As autumn swings around, so does a new set of ingredients for the pantry, with a whole new bounty of seasonal flavours to choose from. Think rich autumnal game and forest flavours, like duck, truffles, venison and so much more.
Rene Redzepi's groundbreaking Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, celebrates the arrival of the new season with a 'Game and Forest' menu from 23 September. With that in mind, we've rounded up all the easy game and forest-inspired dishes that you could try celebrating with at home while you wait (no reindeer tongue included).
Forest mushroom risotto
Packing an earthy umami punch, this creamy risotto is full of chanterelles, ceps, bay boletes and other forest mushrooms.
Australian/Italian chef Joe Vargetto shares his iconic rabbit ragù recipe inspired by his Sicilian heritage, and served at his Mister Bianco restaurant in Melbourne. Serve the ragù with cavatelli pasta for the full sensory experience.
Delicate quail is a great introduction to game. Find out how best to cook it in the hands of Michelin-starred chefs, with recipes like Daniel Boulud's pan-fried quail with grapes and Armagnac, and Gordon Ramsay's spatchcock quail.
Watch how game is done by Michelin-starred chefs, with the likes of Michel Roux Jr cooking up an autumnal dish of venison with pumpkin and wild mushrooms, and Daniel Boulud sharing two classic French quail recipes: one with Armagnac and grapes; and the other roasted and stuffed with forcemeat and figs.
Now a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Noma has changed, but not necessarily on the plate. According to Kenneth Foong, it's all about the way the team works, which is closer to a tech company than a traditional restaurant. Read our exclusive interview with Noma's head chef.
From Jean-Georges Vongerichten's simple shrimp salad, and Gordon Ramsay's spicy steak salad, to Thomas Keller's classic caesar and Enrico Crippa's complex 41-ingredient dish, find out how to make six different salads with top Michelin-star chefs.
Ground beef recipes are given star treatment in the hands of Michelin starred chefs like April Bloomfield, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, as they put their spin on classic comfort food dishes, from burgers to chilli beef lettuce wraps.
If you're devoting more time to the kitchen these days, long and slow cooking is where it's at! Marinading, braising and casseroling: find out how in the hands of Daniel Humm, Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and many more.