As Saturday was positively balmy by London in December standards, MTV boyfriend and I rode our bikes down to Southbank to check out the Slow Food Market. MTV boyfriend was somewhat bemused by the Slow Food moniker and I explained to him that Slow Food was supposed to the the antithesis of Fast Food. It was food prepared with care as to its provenance in a clean, safe way that does not harm the environment.
The market was smaller than I expected only containing 20 or so stalls, however there was a tempting variety of food on offer as a snack or to take home. One stand was entirely filled with stacks of pungent cheeses while another offered freshly shucked Colchester oysters with a glass of wine.
After much taste testing, I picked up some amazing chutney to take home and we deliberated as to what to have for lunch. We could not resist buying a roast pork roll from the stall which was roasting a whole pig Portuguese style. The aroma was wafting all over the market and the pig had attracted a big queue of customers. The pork was served in a ciabatta with apple sauce and rocket for £4.50. It was my kind of fast food.
If you are in London you can still get to the market today or tomorrow.
Details: Southbank (closest tube Waterloo) London from 20 – 23 December 2008, 12pm – 9pm.