in london, where I live and work now, you can get everything. anytime.
it is – probably- a paradise for sudden pregnancy cravings, because your partner can just get in his car in his PJs at 4am and get you the cheesy coleslaw you were dreaming about. what most people I met don’t consider is that food that doesn’t naturally grow within its original season often lacks in flavour. I mean, we all know the tomatoes that taste of anything but the rich, summery salad your italian friend made you on holiday in 2010.
I was completely fascinated that I could get strawberries and asparagus any time during the year, while asparagus availability in Germany is short and an expensive experience.
But seasons are natural and come with loads and loads of opportunity to learn preservation techniques, try new meat that you haven’t had before – my first pigeon pie will always be a truly wonderful memory- and do things like mushroom walks, strawberry picking or cooking tons and tons of jam for christmas.
In the future this is the page for seasonal recipes with a twist, grandmas best ideas to fill your storage cupboards and loads and loads of vegetables you haven’t tried before –