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Seasonal: fruit, vegetables and fish to buy in December

by Ada Parisi
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Mandarini, di stagione a dicembre

All ready for the phone book on the season? Today we speak of fruit, vegetables and fish to buy in December. The Christmas holidays are coming and we need to stock up on seasonal products in December to fill our holiday menu, and I will give you a hand by posting six, with all the fruits and vegetables available in this last glimpse of autumn. This year I really want that on your table there was the eggplant parmigiana, rather preparatene a season as the PARMIGIANA PUMPKIN or that OF POTATOES. In any case, I remind you that, respecting the seasonal nature of the land and sea, You eat better and at a reasonable cost.

The big news in December are clementines and mandarins, arriving to complete the citrus variety: Christmas tables dominate the Sicilian clementines and trays of dried fruit, because they are believed to bring good luck. And the MANDARIN FROST It is a must on my personal Christmas table. December is also the season of the so-called “winter melon”, mainly yellow and white flesh peel (called inodorus, it closed makes no fragrance),

purple cabbage, from November of season

purple cabbage, from November of season

From the point of view of vegetables, December marks the beginning of a rich period: season begins turnip greens, the many varieties of turnips, fresh spinach and beet. When talking about the December fish they immediately think of New Year's Eve. Luckily, They are just the big fish season to prepare AL SALE or CRAZY WATER the typical holiday menu, such as snapper or John Dory. But the clams for classic A Spaghetti CLAMS the Italian tradition. Obviously, after learning what is in season in December, in the bottom of the article I will also suggest some recipes to experiment with our seasonal products


Start of season

  • clementine
  • tangerines
  • melons in winter

Continues the season

  • avocado
  • oranges
  • grapefruits
  • lemons
  • Kiwi
  • Pears
  • dates
  • melograni
  • eat
  • Apples
  • papaya
  • khaki
  • chestnuts


Start of season:

  • rape
  • beets
  • fresh spinach
  • turnip greens

Continues the season

  • olives
  • artichokes
  • Brussels sprouts
  • cauliflower
  • fennel
  • leeks
  • cabbage
  • catalonia
  • Truffle
  • chicory
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • pumpkin
  • Swiss chard
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • Onion
  • carrots
  • celery


  • Alice
  • squid
  • dormouse
  • mullet roe
  • Red Snapper
  • hake
  • mullet
  • Octopus
  • mullet
  • mackerel
  • common sole
  • Bass
  • bream
  • cuttlefish
  • sardina
  • clam
  • Deepwater rose shrimp
  • Saint Peter fish
  • mantis shrimp

(sources: Federcoopesca, Adoc)

Recipes to try to December

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