February seasonal foods

February's seasonal food includes the last month for succulent game, such as guinea fowl, partridge and pheasant; enjoy kale and purple sprouting broccoli; and say a warm hello to tender rhubarb.

February seasonal foods

Meat

Venison

Venison

Venison has a flavour reminiscent of beef, but is richer and leaner. These handpicked recipes showcase it beautifully.

 

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.

Guinea fowl

Guinea fowl

Don't underestimate this hardy little bird; it secured a place in history a long time ago (the ancient Egyptians were partial, as were the Elizabethans) and it's eaten all over the world.

Pheasant

Pheasant

Try one of these wonderful recipes with this flavoursome bird in a pie, as a roast or make a terrine. 

 


Fish and Shellfish

Scallops

Scallops

The kingly scallop is available all year round, but the cold winter months are the best time to eat these delightful morsels of loveliness.

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.

Oysters

Oysters

Whether you regard them as food of the gods, or spawn of the devil, oysters are a unique culinary experience.

 


Vegetables

Chicory

Chicory

A bitter, pale green, torpedo-shaped leaf that adds distinction to salads, particularly when paired with blue cheese. You can also braise it and serve it with meat: it’s a great partner for pork, goes well with chicken and can be stir-fried.

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.

Purple sprouting broccoli

Purple sprouting broccoli

This humble vegetable is going through a purple patch and rightly so.

Sprouts recipes

Sprouts recipes

Sprouts don't have to be boring. We've got some exciting sprouts recipes with breadcrumbs, bacon and chestnuts to accompany your roast.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Good for so much more than crumble, consider using it in chutney or as an accompaniment to pork, duck or oily fish.

 


Fruit

Orange recipes

Orange recipes

Are your orange consumption habits confined to orange juice and the odd fruit salad? Try these delicious recipes using oranges and make the most of your citrus fruit. Use them to add a sweet sharp edge to savoury dishes or try them in orange cake, carrot cake or decadent chocolate orange desserts.

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.

 

Apples

Apples

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

 

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Daisiemoo

February 17

The partridge & pheasant season ended on 1st feb so not really in season!

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