October 2, 2010
Oh Autumn. How I've missed you!
Yes, I love the fresh produce of summer: cherries, tomatoes, basil, peaches, apricots, zucchini, nectarines, melons, all best served with a minimum of fuss. And I love the simplicity of summer "cooking."
But I have to admit that by the time August 15th rolls around I can hardly face another salad. I long to get the Le Creuset out of storage and do some serious cooking!
Then comes autumn! Give me braises. A bubbling pot of minestrone. Tarte Tatin and poached pears. Homemade sausage, pepper and onion pizza. Pumpkin, Brussels sprouts and Savoy cabbage. Long simmered lamb curries. Confit de Canard and Cassoulet.
I plan on savoring every moment. And every bite.