May 16, 2013
That's our recipe for great food. Harbour & Jones has always championed using local producers and eating food in season, when it is at its best. We know that British farmers and growers offer some incredible produce; whether that is top quality, high welfare meat, sustainably caught fish or sparklingly fresh fruit and vegetables, so why look elsewhere?
Along with other green leafy vegetables, spinach ranks right at the top of a list of the world’s healthiest foods and calorie for calorie packs more nutrients than most other vegetables. It is rich in a variety of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients, an especially good source of Vitamin A and Folic acid, and is thought to help protect against certain cancers, arthritis, osteoporosis and heart disease. The Italian noblewoman, Catherine de Medici, was so enamoured of the vegetable that she insisted on having it served on a daily basis, giving rise to the term Florentine for dishes based on spinach.Read more...
A whole lot of truffle
White truffles are the most expensive fungi on the planet, which means that discerning (and very wealthy) gourmets have no qualms about spending fairly large amounts of cash on them.
In 2007, for example, a white truffle weighing a mind-boggling 3.3 lbs was sold at auction in Hong Kong for a record-breaking $330,000. Perhaps that explains why thousands of pigs spend their lives rooting around in the soil looking for them. And we thought they were just hungry!