Market Report in association with Wild Harvest 8 April 2013

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Editor 8th April 2013

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Summer truffle & fan, tortellini, mousseron aka fairy ring and Scotch bonnet (also known by its fantastic Latin monicker Marasmius Oreades) Hello All, Sitting here in the bosom of a company with a mature and broad range of excellent food stuffs, it would be easy to be glib about the weather. With freight, frozen and ambient options abounding we are feeling the effect of sub zero temperatures in April, but not half as much as many. Certain crops will simply not enter the saucy stage of their life cycle until temperatures rise above 10 degrees C for a week or more. In the mean time we fight for the limited showings of certain springtime faves, and pass on our condolences to the hardworking individuals whose sole incomes are linked to weather-affected crops. Wild Mushrooms Morels remain solid and excellent from Turkey. Trompette, chanterelle and pied de mouton enter their final couple of weeks from the US. We are having a look at a fresh flush of girolles from Portugal next week. I am not hopeful. The bonkers Bulgarian microclimate never ceases to amaze me. Most years the delightful aniseed scented mousseron and mealy St George mushrooms appear just in time for St George’s day at month's end. My contact on the ground has started to harvest. We now play the availability/price waiting game until it’s right to jump in. Truffles Spring white truffles still strong. We will be using our little air-freighted poly-box to have another look at how mature the Summer truffles are next week. You never know. If they are white and have no nose I’ll use them for cricket practice. Fruits Please refer to previous updates. Offering frozen -well fresh, but frozen. Gariguettes coming for Tuesday. Vegetables Trialling a box of yellow beans from Italy next week. Fresh Pasta Promo We offer a fantastic product and service between us and our all Italian manufacturers. From lanky linguine to tremendous pumpkin tortellini, and not forgetting knobbly walnut and gorgonzola gnocchi. A high end, affordable, labour saving, modern &  delicious option for busy chef’s.

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th April 2013

Market Report in association with Wild Harvest 8 April 2013

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