Flavours of Europe
Let’s blow away the January cobwebs with a whirlwind tour of produce from Europe.
We’ll start with Italy – we’ve teamed up with an importer who is buying direct from growers. The benefit of this is in the taste. Great care and attention is taken with the fennel and rocket and the Sicilian leafy unwaxed lemons have lots of juice and flavour, even the leaves have oil and flavour to extract – a real winner at £2.57 x 1 kilo.
Now onto Spain – Escrig Gourmet must be the best orange grower bar none from Valencia. We have the cream of Blood Oranges at £2.17 x 1 kilo flavour and colour is amazing.
Over the border and into France and we start with the delicious Patte de Loupe apples – these are what French chefs would use to cook with. You can even eat them raw, you certainly won’t need to add sugar – flavour and colour blow the Bramley away. The Jerusalem artichoke is a star buy, it is fantastic quality and at only £5.85 x 5 kilo tray. Comice at 41p each or juice heaven with the Passe Crassanne at 52p each.
Back home now and England is showing the best Purple Sprouting Broccoli I have ever seen, £13.33 x 4.5 kilos. In Yorkshire, there is Tomlinson’s forced rhubarb which is now at its best and £20.00 x 6.3 kilos. More from Yorkshire with the micro button mushroom a great product you just cannot get from anywhere else, stunning £2.50 x 250g.
Further up north to Scotland there are Anya Potatoes , these have a lovely nutty flavour and look great on the plate. Amazing value at £10.30 x 10 kilos.
All fantastic products picked specially for you.