THE PERFECT AUTUMNAL SQUASH
Squash season has well and truly arrived! A seasonal favourite, they are extremely versatile and offer so many comforting flavours. With a myriad of squash now on offer in a variety of shapes and sizes, we bring you our top choices for this autumn.
Grown by Clive Martin at Bedlams Farm in Cambridgeshire, his father and grandfather started out growing spuds and onions. However, Clive has branched out and now grows asparagus, rhubarb, globe artichokes, and no less than 14 different types of squash.
The onion squash has a deep, rich and slightly creamy flavour and is perfectly paired with walnuts, ricotta and parmesan. With a melt-in-the-mouth texture, the skin also softens when cooked and is delicious to eat. A very versatile squash - add into curries, risottos or squash fritto topped with parmesan cheese.
You can find the onion squash in this week's Best in Season Selection.
The Spaghetti squash is beautifully golden in colour and has flesh that pulls into spaghetti-like strands when cooked - perfect for adding to risottos, soups or as a filling for ravioli pasta dishes. Although mild in taste, it’s the perfect vessel for strong flavours.
An acorn-type winter squash, the Harlequin squash has a satisfyingly sweet, savoury and nutty flavour. With edible flesh that stays nice and tender when cooked, it’s ideal to stuff and roast - perfectly paired with game meat.