Food in season: February

Welcome to the second installation of Food in season… where month by month I give you a run down of the food that’s well, in season. February always seems like a pretty uninspiring month. It’s grey, it’s still cold and it’s not showing signs of getting much better. The endless drizzle, the non-stop gloom. But then notice how the first purple sprouting broccoli is coming into season, and how, little by little, the days are beginning to get longer. They’re small things, but maybe it’s not so bad after all.

Vegetables

Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chicory
Jerusalem artichoke
Kale
Leek
Onions
Pak choi
Parsnip
Pepper
Purple sprouting broccoli
Radicchio
Swede
Sweet potato
Turnip
Winter squash

Fish and seafood

Anchovies
Barramundi
Brill
Cockles
Cod
Coley
Crayfish
Haddock
Langoustines
Mussels
Octopus
Oysters
Pollock
Razor clams
Red snapper
Sea bass
Whiting

Fruit

Apple
Banana
Bramley apple
Clementine
Grapefruit
Lemon
Orange
Pomegranate
Rhubarb

Meat and game

Lamb
Pork
Chicken
Mutton