December 18, 2014

A little mustard heaven on Borough Market - London again

Spice it up with mustard



While in London, I didn't just visit Brixton Market (link to previous post), to get the local flavours and buy Caribbean and African spices,  I also was lucky enough to have time for some food related visits in central London. 

Yes, yes, I know what I often say, the best food in London you get slightly outside of the city, unless you go to the very fancy places,  but you actually don't need to venture that far out. Borough Market, an amazing farmers market with plenty of organic food is just around the corner from London Bridge Tube station.

I like this area in general, it is an area full of odd little places, and I like to come here or to Camden Lock Market (see link) when I am in town - always have, and I have spent a lot of time in London. If you have the slightest interest in food, not just for cooking, but for eating, this is a place that you need to visit. 

December 16, 2014

Brixton - Another side of London

A taste of the Caribbean with a hint of Africa

The rest of the world likes to make fun of UK and say that you can't eat well in England.

That's not true.

It is admittedly very easy to eat bad in UK, something went wrong once upon a time. This country that has a lot of wonderful traditions when it comes to hunting and harvesting, but unfortunately much of the knowledge got lost somewhere along the way. However Britain always had a big influx of inspiration from elsewhere, having been an empire you have people with their roots all over the world, not the least India. People who now are settled in UK, especially England, and have been for generations.

And with that, and with efficient transports, it has become increasingly easy to find good food in UK, you just have to know where to look. Brixton is one of the places.