To cook the best food you need to use the best ingredients, but this needn’t involve huge expense if you buy with the seasons. Local produce is obviously the freshest and most cost effective but even food that has to be imported from elsewhere follows seasons when it is at its best, is more readily available and therefore cheaper.
Asparagus, Avocado pears, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Butter beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chicory, Chives, Courgettes, Leeks, Mint, Mushrooms, New potatoes, Parsley, Peas (beginning in May), Peppers, Purple sprouting broccoli, Radishes, Salads, Spinach, Spring greens, Turnips, Watercress
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Grapes,Pears, Pineapples, Rhubarb
Hare, Rabbit, Lamb
Cockles, Crab, Lobster, Mackerel, Mussels, Oysters, Pollack, Salmon, Sardines, Sea Trout
*(Seasons and availability of produce obviously varies from country to country depending on geographical location. This list is primarily based around location in the UK & western Europe).