The August experience in itself can be heart-warming and soul-enhancing. Embracing all of what this final Winter month has to offer, consider traditional hearty recipes; alternatively, warm up with spicy foods and discover new dishes along the way.
While we moan and groan about having to rug up during Winter, once it has passed we tend to wish we had enjoyed the cold that little bit more. Whether you cook the classics or give new gastronomy
What's in Season for August
When you're feeling that evening chill, there's nothing like spicy cuisine and Indian food to warm you right up. Consider the possibilities of hosting a Bollywood theme party, as a creative, colourful and delicious way to celebrate the final month of Winter.
While the spicy food will certainly light your fire, you may wish to pull out some popular Indian dance moves as well – it'll keep you warm and illicit smiles if not seduction. Show off some hot moves in the kitchen, perhaps serving up Goan pork belly curry, or classic butter chicken, along with steamed rice and papadums.
August is your last chance to revel in the delights of wintry dishes, so take the time to stock your pantry with the seasonal fruits and vegetables and cook your way around the world. Enjoy your soul food with a top drop of choice and drink, dance and be merry.
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Fruit in Season
Apples - Fuji, Lady Williams and Sundowner; Avocados - Fuerte, Hass and Sharwill; Cumquats, Custard Apple, Grapefruit - yellow and pink; Lemons, Limes, Mandarins – Ellendale, Imperial and Murcot; Nashi, Olives, Oranges - blood and navel; Paw Paw, Pineapple - smooth leaf; Pomelo, Rhubarb and Tangelo.
Vegetables in Season
Asian Greens - bok choy, choy sum, gai lan and wonga bok; Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, Parsnip, Potato, Pumpkin, Shallots, Silverbeet, Spinach, Swede, Sweet Potato, Squash and Truffles, Turnips and Witlof.