February was such a busy month with so much to blog about that I hope you won’t mind if I take you back to an icy Saturday morning four weeks ago. It was the day before the snow finally came to London and we had agreed to meet up at Borough Market at 10am. Did I mention it was cold? And icy? Well, it really was!
It seems strange to me now that I didn’t like Borough Market the first time I visited. Well, it was at 1pm on a particularly hot and busy summer Friday afternoon, when the market was absolutely heaving with customers. Now I love Borough Market and I’m going to share a couple of my favourite stalls. You will find all of these stalls in the Green Market which is just in front of Southwark Cathedral. It seems I accidentally sneaked in a couple of photos of the cathedral when I was going around the market.
This is Kappacasein, otherwise known as the raclette stall. If you have never tried the Swiss dish raclette (made from serving raclette cheese with any number of vegetables or potatoes) then you are really missing out. Do yourself a favour and rush off to Borough Market and try them out. The stall is easily recognisable from its traditionally long queue!
Fitz Fine Foods sells the most interesting products like Kentish Pickled Walnuts, Kentish Cobnut Oil and various Gallic pates and terrines. I tend to steer clear of foie gras for ethical reasons but am quite happy to sample the Kentish products.
As a child, I was relatively convinced that I had mouse blood in me and I’m known to sit down with a paring knife and a block of cheese and polish the whole thing off. I don’t really think I need to explain why Mons Cheesemongers is one of my favourite stalls.
First accidental photo of Southwark Cathedral. Here the cathedral appears to be basking in the sun but it really wasn’t.
In my opinion, no visit to Borough Market is complete without a cup of delicious organic hot milky chai. I am already particularly partial to chai (a spicy, cinnamon-infused tea) but it is particularly good from this stall.
The chaps at the Borough Market merchandise were on fine form the morning I visited and as friendly as ever. Hint: nothing says “I’ve been to London” better than a swish Borough Market bag or apron!
Sausages are second only to cheese in my list of favourite foods and German sausages are divine. I would definitely recommend a Bratwurst from The German Deli with perhaps some sauerkraut and a side of German mustard.
Thank you for taking visiting Borough Market with me today! And for being patient while I sneaked in a couple of photos of the cathedral.
Is there something in your world that you simply can’t walk past without photographing? What about something you’ve always wanted to capture but never seem to be in the right place at the right time with the right camera?
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