Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Travel Bite: Borough Market, London

I snapped these pics at Borough Market, London's oldest food emporium, which was originally established on the south bank of the Thames when the Romans built the first London Bridge. It attracted traders who were selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. Today it's the country's most important retail market for fine foods and has been at its current location for 250 years beneath the railway viaducts off Burough High Street.

This hare-raising spectacle gave me a sinking feeling, having long eschewed eating anything that high on the cute animal meter. I know it’s about as shallow as only dating guys that look like George Clooney, but boycotting bunnies is actually doable.

My heart cried foul for these hanging victims at the gourmandize gallows, though it did strike me as so very British. The only thing missing was Jonathan Rhys Meyers decked out in Henry VIII regalia with pheasant schmaltz and feathers on his face.


  1. I just love the open markets in the UK and France. Great pictures. I am not much of a fan of wild rabbit but these could easily be farm raised and they are delicious as are the pheasants. Both rabbits and pheasants are plentiful in the UK with all its pastures and fields. I have friends in the Peaks and you actually have to be careful driving as there are so many pheasants running around. Rabbits are pretty efficient at turning their food into protein and much better than cows. I do prefer to have the butcher clean them though. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ah, you know the game better than I.