Hi there! This is a different kind of a post (as in it's not about baking and recipes) but one I wanted to capture for you as it's most definitely about food and the best quality of it. For many years, I've loved photography. There are 3 main photographers that have totally inspired me over the last 15 years or so -- my fabulous sister-in-law, Luci Harrison, our amazing wedding photographer, Johannes Van Kan, and an awesome children's photographer that captured our children in their early years, Maria Murray.
Since starting this blog, I've had the opportunity to take a LOT of photos of food. Many that I'm proud of, many that I know I could do better -- but I'm always looking for inspiration. Last week, one of my oldest and dearest school friends and I set off armed with cameras and headed for Borough Market to capture the bustling market, stall holders and amazing and unique food. And taste testing was an absolute must! I wanted to share some of the photos of our adventures - and give you a few recommendations for our favourite stalls along the way. And I hope through these photos you can enjoy this amazing place and perhaps plan in a visit of your very own :)
So I'm not even going to save the best to last -- this was hands down our best find of the day. Khanom Krok served us the most delicious Mini Sweet Coconut Pancakes. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, we got ours fresh from the pan and they were amazing. Well worth a visit just for these!
We had elevenses perched on the bar stools of Rabot 1745, one of Hotel Chocolat's restaurants. Amazing Caramel Hot Chocolate and fresh from the oven Chocolate Orange Scones with Salted Butter and Chocolate Ganache. I think my friend's face says it all! Even on a Friday morning, it was bustling with people so if you fancy indulging in a fresh bake and array of unusually favoured drinks, I'd get there early to beat the rush.
The stalls there are beautifully merchandised. The stall holders definitely take a huge amount of pride in their food and displaying it to the world. Une Normande à Londres was definitely my favourite shop for the way they showed off their beautiful array of les fromages and les saucissons.
There's plenty to taste test as you're wandering around as each stall is keen to show off their delicious food and draw you into buying some to take home. Tartufaia Truffles had the most fabulous scented truffles to invest in -- I couldn't be persuaded into the Truffle Honey but the Black Truffle Oil was certainly delicious!
Thanks for reading and I hope you found some inspiration in these photos. I can't wait to try to recreate some of the recipes at home and plan in a return visit -- we certainly left there with full bellies and met some of the loveliest people there along the way. Definitely worth a trip - and if you visit it yourself, I'd love to hear which was your favourite food discovery 💕