Sunday, 18 November 2007

Nottingham food market

I love markets of all sorts - craft markets, general goods market, farmers market, plants and gardening markets. But most of all I love food markets. The bustle, the crowd of food loving people, the smell of snacks and food cooking in the air, the variety of fresh produce on offer, and ingredients that you often won't find at most supermarkets. And the tasting. And some food markets, like the London Borough Market, one could get filled up just going around the stalls and tasting the numerous samples.

Nottingham does not have a regular market but as part of the run-up to christmas a food market has been set up once a month in mid-October, mid-November and late-December (to coincide with the annual German christmas market and a new ice rink in the market square this year). I've been to the market last month and came away with some really nice produce and was eager to visit again this month.

We were having some friends over for the afternoon and dinner yesterday so it was a pretty quick walk around the market without lingering too much. But I'll be back next month!

Organic burgers and sausages from the French Longhorn breed
Organic burgers and sausages from the French Longhorn breed

Various fortified wines and cider on sale
Selling wine

Ostrich burgers. I bought some ostrich fillet steaks and kangaroo burgers for later in the week.
Ostrich burgers

Organic produce
Organic produce

Bread
Bread

Cakes and bakes
Cakes and bakes

Different varieties of cheddar that we bought, having tried the lemon & pepper and garlic & coriander, which were gorgeous. If you are in the UK, you can order direct from their farm shop at http://www.postacheese.com/
Different varieties of cheddar

2 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love walking through food market too, not only the smell of food being cooked but look at the spread of stuff on display. FUN!

Nilmandra said...

Indeed. I miss pasar malam :)

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