This week I went back to one of London’s most beautiful and famous markets: Borough Market. It was a pleasure browsing the market halls on a week day, for a change! I have always been on Saturdays when Londoners and tourists visit en masse and it can be a bit tricky to move through the crowd and buying lunch from the street food stalls requires some queuing. Either way though it’s a beautiful place and if you have never been, then you must visit soon!
Obviously you cannot visit Borough Market without stopping at Bread Ahead to buy doughnuts, so that’s exactly what we did! :)
The main reason for our visit though… Continue reading →
I have lived in Rome for twenty-four years so – even discounting the first ten when I was a kid – you would expect I’d know all the good, traditional places to eat Roman food right? Well, that’s not the case, as I discovered while attending the Eating Italy food tour of Trastevere. I had never been to any of the places we visited during the tour and all of them turned out to be pretty amazing. I can’t wait to go back to Rome to try them all again!
So let’s start from the beginning…
Eating Italy is a tour company based in Rome that organizes daily food tours (in Testaccio and Trastevere) and culinary classes.
“Our mission is to leave travelers with an unparalleled, non-touristy, food-related experience in undiscovered neighborhoods of the most fascinating cities in the world.”
Recipes from Brixton Village is the new cookbook by Miss South, one half of the duo behind the North South Food blog. Award-winning Miss South has lived in Brixton for ten years and for the last four she has shared recipes and reviews of local restaurants on her site (alongside her brother Mister North). Her dishes are seasonal and feature the best ingredients she can find at local markets (she shops on a limited budget and rarely buys food from supermarkets).
Miss South first book “Recipes from Brixton Village” features contributions from the traders of Brixton Village, a place I adore and which I have blogged about a few times already (here). Publishers Kitchen Press invited me to the press launch in Brixton Village last month, during which Miss South and Lindsay Faller of London walks’ company Fox & Squirrel guided me on a tour of the market… Continue reading →