I love to play with the hard squashes, legumes, citrus, especially kumquats and blood oranges, and definitely grapefruit, lettuces, ham, hard cured sausages, occasionally a rabbit or two, monkfish, of course with bacon, leeks, dried fruits, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, sweet potatoes, anything that is braised, collard and mustard greens… The list could be endless. My list could be more inclusive. I grew up in Southern California. As long as it wasn't an unusually wet winter, the first strawberries are picked in February and are spectacular after the long winter that is the end of December to the middle of February... If you can call what coastal and inland SoCal has weather wise, actually winter.
What's on your list as winter foods?