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31Dec/040

A day at Borough Market

Yesterday Laura and I went to Borough Market to procure fresh goods for our own Christmas dinner preperations. We're not a greedy pair really, we just happened to be apart on Christmas day and felt we owed it to ourselves to cook a first grade Christmas dinner just for us. Enter Borough Market, England's oldest market dating back to AD 1276 and truly an adventure and a delight for the senses. The market stalls sell mainly fresh organic produce, fruit & vegetables and top quality meat, fish and cheeses from around the world. In the brief time spend there yesterday (30th December 2004) I was impressed with the breadth and quality of goods on offer. If you are looking for things you won't generally find at the local Sainsbury's, Borough Market is the place to come. For the longest time I had been searching for a type of french cheese which I first read about on Chocolate & Zucchini some months back. This particular cheese, called Cabécou, is hard to come by and is only made by smaller independant farmers, I was hoping to find it at Borough Market and was surprised and impressed upon finding it at only the second cheese store visited. Despite the fact that most of the stalls weren't open so close to New Years, it was still a great experience, made better (and decidedly warmer) by a cup of mulled cider. Highly recommended.

You can find more information on the Borough Market website.

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