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.

Cabbage

Cabbage

ka-badge

The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

Spring onions

Spring onion

sp-ring un-yun

Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

Parsnip

Parsnip

par-snip

The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

Beetroot

Beetroot

beat-root

A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

Swede

Swede

sw-ee-d

A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

Chicken

Chicken

chik-en

Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potato

sweet po-tate-toe

Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

Leeks

Leek

lee-k

Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

Kale

Kale

kay-el

A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

Celeriac

Celeriac

sell-air-e-ak

The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

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