London’s famous Borough Market is probably the best food and drink market I’ve ever visited. I found myself back there again since last summer as I had enrolled on a bread baking workshop at the Bread Ahead Bakery and School. If you missed it here’s my review.
Celebrating 1000 years of history Borough Market has the most incredible variety of fruits, vegetables, food and drink that you could possibly imagine. By midday the place was jam packed with tourists, locals and serious shoppers, it’s a real melting pot of culinary tastes and cultures.
I took all these photos using my iPhone 6, simply because it is was so quick and easy to use. As I wandered round the market, I could smell the most amazing cooking from the stall holders. I spent nearly £20 on fresh baklava from one of the Turkish sweet stalls, it’s expensive stuff but good all the same.
I found a fantastic spice shop selling a wonderful array of exotic spices and dried edible flowers. I bought a pot of Turkish Sumac, dried rose petals and dried lavender all with good intentions of using them in recipes from Sesame & Spice by Anne Shooter and Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour. I also bought a bag of granola (which I have yet to try) and some fresh strawberries.
The photo on the top left was taken at a vegetable stall selling the widest variety of mushrooms I have ever seen. Can you see those purple ones? I have no idea what they’re but they look out of this world.
Do you have a favourite food market? I would love to hear about it, please let me know in the comment box below.
Until next time.