Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is perhaps one of the most misunderstood vegetables in the Western world. Most adults have a strong distaste for this green plant because it has been abused by canteen cooks and school dinner ladies for decades. When it is cooked properly it is a tasty and...
Celery

Celery

Celery is a plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family. It is typically used as a vegetable, and has been a part of English diets for centuries. The first documented use of the word “celery” occurred in 1664, but the plant was eaten long before then....
Artichoke

Artichoke

The artichoke is an unusual food. It is actually a variety of thistle and the edible parts of the plant are the flower buds, which are eaten before the flowers themselves come into bloom. Artichokes were originally native to the Mediterranean area, and have been a...
Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a tasty and nutritious dish made from cabbage that is fermented with salt. It is a popular food in Germany, and it is gaining a following in other countries too, particularly with people who follow the Paleo diet. Sauerkraut contains a lot of fibre, as...
Parsnips

Parsnips

Parsnips are a root vegetable. They are closely related to carrots and are popular because they are easy to grow and they can survive harsh winters. The parsnip has been a part of our diets for an incredibly long time. They are native to Europe and Asia and were...
Carrots

Carrots

Carrots are perhaps the most highly regarded root vegetable in the Western world. Many children grew up being told, “Eat your carrots, they’ll help you see in the dark”. The idea that carrots improve night vision entered popular culture during World...