Shopping and Cooking with the Seasons - Summer

Shopping and Cooking with the Seasons - Summer Celebrate Summer with the huge selection of fresh ingredients available for cooking.

Choosing in-season ingredients means you are choosing fruit and vegetables that are packed with flavour, ripeness, sweetness, are widely available and affordable. It’s a win-win!

Below is a list of the very best produce to be adding to your weekly shopping list. I believe that shopping with the seasons is at the heart of great cooking, a belief that goes back to the mid 1990's when I began looking into seasonal produce. This work led to the release of The Seasonal Produce Diary in 1995 and shopping with and cooking with the seasons has been central to my cooking ever since. There is more on this book and period on my bio page.

Share this with food lovers you know and they too will know what produce to look for in Summer. 

Download a copy of my Summer Seasonal Produce List here. 

 SUMMER – TIME TO BUY 

  • APRICOTS 
  • BLUEBERRIES 
  • CANTALOUPE (ROCKMELON) 
  • CHERRIES 
  • CUMQUATS 
  • CURRANTS 
  • HONEYDEW MELON 
  • LIMES 
  • MANGOES 
  • NECTARINES 
  • ORANGES 
  • PASSIONFRUIT 
  • PEACHES 
  • PINEAPPLE 
  • PLUMS 
  • RASPBERRIES 
  • STRAWBERRIES 
  • WATERMELON 

 

  •  ASIAN GREENS 
  • ASPARAGUS 
  • AVOCADOS 
  • BASIL 
  • CAPSICUMS (BELL PEPPERS) 
  • CELERY 
  • CORIANDER (CILANTRO) 
  • CUCUMBERS 
  • EGGPLANTS (AUBERGINES) 
  • GREEN BEANS 
  • LETTUCE 
  • MINT 
  • PARSLEY 
  • PEAS 
  • PUMPKIN 
  • RADISHES 
  • SWEET CORN 
  • TOMATOES 
  • ZUCCHINI
    ‘Great cooking begins with seasonal produce’. Allan Campion 

     

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