Spring is a time for sowing rather than harvesting, but some ingredients reach their peak just now. Beautiful morel mushrooms and forced rhubarb vie with imported new potatoes and Spanish strawberries. A challenge to eat locally, but not impossible! Fruit and Vegetables Chicory, carrots, rhubarb, jerusalem artichokes, fennel, potatoes from…
This might not seem the natural time of year to eat salad, but I’ve been experimenting, largely inspired by Ottolenghi and Niger Slater to use vegetables such as beetroot, carrots and fennel. Both hot and cold salads are delicious as they are you end up craving for a little something extra.
What’s special about your favourite restaurant? The food and service are very important of course, but if you’re lucky it is also that special welcome you get if you’re a regular diner. Perhaps it’s not so easy in a big city, but just 15 minutes away from the centre, you can find just such a welcome.
What’s in season in January? It a time of year when we need those jaded palates revived – not too easy at the moment!
I’m thinking hearty soups and slow cooked stews, lovely fresh fish with delicate sauces … Do seek out some seasonal produce whether you’re cooking or eating out!
What’s in season in November? Tips for those who love to cook and eat out in Scotland.
Looking for seasonal food? Our guide to what’s in season in October
Sauce can make a dish, or destroy it by masking the flavours of excellent ingredients. This article asks that chefs show a little respect for their ingredients.
Have you every considered butchering a pig yourself? Edinburghfoody found out how it’s done.
A day out at a food festival discovering new producers, rediscovering old friends, trying new flavours and enjoying the sun.
To inspire you when out shopping this weekend, consider what’s in season!