Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:19
For me it is runner beans. I live in France and you can't get classic English runner beans, not even the seeds. The only ones I've seen are grown as an ornamental climber for the flowers at vast expense in a pot in the GC!
Followed by peas, French frozen peas are like bullets and there is nothing like a fresh raw pea straight from the garden.
3rd choice is sweet corn, by the time it gets to the supermarket it's already too old, straight from garden to pan is best, before the starch dries out.