The 5th Annual London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market on Sunday June 2nd. 6 pizza greats compete for the love and devotion of 850 pizza-loving Londoners at the 5th annual London Pizza Festival. You and 1000 other pizza-loving Londoners will be entrusted with a tremendous responsibility: Consume and compare 6 slices cut from the wood-fired showcase pizzas of the featured pizza makers and then vote in the 2019 London Pizza Festival Champion. Just when you thought pizza in London could not get any bigger or better, world-class imports 50 Kalò (Trafalgar Square via Naples) and Gloria Trattoria (Shoreditch via Paris) have crashed the best-in-London pizza rankings. These pizza conquerers will be put to a stiff test, competing against L’Antica Pizza da Michele (Baker Street) and Theo’s (Camberwell and Elephant and Castle) as well as the mobile upstarts The Dough Shack (south-west London) and Ffwrnes (Cardiff). The 6 competitors will each present a signature pizza and, where necessary, a vegetarian alternative. The only way to try these showcase pizzas in one place at one time is by booking an advance ticket for one of three overlapping afternoon sessions. Book tickets
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Join Borough Market for ‘Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland’, a regional showcase of Northern Irish delicacies from 13th-23rd March. Northern Ireland was awarded the accolade of ‘Best International Food Destination’ at the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards in November last year, firmly cementing its place on the gastronomic world map. This regional showcase will bring to life the acclaimed array of produce sourced from this small, yet mighty, region. On Sunday 17th, there will be a family-free St Patrick’s day celebration, when visitors can enjoy food, drink, cookery demos, live entertainment and of course the great produce of Northern Ireland to sample and purchase. There will be a storytelling corner and face painting to keep the children happy, displays of traditional Irish dancing and cookery demos from Northern Ireland’s celebrity chef Paula McIntyre, with plenty of recipes to take home for visitors to rustle up a St Patrick’s Day feast. Free admission. Find out more >>
Get inspired for your festive cheeseboard at Borough Market’s annual ‘Evening of Cheese’. Wednesday 12th December from 6-9PM Try cheeses from over 20 of Borough Market’s renowned?cheesemongers UK and International producers. ? The popular event will see cheese stalls spread across the Green Market area with?experts on hand to offer recommendations for those looking to create a unique festive cheeseboard, advice on drinks pairings and delicious cheese recipes. One of Borough Market’s guest chefs will also inspire visitors with a festive cheese-based cooking demonstration in the glass-fronted Market Hall’s Demo Kitchen. Customers will be able to see traders competing in the ‘cracking of the parmesan wheel’, a head-to-head competition with Italian stallholder Bianca e Mora, whilst performances from local choirs and carol singers will bring the festive spirit to the market, which will be decorated with Christmas trees and garlands. This is a free event.
Running every Thursday in the Market Hall, Borough Market’s Demonstration Kitchen residencies focus on a particular theme each month. This month: Migration of Taste While some chefs may have adopted methods and ingredients both from the country they were born in and the country they have ended up living in, others may have decided to turn their backs on ‘fusion’ cooking, preferring instead to keep traditional recipes alive. Demo kitchens are free to attend with tasters, cooking tips and recipe cards to take home. 2nd August – 1-2.30pm – Ursula Ferrigno: Italy 9th August – 1-2.30pm – Norman Musa: Malaysia 16th August – 1-2.30pm – Dhruv Baker: Mexico 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Philip Juma: Iraq 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Zoe Adjonyah: Africa See full details
Borough Market’s Auction Against Hunger brings together some of the best chefs in the UK for one night only, and all for a fabulous cause. This is one of the most talked about events in the UK’s hospitality sector, so make sure you have your ticket for this years shindig on 22nd July. James Lowe, Adam Handling, Anna Hansen, Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Hakkasan, Smokestak, Michael Reid, Chantelle Nicholson, Luca, The Begging Bowl, Breddos Tacos, Horn OK Please, BOL Foods and Jennifer Earle are just some of this year’s confirmed chefs, restaurants and traders, in what looks set to be the best line up for the event to date. This the 6th year of Auction Against Hunger, which has raised more than half a million pounds since it began in 2012. These funds have helped support Action Against Hunger’s work saving the lives of malnourished children and providing families with access to safe water and good nutrition. Tickets are £60 per person, which includes entry to the event, seven dishes and five drinks, as well as unlimited snacks from some of London’s best vendors and the chance to bid on some money-can’t-buy lots in an auction. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the charity.
How has food production, distribution, storage, preparation, consumption, waste and culture changed London’s built environment? How has London changed food? What does the future hold? As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2018, Borough Market will host a thought provoking evening of discussion, in partnership with architects DLA Design and the Cambridge University Land Society. This special public debate will bring together experts from the worlds of architecture and food, to explore the impact that food has on our capital city. The talk will take place in Borough Market’s recently completed communal hub, Jubilee Place. The audience will also be invited to sample a delicious spread of food and drink provided by Borough Market’s traders. Book tickets/ Find out more #LoveBorough @Boroughmarket http://boroughmarket.org.uk/
Join Borough Market for a day of un-bee-lievable inspiration on how to support urban bees, as part of Chelsea Fringe. The Market Hall will be buzzing with bee experts who’ll be on hand to dispense inspiring planting ideas for urban spaces, as well as sharing their expertise about hives and urban bee keeping. Local author of ‘Planting for Honey Bees: the growers guide to creating a buzz’, Sarah Wyndham-Lewis will stop by for a live chat, plus there’ll be a chance to meet Dale Gibson of Bermondsey Street Bees. You won’t want to miss the honey cookery demonstration with chef Angela Clutton from 1-2.30pm, plus a special visit from Bee Friendly Trust and their troupe of Waggle dancers! The event is free to all, and will take place in the Market Hall on the 25th May, 10-4pm. Full details
The London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market’s Jubilee Place on Sunday 20th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. Whether you prefer a traditional Italian style margherita or something altogether more experimental, London’s Pizza Festival is the place for you. With six pop up pizzerias to choose from you won’t be disappointed, plus it’s all washed down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price. If spending the day sampling different pizzas is your idea of heaven, then get involved! This year’s pizza makers include The Perfectionists’ Café, Wandercrust, Santa Maria Pizzeria, Hai Cenato, Mother and ‘O ver. Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website.
Join Borough Market on Sunday 22nd April for a family-friendly day filled with food, music, storytelling and theatre, celebrating the influence Saint George has had around the world. His cross is on our flag and we have claimed the day of his death as our national day, but it would be a stretch to claim Saint George as our own. In fact, this Turkish-born Roman soldier is patron saint not only of countries ranging from England and Lithuania to Ethiopia and Catalonia but of butchers, shepherds and farmers too! Sample unique St George’s day products regular traders and marvel at the things on offer from special guests too, including a performance of George and the Dragon from local theatre group the Lion’s Part, a dance around the maypole as you may never have seen it before from Folk Dance Remixed and the construction of a human tower from the Castellers of London. Borough regular Luke Mackay will be in the Demo Kitchen, along with Dom from trader Northfield Farm, for free cooking demonstrations highlighting meat and butchery. Whether he’s your patron saint or not, the multicultural sounds, smells and tastes of St George’s Day are not to be missed!
Celebrating the recent rise in popularity of plant-based food, #BOSHFEST, will take place at Borough Market this April. Founded by two friends from Sheffield, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, BOSH! produce all-plant versions of classic dishes that are free from meat, eggs and dairy but still totally full of flavour. Taking place in Borough Market Hall on 19th April, from 7pm and midnight, #BOSHFEST will be an opportunity for food lovers to celebrate or explore plant-based eating. There will be the chance to browse food stalls, learn all-plant cookery tips and watch inspirational talks and demos. The festival will coincide with the publication of BOSH!, the debut cookbook from Henry and Ian. With over 140 recipes, there is something to appeal to everyone, whether following a vegan based diet or just curious to try something different. The dishes are easy, delicious and playful, redefining the ‘v-word’. Festival attendees will receive samples of BOSH! food and cocktails, as well as a goody bag with a copy of the just-published cookbook. Tickets are available to purchase from bosh.tv/boshfest. For updates on the line-up of suppliers, speakers and musicians keep an eye on social media (Facebook @bosh.tv | Instagram @bosh.tv | Twitter @boshtv)