Katherine Frelon Borough Market Demo Kitchen chocolate bark and spice bombs

Katherine Frelon at Borough Market’s Demo Kitchen

Gavin Wren Food Blogging, The World of Food

There’s always been a rule about Christmas in my family, that we don’t talk about ‘the day’ until my Birthday has passed on 11th November. This year I’ve made an exception to the rule for two reasons. Firstly because I decided to book a holiday for the festive period, meaning I’ll be doing yoga, eating exotic food and languishing on an Indian beach in 30ºC heat on Christmas Day this year and I couldn’t keep that quiet. Secondly, because I’ve just had an inspiring Christmas cooking session with Katherine Frelon at Borough Market’s Demo Kitchen, leaving me desperate to make some edible Christmas treats to leave for friends and family to enjoy on the 25th. Katherine’s philosophy about cooking the big meal has a mighty food-based hook, her position is that it’s completely possible to only spend 60 minutes in the kitchen on Christmas day. With the right preparation, a…
borough talks future of food

The future of food at Borough Market

Gavin Wren Food Education, The World of Food

Last week saw the final instalment of Borough Market’s ‘Borough Talks’ series, a set of hugely engaging debates that have taken place over the last few months as part of Borough Market’s 1000 year anniversary. This time it was about the future of food, a subject that filled my mind with wild sci-fi fantasies of space age foods and Jetsons-inspired meal packs, so I was keen to find out what people had to say, with the bonus of sampling some delightful food laid on by a few of Borough Market’s residents afterwards. Image from Borough Market’s Twitter feed, here, you can also find photos from this event here at Borough Market’s Facebook page. The panel Professor Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University London was an utterly compelling speaker, his knowledge and passion very clear from his first words, combined with a sense of frustration, as…