It’s the season for pumpkins and what a fabulous vegetable they are to cook with. They’re versatile, going in sweet and savoury dishes in a pinch, and work well with the spices we crave at the time of year – ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. I think the mild sweetness brings out those flavours.
Pay attention to what kind you buy. Avoid large, Hallowe’en-style pumpkins for carving, as they’ll be watery and flavourless. The smaller varieties – bluey-green-skinned ironbarks, Italian… Perfect pumpkin recipes to make before Hallowe’en