So the final seasonal produce list for 2011. The chefs on the social networks have been busy with menus on the run up to Christmas, so it’s always worth following the blog on either Twitter or Facebook as I try to spread the food porn message.
So here it is seasonal produce for December, with the PDF at the bottom of the page.
Jerusalem Artichoke, Beetroot, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage ( Red, Savoy,Black), Celeriac, Celery, Chicory, Cime de rapa (Italian bitter leaf brasica), Crosnes (Japanese artichoke), Kale, Leeks, Lettuce (Artic King) Claytonia, Radicchio (red leaf), Winter destiny, Onions (white), Parsnips, Potatoes early ( maincrop purple, ratte, desiree), Pumpkins, Salsify, Swede, Turnips.
Apples (English Braeburns, English Cox, English Russet, English Conference), Bananas (baby), Clementine’s (Italian Leafy, Socculente), Cranberries, Dates (Californian, Medjool), Pink Grapefruit, Muscat grapes, Lemon (Spanish), Lychee (Mauritian), Mangoes (Air freight), Melon (Charentais), Oranges (Spanish), Pear (Italian Baby, conference, Paris Select, Passé Crassane, The Dog Pears), Persimmons (Sharon Fruit Spanish ), Pineapples (Victoria), Pomegranates (Iranian), Prunes D’Agen, Puntarella, Quince (Turkish), Rhubarb forced, Satsuma’s, Tangerine, Yuzu (Yellow & Green)
Ptarmigan (Finishes 10th Dec), Deer (Red Stags, Red hinds, Fallow Bucks, Fallow does, Roe Bucks, Roe Does), Duck, Goose (Wild, farmed), Grouse (Finishes 10 Dec), Hares, Mallard, Partridge (English Grey Leg), Pheasant, Pigeon (Wood English), Rabbit, Snipe, Teal, Venison, Woodcock.
Anchovy, Bream, Brill, Cod, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Sardine, Seabass, Skate, Sole (Dover), Turbot, Thornback Ray, Whiting, Crab (brown, hen), Crayfish (freshwater), Langoustine, King Crab, Mussels, Oysters, Sea Urchin.
Fungi & Foraging
Winter chanterelle, Pied de mouton, Trompette de mort, Black & White truffles, Cep (South Africa), Puffball (end of season), Giroelle, Sweet chestnuts, Alpine dock (Alpine Rhubarb), Alpine strawberry leaves, Hazel, Honey fungus, Wood blewit.