Globe artichoke

Globe artichoke

glo-eb art-ee-choke

No relation of the tuber-like Jerusalem artichoke, the globe artichoke is considered to be the…

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…

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…

Runner bean

Runner bean

Run-ner beens

Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2,000 years, and are a popular garden…

Swiss chard

Swiss chard

swiss shard

Also known as just plain chard, swiss chard has large, fleshy but tender deep green leaves and…

Beetroot

Beetroot

beat-root

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

Two slices of swede

Swede

sw-ee-d

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

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