Autumn In New York

Autumn In New York

I could easily set the calendar by what I want for dinner.

If you live in the northern hemisphere, especially in the northeast where the frost often arrives first, some fruits and vegetables are at their best in September and early October. That said, sometimes the early fall brings heavy rains which can take a toll on our farmers. All the more that given the choice, please try to buy your produce at Greenmarkets and farmer's markets because they really need the income.

The fall is the time to enjoy the best apples, carrots, grapes, beets, potatoes, radishes, greens (spinach, Swiss chard, mustard greens, kale), cauliflower, onions, and a repeat of the lettuces and salad greens we enjoyed in early summer, before all that wilting heat.  The fall is also a time of delicious transition when we can cook with the widest variety of local, in-season ingredients, some of which are best eaten more cooked than raw, including in the first braises we'll cook since the spring.

Here are some of my favorite fall foods that I'm looking forward to either cooking again or trying for the first time:






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