A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender flesh. Young lamb is slaughtered between 6 and 8 weeks - it is the palest of all lamb. Spring (also... lam
Spring lamb, also called early or summer lamb, is 3 to 5 months old. It is very tender though doesn't have as much flavour as lamb later in the year since the lambs haven't had as much time... lams lett-ess
Sometimes known as Corn Salad, lamb's lettuce has long spoon-shaped dark leaves and a distinctive, tangy flavour. It is used raw in salads as well as steamed and served as a vegetable. The... or-ee-gar-no
Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more robust flavour with a hint of thyme, and a warm aroma. Oregano goes particularly well with tomatoes,... red-cur-rant
These shiny little berries grow low on bushes, hanging from the branches like rows of miniature gems. Their flavour is a little tart but they're still sweet enough to be eaten raw, so long as... rose-mar-ee
Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game, but it's also suited to fish and bean dishes. Its shrub has light blue or pink flowers and dark... q-min
An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm, flavoursome and slightly bitter spice derives from the seed of the Cumin plant and is traditionally added to...
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint family. Very aromatic, it has small, grey-green leaves, and a sweetly earthy flavour. There are many... peeno-nwar
Pinot is the Don Juan of grape varieties: a really seductive charmer. It's hard to grow, but in the right circumstances produces elegant wines of exceptional quality. Pinot will never be the... peeno-ta-zh
South African speciality Pinotage is South Africa's unique grape, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, created in 1925. For many years it was a workhorse providing quantity but not...