DECEMBER 20: Spiced pumpkin and apple soup for lunch


So what to do with the pumpkins seeds? ⁣

Bake them 20 mins at 180.C with some lemon slices and several pinches of dukkah from @roughwayfarm and a fine drizzle of sesame oil. ⁣

You could leave out the Dukkah until the seeds have cooled, though – it’s going to be toasty treat scattered on top of the heart warming soup.⁣

My thoughts go out to everyone around the world facing tighter Covid-19 lockdowns. Good food is the answer! 😘

photo of field full of pumpkins
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Bruce McMichael

Food writing, discovering food stories, meeting producers, chefs and food enthusiasts are all part of desire to inspire, inform my readers and fellow food lovers. I am a freelance writer, journalist and published author focusing on the international world of food and drink, culture and travel. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Masters in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing. I am now a visiting Professor at the university teaching Food & Drink Writing. Based in London I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur. In 2017 I won an episode of the ITV (the UK-based national television channel) cooking competition show, 'Gordon Ramsay's Culinary Genius'. I took my children on holiday to Sicily with the prize money. As an experienced farmers' market manager and operator of a small marmalade/ preserves company, I am very familiar with the issues surrounding local food, farming, enterprise and the environment.

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