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Broad beans

Broad beans

We love broad beans simply boiled, buttered and served with the Sunday roast. But they're much more versatile than that and seem to have a particular affinity for dishes using pork-based meats such as bacon, pancetta and chorizo.


artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, new potatoes, onions, pak choi, peas, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild nettles

apricots [i], bilberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, greengages, kiwi fruit [i], loganberries, melons [i], nectarines [i], peaches [i], raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries

basil, chives, coriander, oregano, mint, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon, thyme

beef, lamb, rabbit, venison, wood pigeon

cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, haddock, halibut, herring, langoustine, lemon sole, mackerel, plaice, pollack, prawns, salmon, sardines, scallops (queen), sea bass (wild), sea bream, sea trout, shrimp, squid, whelks, whitebait

[i] denotes imported produce

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