It’s the time of year we find ourselves reaching for hearty comfort food to keep the coming winter chill at bay.Fall brings with it a host of new colors and flavors to experiment with in the kitchen and no brand gives the feel of rustic autumnal dining quite like Le Creuset. Renowned for their enamelled cast iron serving and cooking products, Le Creuset have not altered how they manufacture their wondrously weighty pieces since 1925, making every new addition to the table top not only classically stylish but steeped in history too.
The Volcanic collection by Le Creuset exudes rich fall charm and no table this season is complete without a steaming meal served from a chunky deep oven dish or casserole dish from the brand. In an intense red fading into vibrant orange, the Volcanic range adds spice to the table and the entire Le Creuset cooking range is available in this seasonal hue for an impeccably coordinated dining look.
Autumnal flavors reintroduce our palettes to the rich food of the winter months meaning it is time to resurface the slow cooker and roasting recipe books to create sumptuous meals for every occasions, from the chicest of dinner parties to everyday dining…
For the most rustic of culinary creations, nothing beats a hearty meal served in your own individual casserole dish. A wonderful dinner party edition, they are ideal for personal pies, stews and bakes served straight from the oven.
Fall cooking would be nothing without the classic roast and high quality roasting trays are perfect for full experimentation with fresh seasonal ingredients which can all be prepared and seasoned together in a single deep tray.
Tagines allow you to mix up autumnal cooking with Moroccan flair. From succulent lamb shank to Moroccan meatballs, infuse North African spices to your autumn cooking for an alternative take on fall dining.
Time & Space Saving Innovations from Joseph Joseph
No matter the occasion, fine dining takes skill and patience to prepare to perfection. In today’s time-poor society gadgets that save minutes and space in the kitchen are essential to ease the stress of cooking, allowing you to fully enjoy the meals you create. British brand Joseph Joseph has been built on optimizing time spent in the kitchen and their innovative gizmos are must-haves for those that want to whip up expertly prepared culinary feats in record time, with half the mess.
A convenient chopping board that transforms with a squeeze into a funnel to direct the chopped pieces straight into pots & pans, the Chop2Pot effortlessly saves you time in the preparation stage.
With built in Elevate technology, all Joseph Joseph utensils are mess free and hygienic as each spoon, spatula and kitchen knife has an added lip to keep food splattered tips away from surfaces.
A knife & chopping surface in one, this innovative gadget allows you to finely chop herbs in style – not to mention ease – and the surface is also ideal for smoothly transferring herbs straight to into pans.
Seasonal Sweet Treats
Whatever the season no meal is ever complete without something sweet to finish. Rich spiced biscuits and intensely flavored cakes are enjoying a wealth of popularity this fall and with numerous flavor combinations and decorating ideas out there you are sure to find the perfect finishing touch for your fall meal.
Warm, spicy delicacies don’t just make for satisfying desserts, they are also wonderful tea and coffee accompaniments and afternoon treats that make well-earned breaks from busy days even more special. From cinnamon & sweet potato spiced bread and vanilla spiced banana cake to gingerbread French toast and maple & brown sugar shortbread, fall sweet treats are impossible to ignore this year.
Seasonal drinks are celebrated year on year but before the eagerly anticipated festive ‘red cups’ arrive comes the season of the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. The world has gone crazy for the sweet and spicy beverages with their release date hotly debated every fall. Spiced drinks however don’t always have to mean pumpkin and the variations of coffees, hot chocolate and even teas with an autumnal theme are branching out further and further.
From healthy versions of the favorites, to delicious fall cocktails, the opportunities are endless for creating seasonal drinks to complement your carefully prepared meals. Next time you have guests why not wow them with homemade toasted marshmallow iced coffees or autumn sangria after dinner?