Market to Pantry #12: Borough Market, London, England
From Katelynn, in London:
I couldn't resist sending you photos of my local Saturday morning haunt, Borough Market. I am an American expat (from Chicago), who has been living in London with my husband for the past eight months.
The Borough Market runs both wholesale and farm stands and is open Thursday through Saturday to the public. It is located under the overground railway tracks in Southwark, Southeast London along the River Thames. It is considered one of the oldest markets in the world, being officially recognized in 1276. However, their website claims that the market has been around since Roman times.
In the top photo is one of the wholesalers in the very center of the market. They sell local produce, as well as more exotic items from Spain and Morocco.
One of my favorite suppliers sells many types of mushrooms among other types of produce. This Saturday I bought a quarter-kilo of cob nuts, (we call them hazelnuts in the US) which are in season now.
The market abounds with cheese mongers. Here I enjoy buying fresh mozzarella. He also sells an array of "assertive" blues that I love.
Testing olive oils. We bought a bottle of Sinfonia (from Puglia) as a hostess gift recently and a bottle of Cinque Foglia (from Tuscany) for our general cooking purposes. The hand belongs to my husband, always willing to taste!
Thanks for allowing me to share!