September is in full swing, Labor Day is behind us, and the barbecue grills are concealed among deck chairs, fishing rods and other lost relics of summer. The times they are a'changing, and the foods are changing too, with fall's fresh produce making the rounds and enhancing recipes with warm, harvest flavors like cinnamon, apple and sweet potato.
The most exciting thing about fall is that it permits you to indulge in much heartier, earthier ingredients than summer's lighter fare. Think robust duck meat and rich venison, think bounteous mushrooms and pumpkins, think chocolates and pastries and other sweet indulgences. Not to mention, with all the sweltering summer humidity you endured, does anything sound better than snuggling by the fire with a cup of herbal tea, lathering some foie gras over rustic French bread, and opening the oven to the warm, buttery scent of croissants? Ah, Fall, old friend, let's celebrate your finest works of art below...
Cervena Venison Strip Loin Full
Bring the robust, woodsy flavors of venison to your next autumn roast. Best cooked medium-rare, Venison Strip Loin acquires a soft and rosy-pink center with a delicious brown crust, forming a succulent and tender cut that’s also lean and nutritious. Roast it whole or cut into steaks for grilling or searing, then serve with a fruity topping such as raspberry sauce or juniper berries alongside fall vegetables like butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
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Duck Rillettes with 20% Foie Gras Pate
Duck is another frontrunner meat for the fall season, and when you really want to treat yourself to something special, you can't go wrong with foie gras. So why not have them both at once? Duck Rillettes is a creation of acclaimed Canadian chef Martin Picard, made by simmering shredded nuggets of duck meat and specially-selected foie gras in duck fat and spices for a smooth-textured delicacy sure to become your next guilty pleasure. Dollop it on mini-toasts and top with balsamic spread for an mini-adventure in extravagance.
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Cinnamon Roll, Apple Pocket, Pain Au Chocolat Mini Danish
Fall's cool weather is the perfect excuse to turn up the heat, and that means oven-baking sweet delicious pastries that warm your heart as well as your kitchen! Along with traditional French-style croissants, we at Gourmet Food Store provide a scrumptious trio of treats you can easily bake in the oven whenever the craving strikes you. Sweet-and-spicy Cinnamon Rolls, fruity latticed Apple Pockets, and chocolate-filled Pains au Chocolat...each is gloriously golden, flaky and buttery, and designed to be devoured by the dozen!
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Fall is a great time of year for cheese, and as the weather starts to cool you'll want to warm up with delicious Alpine melting cheeses like Swiss Emmental. The perfect ingredient for fondue or raclette, and an irresistibly soft topping for canapes, Emmental is a simple yet gratifying gift from the cheese gods on top of the mountains.
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Pumpkin with Walnuts Jam
It wouldn't be Fall without pumpkins or nuts. Thank Prisca Seduction, then, for their tasty Pumpkin with Walnuts Jam. With its soft texture and heavenly sweet taste, it's an ideal spread for savory and sweet dishes alike, whether it be foie gras, croissants, smoked meats or cheeses. Whichever you choose, spread it copiously and reward your tastebuds with a touch of autumnal bliss.
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Fresh Black Burgundy Truffles from Italy
Summer Black Truffle season is coming to an end, but you can still get your truffle fix with Autumn Truffles (also known as Burgundy Truffles), which become available in late September and continue through January, with another short season in March and April. Shave these brown little gems of the earth over pastas and other dishes to enjoy their delicate profile punctuated with hints of hazelnut.
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Tea Forte Skin Smart Swiss Apple Herbal Tea
As the air begins to chill, the leaves turn to red, and the sweaters and socks are unleashed from your wardrobe, don't forget to reward yourself with a warm, soothing cup of tea. Fall really is the best time for a relaxing sipping session, and you can't go wrong with Tea Forte, artisan masters of gourmet tea. Skin Smart Swiss Apple Loose Leaf Tea is an herbal blend of natural ingredients, stirring the senses and imparting health-giving nutrients to the skin. The light, refreshing base of South African rooibos has been carefully layered in orange peels and crisp apple pieces, with floral notes of rose hip and marigold, and deep, sumptuous waves of dark alpine chocolate. Something to enjoy beside the fireplace alongside your favorite read!
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