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Surviving the ‘Hungry Gap’: Winter Veg Recipe Ideas for the UK Food Shortage

Remember how hard it was to find flour during COVID? Well now it's tomatoes we're searching for! Peppers, cucumbers and salads are all also currently in short supply in the UK. This seems mainly due to unseasonably cold weather in countries that usually supply these shores with such veggies, like

August Eat the Seasons: Peppers

Sweet bell peppers, yellow, red or green, are one of summer's greatest vegetables. Let's celebrate one of the capsicum family's superstars, wonderful in so many dishes and at their best in the hottest part of the year. We've got a little food history, some top cooking and pairing tips, super

Recipe: Pici all'aglione

Let's take a look at an absolute Tuscan classic! What are Pici? A long hand-rolled pasta that are a little like really thick spaghetti. It doesn't sound very appetising but when I explain what pici are to our guests, an easy description is 'worm-like'! They are typically an eggless pasta,

March Eat the Seasons: Wild Garlic

Wonderful wild garlic was the subject of March's seasonal celebration; make sure you check out our video recipe at the bottom of the piece! Glossy green carpets of wild garlic can be found all around the UK (and Europe) at this time of year. You’ll smell it before you

February Eat the Seasons: Rhubarb

This February we celebrated Rhubarb - and we've collaborated with chef and friend of CED Fabrizio Ricotta [] who's written a recipe for a beautiful rhubarb and custard tart for us. Here at Cook Eat Discover we have one foot in the UK and one in

Supermarket Wine of the Week: Lidl Barolo 2016, £11.99

Buying a nice bottle of Barolo can break the bank, but we think we've found a delicious wine at an absolute snip - just a little over a tenner at Lidl! The King of Wines First off, let's talk Barolo basics. Sometimes nicknamed 'the King of Wines', it's made from

January Eat the Seasons: Leeks

Mid winter can be a bit of a lean period for seasonal veg, but the noble leek is harvested throughout the colder months, and you can make all sorts of delicious things with it. All hail the leek! Check out our video recipe at the bottom of the page for
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