Free things to do in London: Borough Market's "Christmas in 60 Minutes" demo kitchen

Christmas at Borough Market

One of London’s oldest food markets (founded in 1014!) and certainly the highest-regarded, Borough Market has over 100 stalls selling some of the country’s best produce: traders go through rigorous testing to ensure their products meet the high standards consumers expect here.

You’ll have to believe me when I say I’m a huge fan: Borough Market hasn’t appeared on this blog as many times as I thought (because food>photos) but I pop to Southwark every couple of months and whenever my family are in London it’s no.1 on their must-visit list.

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This Christmas Borough Market is hosting demos with chef Katherine Frelon, who’ll show you how to create quick and easy festive food on Thursday 1st, 8th and 15th December from 12.30-2.00pm—and these demonstration kitchens are free!

I gladly accepted an invitation for the special preview evening and a small group of bloggers were welcomed in from the cold with delicious Cider House mulled cider and the sound of Christmas classics.

Katherine showed us how to make chocolate bark and Christmassy teas. Both are super easy but look so impressive and will be perfect gifts (if they last that long, you know what I’m saying).

How to get involved

You don’t need tickets for any Demo Kitchen events: just turn up!

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Our #demokitchen suppliers

Chocolate bark: chocolate from Chocolicious, turkish delight from The Turkish Deli, pistachios from Oliveology, liquorish from Sweet Roots, dried and candied fruit from Borough Nuts
Festive tea and chutney: fruit and veg from Elsey and bent, spices from Spice Mountain, cheesecloth and twine from Borough Kitchen
Celebratory post-demo cheeseboard: Aged gouda from Borough Cheese, Lord London cheese from Alsop & Walker, Truffle cows cheese from Bianca e Mora, bread from Olivier’s Bakery

The other bloggers

The Baking Backpacker
Cake + Whisky
Dominique Eloïse
Food & Baker
Island Bell
Le Petit Oeuf

TL;DR

Make sure you visit Borough Market this Christmas!

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