Food in season: May

We’re officially onto warmer weather, and I have one main exclamation for you: Asparagus. It started last month, but now you should be able to find it readily. In Germany they go mad for it, with restaurants offering separate Spargelkarten (Asparagus Menus) full of soups and salads, steamed or grilled, with brown butter, hollandaise and more besides. My favourite is green over white as it has more flavour, and besides, being from the UK it’s what I grew up with. Take advantage of the season and try both, try it all!

Vegetables

Asparagus
Aubergine
Broad beans
Cabbage
Carrot
Chervil
Globe artichoke
Lamb’s lettuce
Lettuce
New potatoes
Onions
Pak choi
Peas
Pepper
Potato
Radicchio
Radish
Spinach
Spring greens
Spring onions
Watercress

Fish and seafood

Anchovies
Barramundi
Brill
Crab
Crayfish
Dover sole
Halibut
Kipper
Langoustines
Mackerel
Monkfish
Octopus
Oysters
Red snapper
Salmon
Scallop
Sea bass
Tuna
Turbot

Fruit

Apricot
Banana
Blackcurrants
Gooseberry
Grapefruit
Nectarine
Pomegranate
Rhubarb
Strawberry
Tomato

Meat and game

Pork
Spring lamb
Chicken