deny that I am a real market aficionado.
Borough Market in south London proved no
exception. I’ve been wanting to visit it for ages but the time has never been
right. However, yesterday it was and we went!
|Borough Market near London Bridge|
Saturday market is located rather incongruously beneath the train tracks of
London Bridge next to the venerable Southwark Cathedral and people, both
tourists and locals, go there in throngs.
place! Such different types of food! Everything
seemed to be organic, freshly picked or when it came to the fruit juices,
squeezed. Yes, there were a few stalls selling fruit and veg which for someone
coming from the world of Turkish pazars were nothing to write home about but
what I found particularly irresistible were those selling different items from
abroad which for the most part in Turkey even in Istanbul we can only dream
|however, you’ll be happy to see that Turkey was represented with its incir|
those French cheeses, fabulous German
breads, huge varieties of Italian
salamis and parmesans, chunky wooden
pots of Greek olives flavoured with different herbs and seasonings such as we
don’t get in Turkey as well as a wide selection of good old English pork which
made my mouth water….
eat on the spot: buns and burgers of the quirky variety eg kangaroo and antelope,
sizzling sausages, huge pans of paella being cooked in front of your eyes,
enormous meringues in all hues and flavours, sandwiches filled with duck
confit, one stall selling nothing but liquorice and its offshoots .. I remember
huge plastic cups of Pimms with all the trimmings.
|what a fabulous parmesan!|
was really fun because it was so different; I enjoyed the buzz which
intensified towards noon as it got steadily busier and busier. I could see that
what you should do is go later in the morning and eat there.
|what about this?|
|….not to mention this?|
it from me, if you’re in London and a foodie at heart, you should definitely
fit in a visit to Borough Market!