Watch “Foodie Heaven at London’s Borough Market”

One of my favourite foodie destinations, Borough Market should be on every food lovers list of places to visit.

Check out my YouTube Video and let me know what you think.

Borough Market was awarded the title of London’s Best Market in the Slow Food London Awards 2014. The accolade, awarded to Borough for the second year running, was voted for by members of the public.

Borough Market’s success in the Slow Food Awards was followed by a series of wins for its many traders, including its new on-site bakery, Bread Ahead, which was awarded Best Baker. In total, Borough Market and its traders won five awards, and were named as runners up in a further three categories. This is yet another reason why Borough Market is a foodie heaven!

Donald Hyslop, Chair of Borough Market Trustees, said: “This award is fantastic recognition of the hard work  the Market and our traders put in – to sourcing and creating fantastic, high-quality produce, which benefits both the environment and local communities. We’re especially proud that the awards relied on nominations and votes from the general public – meaning Borough Market is truly London’s favourite slow food market”.

Shane Holland, Chair of Slow Food London, said: “Slow Food London is a global NGO which promotes quality and sustainable food in 156 countries. We have a strong relationship with Borough Market – it is the biggest concentration of Slow Food, and of course sustainable low-impact food, in the UK”.

Winter Warming Soups from Tideford Organics

Fabulous Foodie Angela Patricot was sent Tideford Soups new winter range to review in time for the festive season.

Tideford Soups, with a good range of flavours of offer, are an easy way to achieve your 5 or 7-a-day whilst packing in great flavour.

Image by Angela

Image by Angela

The Winter Beetroot with Curly Kale is a vibrant and enticing red but sadly I found the texture too watery. I think making it thicker would make it more suitable and enjoyable for winter. At the moment, and despite its name, it’s better suited as a summer soup. The curly kale adds specks of green to the soup and a nice peppery taste, which is warming and lovely.

On the other hand though, the Red Lentil with apricots and crushed chillies is perfect for winter. Warming, deep in flavour with just the right amount of kick from the chilli. However, of the aforementioned apricots there was little sign.

The sweet potato soup with chia seeds & quinoa is delicious and of the three my clear favourite. The sweetness of the potato is beautifully offset by the nuttiness of the quinoa, and the chia seeds provide texture to a rich, smooth soup.

Red Lentil Soup with Apricots and Crushed Chillies - Image from Tidefords

Soups – Image by Tideford

With Tideford organic soups you know you are getting ingredients prepared with care. I’m impressed that you can find gluten/wheat/dairy free products with low fat/sugar/salt and such a great taste in the market. I’ll defintely be coming back for more whatever the season!
For further information on the range of Tideford Organics new winter soups visit