Sunday, 24 June 2012

Can I Borough You?

We stood beneath those Dickensian emerald arches and smiled. The spicy smell of paella wafted through the air. Close eyes inhale. Venison sausages with an acidic dijon kick. Close eyes inhale.  The sweet aroma of melted English cheddar toasties and heady rich truffle. And my favourite, that irresistible powdery vanilla of freshly made fudge.

We had travelled to Borough Market in search of sustenance. Dating back to the 13th century the market is London's oldest and home to countless stalls of glorious gourmet goodies, from artisan cheeses to stacks of organic brownies and cakes. Mercifully it was a Thursday, meaning no tourists, sandals or fanny-packs. Some light drizzle; but that only added to pleasure of biting into a steaming hunk..of meat.

We meandered around the stalls and were assailed by samples food at every one. Plump glossy morsels of fresh eggy pasta stuffed with veal. Gooey chocolate brownies. Crumbly pear tartlets. Steaming pieces of venison. I felt like Henry's seventh wife at a Tudor feast. 
Ultimately I settled for a double sausage burger with red onion marmalade encased in a warm English muffin. Terrific choice. Produced by Boston Sausage who specialise in fine Lincolnshire sausages, the burger was a thing of beauty and at £6 you'll have enough moola left over for the truffle toastie melts and salted caramel fudge. p.s. check out Gabi's fantastic fashion blog; Not so Basic






















13 comments:

  1. gah this is making me hungry all over again!

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  2. nice post Hanushka :)

    great sunday morning read!

    Ali B

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  3. I love the Borough Market - great post!

    I adore your outfit

    Tabara x

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  4. Love this! Made my mouth water! I hope to visit this market!

    www.cashewcookie.blogspot.com

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  5. Fantastic, can I use on our website? Bostonsausage.co.uk
    pleased you enjoyed it.
    Dan Mountain

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  6. Oh my god I love Borough Market.. Its a regular outing whenever I'm in London! Will be working in London for the whole of July and I think its safe to say... Ill be there every weekend haha!

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  7. Hi Dan, and no THANK YOU for being so yummy! Of course you may use this on your site x

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  8. hi hanuska.please could you tell me what is the brand of your t-shirt

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    1. It is a random $3 tshirt my brother got me in thailand.. I then cut off the sleeves and the neckline to make it more flattering.

      There is actually a tutorial on one of my fave blogs.. So you can order a similar one.... http://www.thelondoner.me/2012/03/diy-chanel-drip-tshirt.html xxx

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  9. I looovvveeee Borough Market! Went there over Christmas and could not believe how much amazing food was available in one place. The burger you got sounds delish!! x

    thissideoftheatlantic.blogspot.com

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    1. the array of food is actually mind boggling. I was there this weekend as well and this time went for the cheese toastie (didn't like it) but then stuffed myself with cakes and pies. xxx

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