Over 100 delicious seasonal recipes inspired by a year at Borough Market
For over 1000 years, Borough has served the people of London, and now welcomes 12 million visitors a year. Locals and tourists alike, foodies know that this is the place to source the very best ingredients from traders who know their produce inside out.
This gorgeous collection takes you on a tour of the four seasons of Borough, from Apple Day in October, to the switching on of the Christmas lights, to Easter and Midsummer, with the most delicious recipes highlighting the very best of those celebrations. 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.
About the Author
Ed Smith is a regular contributor to Borough Market's online magazine and Market Life, its print magazine. He also writes 'Five of the Best' features for The FT Weekend Magazine, and for The Guardian, The Telegraph and various other publications. At the 2015 Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards he was named 'Best Online Restaurant Writer' and he was shortlisted for 'Best Cookery Writer'. In 2016 his blog Rocket & Squash was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers' Best Blog Award. His first cookbook On the Side was published in spring 2017 to great acclaim.
This glorious celebration of the vibrant buzzing community of traders and producers, of their high-quality products, values and ethos, and the pure simple joy of delicious seasonal cooking makes me want to run to the maze of alleys under the railway arches and run quickly back home to cook. - Claudia Roden
Borough is one of the great European food markets, sitting proudly alongside La Boqueria in Barcelona, Testaccio in Rome and Cours Saleya in Nice. I always get a thrill when I visit, whether it's to grab an armful of puntarelle or to indulge in a Kappacasein melted cheese sandwich. The Borough Market Cookbook
brings that excitement to life with a remarkable chronicle
of the market's origins a thousand years ago to its renaissance in the 1990s. I loved the joyful recipes
and the engaging storytelling
; it's essential reading
for anyone interested in food. - Russell Norman, restaurateur and food writer
This book is a rare gem
: a bible in the kitchen, a brilliant guide
to using seasonal produce and a great pleasure to read. - Meera Sodha, author of Made in India and Fresh India
This book is the perfect representation of the market itself, where seasonality, amazing produce, history, creativity and visual panache come together and just make you want to cook!It will be a huge source of inspiration
for years to come. - Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis
Borough Market has played an important role in the development of British food culture. By allowing a relationship to develop between citizens and food producers, its rise has marked a new beginning for British production. Going into the Market means meeting the producers, talking to them, hearing their stories. It is a place that offers so much: history, integrity, wonderful food
and the chance to really understand what you're eating. By respecting tradition, promoting sustainability and revelling in the love of good food, Borough Market provides a true representation of the philosophy of Slow Food. - Carlo Petrini, founder and president of Slow Food