Here’s my column for the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food section this week, with some additions. Happy shopping and chopping!
In now: Unwrap an instant childhood flashback by peeling a baggy-skinned, sweet and juicy, imperial mandarin.
At their best: Autumn sweetcorn is delicious roasted or barbecued. Buy cobs in their husks where possible.
Best buy: All the pumpkins are bargains, but the cheapest are the japs and jarrahdales. Both are more watery than a butternut so give them a bit of extra room in the roasting tin so they’ll caramelise and not stew.
In the vegie patch: Sow a row of spring onions every few weeks for an ongoing supply. They are delicious chopped and stir-fried with zucchini chunks. Top with roughly chopped roasted hazelnuts.
- are you going to try to pickle your own olives this year? Now’s the time.
- celebrate the local season of pomegranates
- forget the green grapes, red seedless are still good
- the last of the autumn raspberries are delicious, but they’re pricey