Current time of the year is rather not optimistic. Gray and melancholy outside the window does not necessarily mean monotony on the plate. On the contrary! Autumn is harvest time, abundant with a lot of different products, which we can enrich our kitchen in an ingenious way.
Instead of sitting idle at home, celebrating autumn depression, it is worth visiting the nearby market and see how we can effectively spice up our daily menu. Especially that the majority of seasonally available products in each kitchen guarantee a breath of fresh air and optimism, which is usually difficult in autumn.
Pumpkins, chanterelles, plums …
Autumn is the time of numerous harvests in fields, orchards and forests. Fruits and vegetables such as pears, apples, plums and pumpkins guarantee that at this time of the year it’s hard to complain about culinary boredom. Do not forget about mushrooms, for which the season is just in the best.
Marek Bik, chef of the Krakow restaurant “Da Pietro”, for twenty years serving Italian dishes, suggests several ideas for the ingenious use of autumn treasures. For the seekers of new, interesting culinary experiences, the current season is a great time. All you need is a bit of will and creativity to easily spice up well-known dishes. In this way, for example, we can enrich the popular pumpkin cream with the presence of a cock, which will give it a completely new, surprising character. With the addition of these mushrooms, the tagliatelle pasta tastes great, while the pumpkin can be used, for example, as an ingenious filling in ravioli. When it comes to fruits, let’s remember first of all about plums, which are perfect for all kinds of cakes, such as Italian frangipane.
It is worth trying to try new culinary ideas, especially now, when stalls are simply bent under the weight of mushrooms and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Marek Bik, the chef of the restaurant “Da Pietro”, presents recipes that will certainly effectively remedy autumn chandra.