Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Cold English summer: Bring your own broccoli to the London Olympics?

Cold English summer: Broccoli in short supply during London  Olympics?

The start of the Great British summer might typically see people seek shelter from the sunshine.
But in one of the wettest, coldest and dullest June's since records began, taking refuge under a sink from yet another downpour was all part of the start of summer for youngsters attending a Gloucestershire show.
And elsewhere, the story wasn't much different as storms and hailstones as big as golf balls were all scenes which unfolded due to June's unseasonable weather.

Record cold and wet weather in England threatens the availability of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage for the soon to begin Olympic games in London. Chefs are encouraged think about alternatives: 

Over the past three months the cold and wet weather conditions across the country has stunted the growth of broccoli, cauliflower and some cabbage varieties.
"We just do not have the volumes of UK field-grown broccoli that should be available now from growers in Lincolnshire, Cornwall, Kent or even Scotland" said Zeenat Anjari, business development manager at New Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA). 
The CGMA is encouraging chefs to think about some alternatives. There is a lot of marrow available now, as well as peas and broad beans.
Read the entire article here
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