Tuesday 20 April 2021

Borough Market- The Borough Market guide to spring vegetables


The Borough Market Guide to Spring Vegetables

“Spring is a bit of a show off, bursting onto the scene like it does, jazz hands waving, brandishing fat leaves of pungent wild garlic, deep purple violets and perfect tips of fresh asparagus to lift our winter-worn spirits.” So writes Rosie Birkett in a glorious introduction to one of the beautiful recipes in our new digital guide to the abundance of spring vegetables now arriving on our traders’ stalls. And if spring vegetables are the tap-dancing, hand-waving Broadway stars of the seasonal produce world, what you’ll find here is a full-on Bob Fosse stageshow, with behind-the-scenes assistance from some of our favourite chefs and food writers.
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Borough Talks: how the pandemic is shaping our food future

Borough Talks – the Market’s online events and podcast series – returns tomorrow (Wednesday 21st April, 1-2pm) with a timely look at how Covid has affected the buying and eating of food, and how enduring those changes might prove to be, for better or worse. Chair Angela Clutton will be joined by Carolyn Steel, Anna Jones and Kimberley Wilson. Listen in live, free of charge.
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The series continues on 12th May with Russell Norman and Yasmin Khan discussing food and travel, and on 16th June, when Tom Hunt and Northfield Farm’s Jan McCourt will offer up an unusually nuanced debate about the impact of meat consumption.

St George’s Day battenberg cake

To mark St George's Day on 23rd April, try this spectacular red velvet and vanilla version of a traditional English cake.

Crab & asparagus tart

St George's Day is the traditional starting point for the English asparagus season. This tart makes a beautiful spring starter or a light lunch


Porteña – which means ‘girl from Buenos Aires’ – sells traditional Argentine street food, including generously filled empanadas, steak sandwiches with chimichurri, and alfajores, stuffed with the stall’s famously sweet and gooey, caramel-like dulce de leche. Open in the daytime for takeaway and in the evenings for al fresco dining.

Fish! Restaurant

Tony Allan’s ever-popular restaurant serves simple and classic seafood dishes, including an award-winning British beer-battered fish & chips. All produce is delivered each morning from Fish! Restaurant’s very own fishmonger, Jarvis of Kingston, or sourced from other Borough Market traders. Open now for al fresco dining.