Friday, March 17, 2006

What's good now?

The Guardian

By Paul Waddington

A veg stall in late winter looks very British with its spuds, carrots and cauliflowers. In fact, these crops have featured in the British diet for less than 500 years, and nearly all the veg we eat today - from artichokes to turnips - has been introduced from overseas in the past 1,000 years. Together with watercress, samphire, and possibly parsnip, sea kale is one of a few vegetables that are truly native to Britain.


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