The last potatoes should have been harvested by now. Whether boiled or cooked in the oven, roasted or prepared as fries, gratin or gnocchi ... there are many ways to serve them. Alongside milk, potatoes are a very important pillar of agriculture in Luxembourg.

They are harvested between July and October, depending on the variety, but we can eat them all year round because they keep well. There is a simple trick to prevent them from germinating: they should be stored in a dark, cool and dry place. Put an apple with them, which produces ethylene, a gas that keeps the potatoes fresh and firm.

Potatoes and female names

September is pumpkin season: they can be small, large, round, curved, yellow, orange, red and even black; in Luxembourg alone over 30 varieties are cultivated.

Pumpkins also keep well; stored in a cool, dry and dark room they can be kept for up to three months. The most common recipes are of course pumpkin soup or purée. However, the seeds should not be underrated, they are often used to decorate dishes, but they also belong to the so-called superfoods and are very healthy.

In October, the shelves are still full of fresh produce, so check out what else there is to choose from at  www.regionalsaisonal.lu