Food in season: July

It’s the month of summer holidays and food inspiration from afar. Whilst travels may be somewhat more local this year, there’s no harm adding some fresh chillies to your marinades, whacking some of the good stuff on the BBQ and pretending you’re sunning yourself somewhere a little more exotic than your garden, balcony or local park (social distance permitting).

Sardines are just coming in too, which could be my all time favourite fish. They bring back memories of being on holiday in Spain, eating them grilled over olive wood with my toes buried in the sand beneath the table. Not this year maybe, but something to look forward to.

Vegetables

Aubergines
Basil
Beetroot
Broad beans
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cavolo nero
Celery
Chervil
Chillies
Courgettes
Courgette flowers
Fennel (bulb)
Garlic
Globe artichokes
Kohlrabi
Lamb’s lettuce
Lettuce
Marrows
New potatoes
Onions
Pak choi
Peas
Peppers
Old potatoes
Radicchio
Radishes
Rocket
Runner beans
Samphire
Spinach
Spring onions
Swiss chard
Watercress

Fish and seafood

Anchovies
Barramundi
Crab
Crayfish
Haddock
Halibut
Herrings
Kippers
Langoustines
Lobster (UK Native)
Mackerel
Monkfish
Octopus
Oysters
Red snapper
Salmon
Sardines
Scallops
Sea bass
Tuna
Winkles

Fruit

Apricots
Bananas
Blackberries
Blackcurrants
Cherries
Figs
Gooseberries
Nectarines
Peaches
Pomegranates
Raspberries
Redcurrants
Strawberries
Tomatoes

Meat and game

Lamb
Pork
Chicken