Consider this the first post of many to come that focusses on seasonal food.
Most of us are sick to death of hearing why we should eat food at its peak season. But how about a reminder? When we eat with the seasons, we reduce the energy it takes to grow and transport food, we avoid paying extra for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way, we support local farmers, and most importantly…
we eat seasonal food because it tastes better!
Ok, fine, we all agree it’s good to eat by the seasons. But how can we tell WHAT’S in season? Especially when the grocery store stocks everything under the sun from spinach to star fruit?
To help us in our quest for seasonal delights, Wise Bread has a great list of seasonal fruits and vegetables by the month.
UK-dwellers can find a UK-specific list at eattheseasons.co.uk.
It’s August, and here in London we’re enjoying our fill of blackberries, aubergines, peppers, courgettes, and all kinds of stone fruit like greengages and peaches! Coming up, I’ll be giving some of these fruits and veggies some special attention, with info and recipes and all kind of stuff to make you drool. Stay tuned!