This green leaf veg is more fibrous than spinach and is perfect in stir fries Parsnips
Easy and quick to cook, young partridge is so tender.
Pears are a total pleasure in autumn - here's how to turn them into delicious desserts.
Roasted pheasant is said by many to be far more flavoursome than chicken. Check our recipes to find how to cook it perfectly.
Pumpkin is in season in the UK all through autumn and is surprisingly easy and tasty to cook with.
Perfect in coleslaw, red cabbage is wonderful braised with apples, oranges and winter spices.
More fibrous and textured than other cabbages, savoy cabbage is a versatile autumn leaf veg.
Swede is hearty, tasty vegetable that is well worth including in soups and stews.
A wonderful root vegetable with a sweet and slightly peppery taste.
Fresh walnuts are in season early in November.
Take advantage of the duck season to cook with the most succulent duck of the year.
Wild red and fallow deer are available in the UK in October and make for wonderfully warming dishes!
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