Even though Italians have cooking and eating seasonal produce in their DNA, lately mass distribution and globalization have confused these annually , natural guidelines, making the calendar distinction in our shopping bag a little fuzzy. Available all year round, kohlrabi is at its best from mid-July to mid October, but peaking in August-September. Wild Mushrooms see my post on how to dry mushrooms if you have too many!
Available from the end of July to mid-October, blackberries locally called more [MOH reh] in Italian, are wonderfully juicy, bursting with vitamin C and great eaten raw straight from the hedge! They can be also cooked in coulis and pies.
They go well with mild cheese like mozzarella or ricotta, crispy pancetta, pasta, as topping for pizza… the list goes on. Blackberry Available from the end of July to mid-October, blackberries locally called more [MOH reh] in Italian, are wonderfully juicy, bursting with vitamin C and great eaten raw straight from the hedge!
If you love olives as much as we do, the best place to indulge is at the expansive mix-and-match olive bar at Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market. Available in Italian markets until October. Home , Home and Garden.
Samphire has vibrant green stalks, somewhat similar to baby asparagus, with a distinctively crisp and salty taste. Particularly tender and sweet, young, thin carrots are best purchased with their feathery greens still attached. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your e-mail address will not be published.
Mediterranean vegetables are everywhere in August, berries are still going strong, broccoli is abundant and nectarines come into season.
Bulbs are composed of many individual cloves enclosed in a thin papery white, mauve or purple skin. Pesto and zucchini noodles.
I am already in mouring. Grape sorbet. September might be the best time of the year for fresh fruits and vegetables. Vegetables Artichokes globe Aubergines until mid-October Beetroot Broccoli end of season Butternut squash Carrots end of season Celery Celeriac Courgettes end of season Fennel end of season Kale Leeks Mushrooms wild coming into season Parsnips Peas end of season Peppers end of season Potatoes maincrop Pumpkin Rocket end of season Shallots coming into season Sweetcorn end of season Swedes until mid-Oct Turnips winter crop coming into season Watercress.
Vegetables Asparagus Aubergines in season from late May Carrots in season from late May New potatoes coming into season Peas coming into season Peppers Rhubarb end of season Rocket coming into season Spinach Spring onions Watercress coming into season. The fruit does suffer from a bit of an identity crisis, though. Cauliflower tacos. Roughly the size of a tennis ball, they are covered with a velvety down, and most commonly have a red-flecked yellow skin and golden yellow flesh, except for white peaches, which have a pink-blushed cream skin and pinky white flesh.
Our favourite seasonal June recipes Red berry shortcake Smoked mackerel and spring onion jacket Creamy spinach and haddock fillets Broad bean and pepper salad Pak choi with cannellini beans and garlic Green and red salad stack Fennel and salmon parcels. Spinach The bitter, earthy flavor of spinaci is distinctive and particularly complements dairy products and eggs.