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While things heat up in San Francisco’s Indian Summer, we excitedly welcome everything the the Fall season has to offer. Say goodbye to cotton candy grapes and luscious mangoes, because we are well and truly in pumpkin season! All of your Fall favorites are back, so you can start planning menus that revolve around all this seasonal goodness. Be prepared to see many a Fall recipe on the blog this month!

Vegetable-wise, you can count on squashes of every kind, brussels sprouts, root veggies, hearty greens, and varietal potatoes. For some brilliant ideas on how to use Fall vegetables to their full potential, check out this article from The Kitchn. From roasted root vegetable and ricotta pizza, to pumpkin curry – these recipes will have your mouth watering.

There’s nothing quite like the taste (and smell) of hot, homemade apple crisp! Now is the time to start making apple everything, which includes snacking on some fresh apples by themselves. Fall also brings a variety of pears, that you can use for a whole host of different dishes – including these fifteen from Real Simple. Pear and bacon grilled cheese sandwich? Yes, please!

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August Market Update

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August is a bountiful month for produce! As we begin to wrap up the summer months, we prepare to say goodbye to Bloomsdale spinach, shishito peppers, red pearl onions, morels, artichokes and castle rock potatoes. But fear not, there is so much in store for this month, as the attached report shows.

In summary, August in the Bay Area means Mediterranean month. Heirloom varietals are out in full force – squashes, eggplants, tomatoes – Bellissimo! August produce lends itself to handmade pasta sauces, delicious healthy pizza toppings, bruschetta, and Greek salads. Take the opportunity to use fewer, but fresher, ingredients. Appreciate menu minimalism!

Fruit wise, August is all about melons, stonefruit, figs, and berries. Why not take advantage of  the nutritional powerhouse of figs, by making your own Fig Newtons at home? They help lower high cholesterol, are an excellent source of dietary fiber, and protect against macular degeneration. Of course, you can just eat them fresh, too, for a delicious afternoon snack.

If you’d like to know more about the seasonal recipes we prepare at Catering Central, call us today on (650) 961-3300. Your first step towards planning an event starts here – discussing budgets, numbers, and the vision you have for the event. Let’s work together on creating professional corporate catering in Silicon Valley (94301), and memorable private party catering in San Mateo 94402.