This guide will help you choose what to eat during winter and we’ve included our top winter recipes to get your through the season

Hearty meals

The winter months are all about getting cosy, so when the rain is lashing down draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and tuck into some comforting, home-cooked food. It’s a sure-fire way to warm the body and lift your spirits. You’ll want full-bodied winter dishes such as stews with fluffy dumplings, hearty pies and tagines, and velvety soups that can be left in the oven or slow cooker all afternoon.

Cooking food slowly at a low temperature helps all the ingredients to permeate, getting richer and more intense over time, while filling the house with delicious scents. But to make your dishes even more flavoursome, make sure you season it with a glug of savoury, aromatic Kikkoman Soy Sauce – its pure magic in a bottle.

Kikkoman actually enhances the flavour of other ingredients. This is because Kikkoman contains high natural levels of “umami” which gives a rounded depth to food and balances the taste. But do not assume that all soy sauces are the same, as it is the four simple ingredients – soybeans, wheat, salt and water - and lengthy brewing process which give Kikkoman its unique, quality taste and versatility as a seasoning.

Seasonal winter produce to look out for

The following winter foods will taste at their best from December to March:

Vegetables: beetroot, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, kale, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, swede, turnips

Fruits: apples, passion fruit, pears, pomegranate, satsumas, tangerines, rhubarb

Meats: goose, guinea fowl, duck, partridge, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison

Fish: mackerel, mussels, oysters, plaice, scallops, turbot

Winter recipes to make this season

We have put together our favourite winter comfort food recipes to warm your soul including some popular slow cooker dishes. The wait is worth it!...