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57 Recipes That Prove It's The Best Time Of Year To Cook

Bon Appétit Logo By Claire Saffitz of Bon Appétit | Slide 1 of 58: There’s a common misperception that springtime, with its variety of tender green shoots, stalks, and pods, is the cook’s season. In fact, there’s no more delicious time to cook than in the weeks-long window between summer and fall. When I go to the farmers’ market here in NYC just after Labor Day, my eyes widen and my jaw slackens. It’s an embarrassment of riches: long tables spilling over with fist-size peaches and plums, fragrant melons, gleaming eggplants and tomatoes, and every type of apple and squash. This is when I—and many other BA staffers—get the most excited to fill up my bags with produce, haul it all back to my kitchen, and start cooking. Here are 57 recipes to get you started on your end-of-summer cooking.

There’s a common misperception that springtime, with its variety of tender green shoots, stalks, and pods, is the cook’s season. In fact, there’s no more delicious time to cook than in the weeks-long window between summer and fall. When I go to the farmers’ market here in NYC just after Labor Day, my eyes widen and my jaw slackens. It’s an embarrassment of riches: long tables spilling over with fist-size peaches and plums, fragrant melons, gleaming eggplants and tomatoes, and every type of apple and squash. This is when I—and many other BA staffers—get the most excited to fill up my bags with produce, haul it all back to my kitchen, and start cooking. Here are 57 recipes to get you started on your end-of-summer cooking.

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