The Borough Market Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Year at the Market by Ed Smith

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  • Rhubarb, almond and elderflower loaf cake

    • chriscooks on May 01, 2021

      This has good flavor but the texture isn't going to please everyone. I used yellow fine-ground cormeal instead of polenta; it did not cook completely and thus added a gritty texture. The texture didn't detract from the cake though I think it would have benefited from being slightly less prominent. I don't know if polenta would have behaved differently; maybe instant polenta or instant grits would have cooked up more thoroughly. Or maybe give the cornmeal about 10 min in a pot with 50g of the rhubarb to soften it up a bit, then add that before the other dry ingredients go in. I think the coconut was unnecessary; next time I would leave it out and increase the almond meal and flour. As noted in the recipe, the top got quite dark before the middle was cooked. All the rhubarb I added was chopped, rather than running some stems along the base of the pan; doing that would probably have made the base even more wet than it was for me.

  • Radicchio, pomegranate and Graceburn salad

    • Hansyhobs on January 20, 2022

      Used a cheddar because that's all I had in, a crumby cheese would have been much better. I'm not a huge fan of bitter salads but the dressing has a lot of sweetness so I found this well balanced for my personal preference. I used blood orange instead of pomegranate seeds

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  • ISBN 10 1473678684
  • ISBN 13 9781473678682
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  • Published Oct 04 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Publishers Text

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.

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