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

Roast turkey recipes

Roast turkey recipes

Find all the answers to your turkey dilemmas this Christmas in this ultimate collection of roast turkey recipes.

Game recipes

Game recipes

Savour the deep, rich flavours of game birds with our collection, including roast partridge with cider gravy, pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon, and venison and chestnut stew.

 


Fish and shellfish

Mussels

Mussels

British mussels are at their most succulent and plentiful in the chilly autumn and winter 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

Try one of our kale, or curly kale, recipes including a simple kale pesto with pecorino, spaghetti with mackerel, kale and capers or an easy-to-share butternut squash and kale tart.

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 recipes

Celeriac recipes

Celeriac is a root vegetable which tastes similar to celery but with a more wholesome nutty flavour. Seasonal during autumn and winter months, try it in our recipes including remoulade, celeriac soup or in a potato and celeriac gratin.

Squash recipes

Squash recipes

A beautiful autumn and winter ingredient, these squash recipes are satisfying and warming. Try squash in lots of different recipes including soup, risotto, pie, pasta or simply roasted.

 


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

Chestnuts are a versatile storecupboard ingredient that add flavour. They add flavour and crunch to a variety of dishes, both sweet and savoury.

 

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