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03 Nov 2009

Peas are a sweet vegetable grown in pods. They have a delicate taste, although most shelling peas lose flavour soon after picking, which is why frozen or canned peas are more popular. The French petits pois, a tiny variety especially cultivated to remain sweet after picking, is delicious.

Use: They make a good accompaniment to lamb or veal and are often added in stews, soups and curries. On their own, they are best served with a knob of melted butter and fresh mint or mint relish.


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