Dates

Date

da-ate

Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

Apples

Apple

ap-pel

Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

Quince

Quince

kwin-s

The two different shapes - apple and pear in which quinces grow are an obvious clue to the…

Pear

Pear

pair

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

Turnips

Turnip

tern-ip

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

Mussels

Mussels

mus-sels

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

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

pom-ee-gran-at

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

Oyster

Oyster

oy-ster

Up there with caviar, foie gras and champagne as one of the world's ultimate luxury foods,…

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

pump-kin

Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…

Beef

Beef

bee-f

The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

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