A different perspective on London, the one that friendly eyes can give you when they guide you, host you and let you experience the city as a town dweller: backyards where you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast under a shy early April sun, food markets, because you’re a foodie inside, a river view of the city from the Thames, covered by splashes.
London, that once again leaves me speechless. London, that once again is best told by pictures!
- Where: Greenwich Market – www.greenwichmarket.net
- When: Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 5.30 pm. You can enjoy the market during other days, just check here.
- What: food-to-go, art and craft, fresh produce (from Polish to Japanese, from Caribbean to Spanish)
I know, I know… you have surely noticed my focus in these pictures, haven’t you? Just a pure and great interest in paella! 😛
- Where: Borough Market – www.boroughmarket.org.uk
- When: Thursdays 11 am – 5 pm, Fridays 12 pm – 6 pm, Saturdays 8 am – 5 pm
- What: food, with any meaning, variation, nuance and background
Just 50 hours in London, but we managed to find time to cook as well (and when a foodblogger cooks, it means choose the right ingredients, cook it and talk about it, style it and take a picture of it, then you can finally eat what you have cooked). The opening picture is stewed rhubarb* with red wine and vanilla, recipe from What Katie Ate. As regard the pesto, here it is!
Wild garlic leaves pesto
- a bunch of wild garlic leaves
- pine nuts
- Maldon salt
- extravirgin olive oil
- Put the wild garlic leaves, pine nuts and salt in the mortar
- Crush all the ingredients
- At the end, add a generous deal of extravirgin olive oil to emulsify the pesto
- When you come to dress the pasta, add some fresh ricotta and stir
* For the record, I fell in love with rhubarb. I couldn’t help it: English, red… just like my ideal
man.. ehm, fresh produce!