September is an excellent month for fresh produce as there are still late summer soft fruits and early autumn apples and pears. Mushrooms are also suitably autumnal and a good transition away from the lighter greenery of the summer months.
The savoury delights of roast pork or slow roast pork belly are complimented perfectly by the tangy sweetness of home-made bramley apple sauce, or try roasting some slices of a sharp Cox along with your pork. Try a medium bodied red such as Maxime Graillot’s Crozes-Hermitage 'Equinoxe' which has suitably briary, hedgerow flavours.
It is hard to choose a favourite apple pudding but a simple apple tart served with crême fraiche is easy to prepare in advance and not too filling after a meal. A small chilled glass of Pineau des Charentes is a delicious autumnal accompaniment.
By: Pippa Goldfinger