Piccolo is a breed of short, sweet baby parsnips that are both
tasty and convenient. Piccolo can be roasted or baked and taste
just as good whether hot or cold and are available from October
to March. Piccolo parsnips are low in calories and contain no
saturated fat or cholesterol. They are a good source of fibre, folic
acid, calcium, potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, vitamin C, iron
and zinc. Chef Rachel Green has created a whole bunch of new
recipes for your delectation, Curried Piccolo and Sweet Potato
Soup with Coconut, Roasted Piccolo with Pear and Beetroot
Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnut Dressing, Piccolo Latkes
with Roasted Duck and Shallot Marmalade, Braised Beef with
Chestnuts, Piccolo and Juniper, and Piccolo Scotch Pancakes
with Sugared Apples and Caramel Sauce and Toasted Pecans.
SOMETHING HOT& SPICEY
Special food updates for the Christmas season, as treats for
yourself or gift ideas for others.
FOOD NEWS EXTRA
Steenbergs was the first UK company to become a Fairtrade spice trader. Its luxury
organic Fairtrade Christmas Drinking Chocolate is flavoured with vanilla, cinnamon,
ginger, cardamom, allspice and cloves in order to create a warming drink redolent
of the Christmas season. Now its Christmas range can be bought from Oxfam, with
spicy Fairtrade Christmas Tea and festive Fairtrade Christmas Drinking Chocolate on
their shop shelves.
Steenbergs now has 90 Fairtrade products in their online store, Steenbergs having
added Thyme for the first time this year. The range includes teas, drinking chocolate,
herbs and spices (such as cloves and ginger) and blends (like Garam Masala) as
well as sugars (cinnamon, lemon, and mixed spice) and home baking items (such as
vanilla pods). You can use the spices and flavoured sugars to bake Christmas cakes,
puddings and biscuits or flavour your festive dishes.