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.

Chestnut

Chestnut

chest-nut

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

Lamb

Lamb

laam

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

Salsify

Salsify

sal-suhf-eye

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

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

Cod

Cod

kod

A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

Onion

Onion

un-yun

Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

roo-barb

Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

Goose

Goose

goo-ss

A traditional alternative to a Christmas turkey, goose is packed with flavour, with rich,…

Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke

jer-oo-sa-lem ar-tee-choke

This vegetable is not truly an artichoke but a variety of sunflower with a lumpy, brown-skinned…

Venison

Venison

ven-ee-sun

The term venison was originally used to describe the meat of any furred game, but in Britain it…

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