Borough Market / London

0 Posted by - January 23, 2011 - Food Culture, Travel

Next to coffee shops my next favourite hangout is a public market.  In all reality it’s probably the first of my favourite places to hang out. The Borough Market in London UK is up there with the best I’ve been to.  A small article in a magazine lead me to discover just what the fuss was about.  The fact that it’s in a less-than-desirable area was the first clue that I might have come across a gem.  This could have gone either way I suppose but the Borough Market did not fail in it’s reputation.  There are food artisans and artisans from all over England and even Spain and France.  I would happily stand in line for 25 minutes to get a chorizo and rocket ciabatta doused with Spanish olive oil and then walk across to the get a Venison burger from another vendor.  There are chocolatiers, wine merchants, butchers, fresh produce, fish mongers, cake makers and coffee purveyors.

I would have a hard time ever shopping at any grocery store if I lived even 20 miles away from the Borough Market.  Jamie Oliver has been known to pop in from time to time as has Gordon Ramsay.

If you are ever in London and love food then you need to go check it out.  You’ll not be disappointed.

{ Link – http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/ }

2 Comments

  • Chris Miles January 24, 2011 - 12:15 pm Reply

    I used to try and get to this market whenever I was in London too. There’s a cookbook specifically about the market with recipes from many of the stall holders or using their ingredients. You can find the details here
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Borough-Market-Cookbook-Meat-Fish/dp/1904104924

    and if you like the photography you can read more about the photographer here
    http://www.georgenicholsonphotography.co.uk/section64246.html

    George Nicholson was one of the founders of the market and has a very strong photographic style. Not often that you find a cookbook deliberately illustrated in black and white with Paul Strand cited as a major influence.

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