Winter: Recipes in Season
When the cold winter wind blows through the trees and the ground freezes hard as a rock, nothing warms a body faster than hearty comfort food. Soups and stews are favorites during the snowy time of year, as are braised dishes and roasted meats and vegetables. And holiday feasting has its own place among mid-winter dining pleasures.
Don't make the mistake of thinking there is no good, fresh produce available during the winter months. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and greens are at their peak of sweet flavor. Root vegetables and avocadoes come into their own as well. A wide variety of citrus fruit adds a bright note to an otherwise bleak landscape of fruits. And shellfish are abundant.
Here is a list of items that are abundant, fresh and seasonal for winter.
December Fish and Seafood
January Fish and Seafood
February Fish and Seafood
International Recipes for Winter
Try these warming wintertime dishes.
(Puerto Rican savory cakes in banana leaves)
(Puerto Rican coconut-rum beverage)
(Salvadoran roast turkey with a rich sauce)
(French roast duck with orange sauce)
(German roast pork)
(Latin root vegetable stew)
(Polish, stuffed cabbage rolls)
(German bread dumplings)
(Hungarian chicken paprikash)
(Ukrainian beet soup)
(Persian chicken in pomegranate-walnut sauce)
(Ecuadoran, Peruvian potato-cheese soup)
(German braised red cabbage)
(Jamaican hibiscus flower beverage)
(Spanish meat and chickpea stew)
(Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls over sauerkraut)
(French thin pancakes with orange sauce)
(Canadian maple syrup taffy)
(English savory puff pudding)
(German stewed rabbit)
(German Christmas fruitcake)
(Korean spicy tofu stew)
(German rum-soaked fruit dessert)
(English roast rib of beef)