Want to know the freshest produce that you can get your hands on this month? We’ve got the top three ingredients in season for September with a few recipe suggestions for supper over the next few weeks!
Celery – Celery is commonly eaten in pinzimonio, where vegetables are dipped in olive oil and garnished with salt and pepper. It is also one of the core ingredients for making a battuto alongside carrots and onions, which serves as a base of many Italian sauces, soups and casseroles with a flavour so deep, some compare it to a meat based sauce. Battuto can be used to make a mighty Bolognese sauce as well as a collection of others with the option to get creative with flavours!
Porcini mushrooms - These mushrooms are great preserved in oil, frozen or even dried. Popular cooking methods include grilling with a sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano, frying or including them in a recipe for a number of sauces with tagliatelle. Feeding Time Blog features a fantastic Bistro Mushrooms on Toast recipe using porcini mushrooms and our Porcini Mushroom Sauce alongside three other recipes using our Sun Ripened Tomato & Mascarpone sauce in her ‘Pasta Hacks with Giovanni Rana’ article.
Onions – The versatile vegetable forms the base of many sauces and is another central ingredient for battuto alongside celery and carrots. For a fresh dish this September be sure to pull together an onion-based Genovese sauce which goes fantastically with penne pasta. To add flavour to your dish, Sauté onions at the start of your cooking next time you take to the stove!