We love a good wild mushroom and these this month sees some absolute stunners feature. Winter chanterelles and hedgehog fungus are two species that, if you're lucky enough to know a patch, hang on to that knowledge because they really are gourmet fungi. Enjoyed for their texture and flavour, these feature heavily in french cuisine and could do with sneaking into yours from now on.
As with all wild flavours, we recommend not letting them get lost in something, avoiding stews and curries wherever possible. Instead, try a few sprigs of thyme, a little hard cheese and maybe a poached egg and you cannot go wrong!