December seasonal foods

December is the perfect time to enjoy turkey and game. Eat fresh chestnuts while you can, enjoy a wide range of root vegetables, cabbage and pumpkin. Make the most of the fruits of winter: cranberries and pomegranates.

December seasonal foods

Meat and poultry

Ultimate turkey recipe collection

Ultimate turkey recipe collection

Find all the answers to your turkey dilemmas this Christmas in this ultimate collection of turkey recipes, including ideas for making the most of all those wonderful leftovers.

Game recipes

Game recipes

Make the most of British comfort food with these hearty game recipes for venison, pheasant, rabbit, guinea fowl and partridge. 

 


Fish and shellfish

Mussels

Mussels

British mussels are at their most succulent in the chilly months. Let us tempt you with our tasty mussel recipes.

Celebrate oysters

Celebrate oysters

Whether you regard them as food of the gods or spawn of the devil, oysters are a unique culinary experience. After the dry period between May-August, native oysters come into season and festivals honour this highly-regarded mollusc, once dismissed as simple peasant fare.

 


Vegetables

Kale recipes

Kale recipes

Kale goes perfectly with game, soups and hearty stews. Try one of these recipes to make the most of this nutritious vegetable. 

Cabbage recipes

Cabbage recipes

Cabbage doesn't have to be boring. Get some inspiration for how to glamourise this winter favourite with these gorgeous cabbage recipes.

Celeriac

Celeriac

Though it looks like a misshapen swede, it's tastes similar to celery – both belong to the parsley family – and is often known as celery root. Pick a medium-sized celeriac if you can.

Squash and pumpkin

Squash and pumpkin

Warming pumpkin and squash recipes for soups, curries and pies. Make the most of this versatile vegetable.

 


Fruit and nuts

Apples

Apples

Some of the world's finest apples grow in British orchards, and autumn is the time to enjoy them.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates

Sweet, succulent and reminiscent of Christmas, pomegranates don't look like much from the outside, but open this exotic fruit up and you'll find that seeds are truly the jewels in nature's crown.

 

The sweet fruits of winter

The sweet fruits of winter

Cranberries, pomegranates and quinces are magical ingredients and their perfumed scent will fill your kitchen. Try them in one of these wonderful recipes. 

Chestnuts

Chestnuts

These nuts are made for more than a game of conkers – they're a versatile storecupboard ingredients that add flavour and crucnh to a variety of dishes; sweet and savoury.

 

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