Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Borough Market in London

Oh sweet sweetness....

London's Borough Market was a feast for the senses. Made up of three smaller sections called Green Market, Middle Market, and the Jubilee Market, and each has different and unique offerings. We got there early, around 8:30, and ate breakfast at a little shop inside the Green Market. I had a egg bap (basically a big bun) and Andy had an egg and bacon sandwich.

Next to the small shop was a French food stall that sold little glass pots of yogurt-we picked one with berries in the bottom. In front, a glass case sold bricks of unpasteurized butter. Given my obsession with butter, it was tempting to keep myself from buying some...OK, try the whole block!

In search of some good caffeine, we found Monmouth Coffee just outside the main market area. We were impressed! Portlanders could compare this to Albina or a more family-friendly Stumptown.

Fresh "filter" coffee is the norm over here...

Weighing and measuring coffee beans...

So many olives...

Fresh bread...

Fresh cheese (this was comte? We tried a few)...

Black truffles...stick your nose in the jar and be overwhelmed with yumminess..
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A lot of parmesan...

This stall sold very french items, including lavender, baguettes, pate, and cans of goose fat...

Local wines...

Big vats of curry bubbling, it smelled heavenly...

We spent the whole morning exploring, tasting, and smelling. I can't wait to go back!

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