Updated: Apr 26, 2021
The trees are almost bare and the bobble hats are out. The seasons have once again shifted and you know what that means- time for a Greedy Pig Food seasonality and sustainability update! Gone are the days of rhubarb and aubergines, it is now time for the leek and pear and we are READY! Saddle up piglets, we’ve got ourselves a stonker of a season.
What is in season November- December?
Artichoke/ Jerusalem Artichoke
Girolles (type of mushroom)
Kohlrabi (AKA German Turnip, a wild sort of cabbage)
Potatoes, the humble hero
Salsify- a root veg in the dandelion family. Looks like a skinny parsnip with white flesh
Truffles, black and white (if you can afford it!)
Quince (cheese, cheese, cheese)
Nuts and herbs
Cob Nuts (a ‘cultivated’ hazelnut)
Poultry & Game
Here at GPF, we are all about sustainable eating. Whether you are vegan or carnivorous, we can all be striving to buy our produce from local, sustainable sources. If you are buying meat this season look for the little red tractor on the packaging to ensure it is British Farm assured, meaning it is ‘traceable, safe and farmed with care because [their] inspectors check every step of the food journey from farm to pack.’
Fish and Crustaceans
The same goes for fish eaters, make sure the fish and crustaceans you are buying have the sustainability fish logo on it, from the Marine Stewardship Council. There may be plenty of fish in your sea of romantic candidates but we have to be fair in sharing our fishes of the oceans!
Coley (also known as Podleys)
Dab (not the dance move)
Oysters (get the champagne out whilst you are at it)
Mob Kitchen’s 10 Winter Warmer recipes- some delicious soul-fillers in here, including a chickpea stew with nduja and manchego toast?! Count me in. https://www.mobkitchen.co.uk/recipes/collections/mobs-top-10-winter-warmer-recipes
Olive Magazine’s Spiced Pumpkin Cake- Maple syrup cream cheese icing- need I say more? https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/baking-and-desserts/pumpkin-cake/
Nigel Slater’s Chard, Grapes and Walnuts- Grapes are such a delicious addition to any warm salad, and from the king of seasonality himself, this recipe certainly is grape. https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jan/28/nigel-slater-chard-grapes-and-walnuts-recipe-midweek-dinner
BBC Good Food's Chocolate & Pear Pudding- Can you beat a chocolate & pear combo?!
Delicious Magazine’s Leek and Mushroom Filo Pie- With a big old, oozy, goozey soft egg in the middle- delish! Delicious always have a month-specific section on their website with seasonal recipes! Go check it out.