Over 100 delicious seasonal recipes inspired by a year at Borough Market
'Like the market, the book is exciting, instructive, seductive and inspirational.' -Claudia Roden
An essential gift for the keen cook in your life.
Borough Market is the beating heart of London's food scene. Every year millions of locals and tourists flock to Borough Market to soak up the unique atmosphere, interact with the expert traders and sample the world-class produce.
This gorgeous book takes you on a tour of a year at the Market, from the beginning of spring, through Easter and Midsummer, to Apple Day in October and the switching on of the lights at Christmas - with the most delicious recipes highlighting the very best of those celebrations.
Divided by season, each recipe celebrates at least one hero ingredient from that time of year: why not try Chilled asparagus soup in spring; Rolled pork belly and sticky nectarines in summer; Beetroot dal in autumn; or Clementine sponges with cranberry sauce in winter? Along the way, you'll be introduced to key seasonal ingredients with shopping and preparation tips, straight from the artisan producers, that will change how you cook for ever.
Packed full of beautiful photography, much of it shot on location at Borough throughout the year, this is a cookbook that will inspire food lovers and home cooks everywhere, even if they only follow Borough Market from afar.
THE PERFECT WINTER MENU
Roast Delica pumpkin with crisp sage, seeds and curd
Intensely sweet and buttery winter squash, roasted with sage and its own seeds and then slicked with a sheep or goat's curd. Assemble on a large serving platter to kick off a dinner party.
One-pot golden chicken and Judión beans
A bowl of comfort ideal for this time of year: juicy chicken with golden, crispy skin, cooked in a warming broth with the creamiest butter beans. Make sure you have lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices.
Clementine sponges with cranberry sauce
An alternative to the traditional figgy pudding and brandy butter, though really they're too good to confine to just one day. The tart and syrupy cranberry-studded sauce is spooned over the citrus sponge and served with double cream for the most indulgent winter pud.
Spiced apple sour
Spiked with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg, this is Christmas in a cocktail.