Food in season: November

November is the month of my Mum’s birthday. This has always given us an good excuse for particularly excellent food, and with my parents’ wine shop usually giving its annual winter wine tasting, it’s also a pretty good opportunity for some lovely wine. Unfortunately the wine tasting won’t be happening this year due to COVID, but I will still be raising a glass nonetheless.

As we begin our descent into winter the ingredients available start to fluctuate a little less than during the heady months of summer, but there are still delights to be had. November marks the beginnings of citrus fruit with clementines (can anyone smell Christmas?) and with a couple of months since the beginning of the shooting season, game is in its prime. Perfect for settling in with a glass of red.

Vegetables

Beetroot
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Celeriac
Celery
Chilli
Jerusalem artichoke
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lamb’s lettuce
Leek
Lettuce
Onions
Pak choi
Parsnip
Peas
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Runner bean
Salsify
Spring onions
Swede
Sweet potato
Swiss chard
Turnip
Winter squash

Fish and seafood

Anchovies
Barramundi
Brill
Clams
Cockles
Coley
Crab
Crayfish
Dover sole
Haddock
Herrings
Langoustines
Mussels
Octopus
Oysters
Pollock
Razor clams
Sardines
Sea bass
Turbot
Whiting

Fruit

Apple
Banana
Bramley apple
Clementine
Cranberry
Date
Pear
Pomegranate
Quince

Meat and game

Duck
Goose
Grouse
Guinea fowl
Lamb
Pheasant
Pork
Chicken