June is one of our favourite months, and the beginning of a very busy pea vining season!
Britain’s pea farmers get to use a nifty piece of machinery called a ‘tenderometer’, which measures (you guessed it!) the tenderness of the crop. This is used to sample the peas and make sure they’re ready to be harvested in July. Great Britain is 90% self-sufficient in pea production, and each of us eat around 9,000 of them per year!
Here at Yes Peas! HQ, we’ve also been getting very excited about the Young Pea Chef of the Year competition. After receiving an amazing 200 entries this year, our expert panel of judges have gone through all the recipes and managed to shortlist just five chefs for each category. The winner of the competition will be the chef who receives the highest number of votes – head over to our Facebook page to vote for your favourite recipe! Votes close on 15th June.
Young Pea Chef of the Year 2017 winners were Miles Gracie, from Southend-on-Sea, with his excellent recipe for Chicken Pea-evs, and Daniel Giuliani from Hexham with a delicious Pea, Parsley and Parmesan Risotto. Why not give their winning recipes a go?
And don’t forget – if you try any of our recipes, or just want to say hello, tweet us @YesPeas!