In Season – April

April April

This is only a guide to seasonal fruit and vegetables. Of course, many are available all the time because of imports, and some are now grown for most of the year and they are included on these lists. Supporting local farmers and producers is by far the best way of eating good food, and helping local agriculture or fishermen; but the best person to ask what is in season is your greengrocer, fishmonger or butcher.

VEGETABLES

Aubergines
Asparagus(very early)
Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli
Cabbages
Carrots
Cauliflowers
Celery
Cucumbers
Leeks
Mushrooms
Onions
Parsnips
Peppers
Potatoes (late Jersey's early others)
Radishes
Rosemary
Sea Kale
Spinach
Spring Onions
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Wild Garlic
Wild Rocket

FRUITS

Apples
Bananas
Elderflowers
Grapefruits
Grapes
Lemons
Mangoes
Melons
Pears
Pineapples
Rhubarb

MEAT

Spring Lamb
Wood Pigeon

FISH

Clams
Hake
John Dory
Lobster
Mackerel
Mullet (red)
Oyster (rock)
Prawn (cold-water)
Salmon (Atlantic)
Sardine
Trout (brown and sea)
Turbot
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About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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