December 16, 2014
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?
Hazel trees are native to the UK and their nuts have been part of our diet for thousands of years. Cobnuts are cultivated hazelnuts, also known as filberts, and have been grown in the UK since the 16th century. The name is thought to come from a children’s game played in Tudor times which involved knocking down a pile of nuts with the cob, or largest nut.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!