Borough Talks

Location: Borough Market

June 16, 2021 - June 16, 2021

London’s iconic Borough Market has announced dates for the next instalment of its popular online culinary series ‘Borough Talks’. Now in its third season, the events are being hosted at lunchtime via zoom, creating the perfect break from work for food fans.  

As with previous series, the latest instalment of Borough Talks will be hosted by award-winning food writer and host of Borough Market Cookbook Club, Angela Clutton. Talks will take place between 1pm-2pm and are free to join. The programme can be found below.  

Wednesday 16th June, 1 – 2pm  

Borough Talks…. The meat vs non-meat debate 

The rise of veganism is often portrayed as the argument for good planetary and personal health – the implication being that meat production and consumption is, the problem. There is increasing acceptance, though, that the real picture for us and for the planet is not nearly as simple as that. This event will lead with a positive discussion  of the environmental nuances of how meat and non-meat produce are farmed, as we try to unpick and give perspective to this too-often  polarised debate. 

With chef and climate-change campaigner Tom Hunt, who recently published Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet and Jan McCourt whose Northfield Farm butchery has been trading at Borough Market for 21 years championing slow rearing of rare and traditional British breeds. 

Kate Howell, Director of Communications and Engagement at Borough Market said: “Our relationship with food has changed in the last year, with many brushing up on their home cooking skills and others craving the enjoyment of having someone prepare a dish for them. This latest series of Borough Talks not only looks at the impact the pandemic has had on our eating habits but also looks to the future, giving us food for thought on how our behaviour may evolve.. For those unable to join the events or who have perhaps missed our previous series, all of the Talks are available as part of the Borough Market podcast.” 

 Borough Market remains open for business from Monday to Saturday, with al fresco dining available and social distancing measures in place.?In January, the Market became the first outdoor venue to legally enforce the mandatory wearing of face masks. Controlled entry and exits points have been put in place to manage numbers and social distancing. Those not complying with these rules face a £50 fine.  

From May, the Market will extend its trading hours to include Sundays for the first time in recent history, to provide the local community with access to high quality, sustainable produce, seven days per week.  More than 30 producers will be open from 10am to 2pm, serving meats, fish, fruit & veg, bread & baked goods and store cupboard essentials. Hot food and drink will not be served during these hours. 

For those unable to visit the Market, a number of alternative services are available, providing customers access to the high-quality produce of the Market’s traders*. For more information visit: 

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