What's in Season
At Sodexo we celebrate eating fresh seasonal produce when it's at its best. Research has shown that a basket of fruit and veg bought in the summer can be as much as a third cheaper than the same basket bought out of season. We also know that growing in season requires lower levels of artificial inputs than at other times of the year.
May's best fruit and veg
Asparagus – This sweet, sexy superfood is in season for just a few short weeks. So grab those melt-in-the-mouth spears while you can and feast! Asparagus is one luxury you can afford. Try using perfectly cooked spears to dunk into soft boiled eggs or griddled and served with a drizzle of your best extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and a grating of parmesan.
Samphire - Samphire is a sea vegetable that is also known as sea asparagus as it has a resemblance to asparagus. It grows abundantly on shorelines, marshy shallows and on salty mudflats. It has a crisp texture, salty flavour and tastes of the sea. Traditionally, it's a vegetable that is served with fish, and good fishmongers sell samphire at this time of year. It can be served fresh in salads or laced with melted butter as a vegetable. Wash thoroughly under running water and don't add salt to the cooking water ‐ it's already salty enough!
Radishes – Juicy, crunchy and crisp, radishes add a delightful punchycolour and flavour to dishes. Theirpeppery taste stimulates the production of saliva androuses the appetite. Radishes are a plant related to horseradish, turnip and mustard. There are many varieties, including the red radish, white radish (daikon or mooli ‐popular in Japan)and black radish. Radishes contain significant levels of vitamin C.
Foodie events in May
Stilton rolling in the village of Stilton along the Great North Road
11 - 18 May
National Doughnut Week - helping to raise funds for The Children's Trust
12 - 19 May
British Sandwich Week
National Vegetarian Week