Why another food blog?
December 5, 2009
As those who know me well can testify, I love food. I love cooking it, I love eating it, and I love talking about it. So when I moved to a flat close to London’s Borough Market a few years ago, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Now, I spend every Saturday morning wandering through the market, buying my week’s supply of beautiful, local, seasonal vegetables, fruit, meat and fish.
People often ask me if it’s expensive to do my food shopping at Borough Market. After all, it’s not known for its two-for-one offers! But I reckon that, because you can pick out exactly you need (rather than being forced to buy a kilo bag of whatever, which is all that’s available in most supermarkets these days) you can do a much less wasteful shop. To that end, I thought I’d have a go at showing the world (that is, if anyone actually bothers having a look at this blog!) that, in these cash-strapped times, it is possible to have tasty, fresh meals, and end up with an empty cupboard at the end of the week.
So, to kick off, here’s what I bought today…
This time of year is one my favourites in the foodie calendar, being a big fan of crunchy green vegetables and gamey meat (hence the brussel tops and pheasant in this week’s shopping bag). And, as I have a quiet weekend at home planned, I’m going to do some very self-indulgent cooking for one. I hope you’ll come back later to see the results.