23.9.10

Dead Birds, Saints & Colour

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"To market, to market to buy a fat pig; Home again, home again, jiggety-jig."

Borough Market is our destination,
and I promise you a pictorial treat.

This way!

Borough Market is one of the largest and most culinary diverse markets in the world. It has stood in it's spot near London Bridge since 1851, and though I like it plenty. I do think it is overrated when it comes to fish and veg produce (just my opinion). Qualms aside, it is a fascinating place to while away Sunday's hours. Everyone is so camera friendly, so it's a good spot to snap happy.

However, if game and poultry gets your taste buds going then this is certainly worth a visit.

Hiro doesn't like game birds so that is not something on our menu.

If you are crazy about beer and ale, then there is a bounty to be had.

I myself always make a bee line for gorgeously packaged seasonings.

There are countless stalls selling all sorts of ready to scoff munchables. Anything from paella to oysters, venison burgers or even ostrich bangers.

This is the season when some delicious English apples make an appearance. I do love a good Cox.

Peppers are brilliant models.......pose baby...POSE!

After much milling around, we did make a few purchases. But you know me! My purchases were influenced by the bloomin' packaging!
What We Bought:

It's all in the name.

Saintly smoked paprika. One for me and one for my seasoning swapper!

Habas Fritos.
Fried seasoned broad beans.
A salty Spanish snack that goes well wiv a beer!


A tin of bonito in glorious technicolour packaging.

Quails eggs. I do wish these were more readily available. They go so well with my ramen.

What about you?
Do you shop in food markets?

15 comments:

  1. Borough Market will be on my list of things to do in London, if i ever get the chance to go there! Oysters yes please, game birds hmm ill pass that hehe but looks like a fun environment to spend Sundays:)! Its nice to see u amongst the market pics, i love your do! xx

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  2. NOODLES OF CABOODLES

    my i ask you how big is your bowl of ramen to crack a quail egg... one two or four...three is just neither here or there....would it be speckled ramen..to me it would look like a bad re run of total recal with yellow nips and flesh whites....

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/total%20recall%20pics/barbaraclaustre/comments/total_recall.jpg

    just saying...

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  3. i love the colors of all these photos!!!

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  4. i love the vintage feel to your pics.. very cool.

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  5. @ heartofpearl
    Yes keep it on yer London list. It is great fun awalkign around tasting things.

    @ China Plate
    I know who you are - you cant trick me with 3 tits!

    @ Yumeko and siwing
    Thank you - Iwas aiming for a cross processed feel.

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  6. I love the colours of these photos - like I'm in some sort of dream!

    They sell quail eggs at all the Asian markets here - I like using them in won ton soup :)

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  7. I so love Borough Market too. It is very over priced though. Mind you I bet the stall prices are high as well. Last time we were there, there we had an amazing sparkling cider. Thank you for all your brilliant comments and tweets. Xxxxx

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  8. @ Fashionistable
    Borough market is robbery on somethings!! I saw baby cucumbers for £1 EACH!! They are 20p in me local TFC BUT the quail's eggs are a bargain compared to Waitrose who want £3.95 for 12!!

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  9. I remember my friend screaming when she looked up to find a pheasant above her noggin at Borough market.
    Mmmm....quail egg on Ikura sushi...yums!
    Cox's Orange Pippin reminds me of Danny, Champion of the World.

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  10. I was here just a week ago! I loved it. The curries that you showed in your picture were YUMMY!!!

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  11. It's so overpriced they should call the cops. It's daylight robbery! Having said that, I used in bermondsy and used to take the 381 there all the time. Wonderful place.

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  12. Grreat photos - very reminiscent of winter in the market. I love the place but it is changing - and not in a good way. Wholesalers are being forced out to make space for high rent chains. Soon all there will be will be take away.

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  13. I love Borough Market, I like two minutes away from it (by foot) and I have to say that I love it. I am so thick that I never realised that they filmed Market Kitchen there, I just assumed it was called Market Kitchen because they used so much fresh produce.

    You're right, some of the stuff there is super expensive and people will buy it but being an Indian child who used to trudge off to the Indian shop every weekend with my parents, if I don't see three cucumbers for a pound, I'm not buying!

    I get more taken in by all the funky packaging than the actual food itself. The pomegranates we buy from there are gorgeous though.

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  14. @ Rhamnousia

    I am so with you with your cucumbers. I am a Kenyan market shopper so the veg here does not impress. Lack of SUN I reckon!

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  15. i shop at farmer's markets although they aren't as special as this one ^^ i like my free range eggs :)

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