Menu

Make the most of rustic root veg, like swede and turnip, in warming stews and casseroles followed by a steaming bowl of forced rhubarb crumble.

Pear

pair

Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a sma

Turnip

tern-ip

Turnips are creamy-white with a lovely purple, red or greenish upper part where the taproot has b

Mussels

mus-sels

Once regarded as the poor relation of the shellfish family because of their small size and relati

Pomegranate

pom-ee-gran-at

Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in Iran.

Chicory

chik-or-ee

Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for it

Purple sprouting broccoli

pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way.

Celery

sell-er-ee

A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in colour

Chestnut

chest-nut

'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly sums

Lamb

laam

A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender fl

Salsify

sal-suhf-eye

A root vegetable belonging to the dandelion family, salsify is also known as the oyster plant bec

Pages

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.