Seasonal ingredients

  • 1 It's crunch time for cooking with apples
    The apple may well be an everyday British fruit but that's not to say that they don't make for the perfect ingredient for delicious recipes and along them comes a...

  • 2 Brilliantly British: Berries, bangers and beef
    With all the patriotic buzz surrounding this year's Olympics and Diamond Jubilee, there has been no better time to celebrate British food. The annual national celebration, British Food Fortnight, has...

  • 3 British asparagus and pea risotto
    Ingredients (Serves 2) 600ml chicken or vegetable stock 25g butter 4 spring onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped ½ green chilli, de-seeded and chopped finely 150g Riso...

  • 4 Jersey Royals with pancetta and asparagus
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g Jersey Royals 100g pancetta 200g asparagus 40g butter 1 tbsp olive oil Method Wash and rub the Jersey Royals Cut the pancetta into strips 2cm pieces...

  • 5 Ingredient of the week: Swiss chard
    Our resident foodie spotted the freshest chard imaginable on his recent trip to Bergerac; thick ivory stems leading to large leafy green tips were sat on trestles at the farmer’s...