sábado, 29 de outubro de 2011

London Wonders, The Borough Market

Hi, nice to meet you. I'm Flávia, from Brazil, but I've been living in London for a year now. Introductions made, here goes the first post of our blog in the English version. Just so that you know, we have this blog in the Portuguese version, but we've decided to share our experiences with more people and for that we are starting with our English version (the Portuguese will keep on going regardless of this English version).
Dear reader, it is with great honor that I kick off our beloved GU ("Gastronomic Utopias") with a post about one of my favorite places in London (maybe the favorite): the Borough Market. It is one of the gastronomic hotspots in the city, one to please the most demanding foodie. The gastronomic orgy that the place provides is such that this post very unlikely be the only one about it.

What is on the menu today? The raclette sold in the stall of Kappacasein. It is simply perfect… The description: while they heat up some potatoes, a marvelous cheese  (oggleshield) is melted until its surface is gratin. You can smell the cheese miles and miles away, but it is totally worth a try. The cheese is then shaved and put on top of the potatoes and put together with some pickles and black pepper. Result: a great pleasure for only 5 pounds. In the same stall, they also have a cheese sandwich with onions, which is delicious  (I must confess, though: I like the raclette better).  

The Borough Market is near the London Bridge tube station 8 Southwark Street, London. http://www.kappacasein.com/


About Us

We are three friends that completely love food. If we had to write a book after a sabbatical, it would be called “Eat, eat and eat”. We have a mantra: “Mangia che te fa bene” (it’s an Italian expression that means – eat, it will do you good). In this blog, we will tell our foodies adventures inside and outside of our homes and share the experience of our trips around the world in search of the good food. 
Think of us as the friends you turn to when you need good advice on eating well. From the street hot dog to the eel sushi, we intend to go everywhere, eat everything and share it with you! Let our pleasure be yours, dear reader!