This guide is one of a 6 part cooking 101 series. Check the rest out:
Equipment Guide | Pantry Guide | The Basics | Get Your Shit Together (recipe book)
How to Build an Epic Salad.. that you’ll want to eat
Cooking 101: A guide to seasonal eating
Eating with the seasons means: The farmer picks a peach from a tree in January. You eat peaches in January.
It is: fresher, tastier, cheaper and better for you.
It’s the same with cherries - in Australia, cherries = Christmas. That’s when they’re in abundance. They’re beautiful, juicy, delicious and paired perfectly with a scorching hot day at the beach. Most of us would never think to buy cherries in June. Yet we don’t carry this thought process forward to apples, oranges etc.
As a side note - I know a lot of people talk about grocers or famers markets as being expensive. After 6 years of watching the price of every ingredient I'm interested in, I've noticed... the supermarkets really aren’t that much cheaper, quite possibly more expensive. Bombshell.
While I know that you beautiful people are scattered around Australia and the world. I can't possibly provide a guide for each place - so this one falls on you.
Observe your farmers market, see what the farmers are selling. You can go buy it elsewhere if that's what you feel comfortable doing.
Watch the prices and use your gut instincts. If the cauliflower is $9 - it’s definitely NOT in season.
Seasonal options are always the cheapest - unless of course, they are weather affected, which is just a part of nature.
SEASONAL EATING - FRUIT + VEGGIES IN SEASON IN SYDNEY…