• 1 Ingredient of the week: pears
    November is the time for that Autumnal favourite fruit, the pear. They have been cultivated by many peoples, including the Chinese some 3,000 years ago. Also fans were the Romans...

  • 2 Deep purple wonders
    The damson is a variety of plum known as the ‘plum of Damascus’ and was originally cultivated in this area. The Romans brought these delicious, tart fruits to England –...

  • 3 Ingredient of the week: Rhubarb
    Rhubarb has never been so popular. It's on every restaurant menu – often in classic form as a crumble, but at times used as an unusual accompaniment to oily fish...

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