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1,000 Years of Borough Market - Little Observationist
On every foodie’s bucket list there surely is a trip to London’s Borough Market. If not, there should be. And for every history buff as well, because this year, the market celebrates what it thinks is its 1,000 year anniversary. The records aren’t 100% clear, but any excuse for a party, right? At any rate, we can rest assured the food will be to notch. It’s a place I make an effort to visit every three months or so, a place I’ve written about before. The last visit was in August around the time I went to explore the lovely little nearby Maltby Street Market. I realised that I haven’t shared the photos yet that I took that day and I didn’t want them to be lost. What I notice most while walking through the market is all the different smells: bubbling, melting cheese turning to a golden brown for those famous Borough Market grilled cheese sandwiches; the bakery-fresh smell of bread not long out of the oven; the organic, earthy scent of wild mushrooms; and the fishy scent of the seafood stalls where crabs and oysters are laid out on display next to rows of cod, haddock, sea bass and monkfish …