March is here, when we feel like we might just see the sunshine soon and kiss goodbye to cold, grey days and switch hearty winter warmers for meals that are a little bit lighter and bring with them the taste of spring.Whether it’s baby leeks and spinach or sprouting broccoli and spring onions, or cockles and oysters or the last of the venison, it’s time to get excited about the arrival of spring with some of these dishes.You can now apply to be a professional crisp eater Why you should never keep milk in the fridge door Why you should never keep milk in the fridge door
February food, it’s a funny one. There’s a tiny peep of spring coming but you’re still more inclined to those winter warmers to take off the chill. And of course, there’s all that Valentine’s Day indulgence coming up, with talk of aphrodisiacs and romance everywhere you turn, even when it comes to food.But don’t worry, there’s plenty around to munch on even whether you’re planning a special meal or just something to get you through the end of winter. From the last of the game season to some great shellfish, and plenty of seasonal fruit and veg. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.What I learned from trying the 5:2 fasting dietWhat to eat before bed if you want a good night’s sleep
Food trends come and go, but the year-end tradition of predicting them is here to stay. This year, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) shared their research-based predictions on the trends that will capture your heart and palate in 2016.Click through the gallery above to see what’s to come.