A guide to seasonal produce | Gourmand and Gourmet

A guide to seasonal produce

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Autumn and winter… You so tasty.

Between March and August, Australia is blessed with an abundance of delicious seasonal produce. We’re here to celebrate the flavours of autumn and winter, so here’s what’s in season, and what to do with it! 

AUTUMN

Autumn is now in full swing, and we’re loving the crunch of the leaves under our feet, and all of those traditional autumn flavours we know and love. Whilst (thankfully) the pumpkin spice trend never really made it to Aus, we do see an abundance of glorious orange tones in the produce.

OUR FAVOURITE FRESH PRODUCE

Apples

Pears

Citrus (mandarins, oranges, kumquats, lemons, limes)

Grapes (red especially!)

Guavas

Papayas

Pumpkin

Sweet potato

Artichokes

Tomatoes

Ginger

BRISBANE’S TASTIEST AUTUMN DISHES

Brisbane Valley quail with sweet corn polenta, hazelnuts and burnt butter from NOTA.

Gnocchi with sage butter and parmesan from Mr Chester Wine Bar.

Passionfruit mousse with mascarpone, shortbread wafer, lime and cacao from Mama Taco.

TRIED AND TESTED AUTUMNAL RECIPES 

Apple Galette with Calvados Sauce

Pumpkin, Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

Roast Ling with Autumn Veg 

Pumpkin Pie (we had to!)

WINTER

Winter is slowly approaching, and you’ve almost certainly started thinking about the cute jumpers you’re gonna wear and the comfy doona you plan to curl up under. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably already craving all the hearty flavours associated with the colder months. 

OUR FAVOURITE FRESH PRODUCE

Grapefruit

Mandarins

Kiwifruit

Rhubarb

Beans

Brussels sprouts

Silverbeet

Parsnip

Cauliflower

Fennel

Kohlrabi

Potatoes

Chilli

Garlic

BRISBANE’S TASTIEST WINTER DISHES

Murray Gold cod, puy lentils, fennel bisque and local turnip from C’est Bon.

Massaman curry, lamb ribs, smoked butter, pickled baby leeks and potato crisps from sAme sAme. 

TRIED AND TESTED WINTER RECIPES

Mushroom and Lentil Stew on Potato and Parsnip Mash

Spinach, Apple, Gorgonzola and Candied Walnut Salad

Fish Pie

Potato and Leek Soup

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

 

What’s your favourite thing to eat this time of year?

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmet who stans a winter cook-up