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.

Lemon

Lemon

le-mon

Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

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,…

Chicory

Chicory

chik-or-ee

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

Purple sprouting broccoli

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. Leafier and…

Beef

Beef

bee-f

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

Celery

Celery

sell-er-ee

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

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