Sunday, November 2, 2008

Market Report from London

Fulham, the neighbourhood where I stayed in London, had its own daily street market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some house-hold goods. All of the produce was in bowls and you just pointed to the bowl you wanted and they bagged it and weighed it for you.I loved the fact that the old barrows that they used to carry the goods looked like they could have been around for more than 100 years.
Some of the produce was similar to what we have here, but there were things that I couldn't identify. Because of the Afro-Carib mix in the neighbourhood, there were plantains and coconuts, as well as habanero peppers and local apples and pomagranates. Next to the coconuts, there was something that I couldn't identify at all. Although they look like they might be sea-based, I think that they're plant-based. Any hints?


Lucky said...

love the farmers market post from afar! so cool you got a chance to see it!

i have seen these veggies in indian cooking - don't know what they're called - they're like potatoes - starchy. i never liked them :(

crabapple said...

I think that might be taro root.

Pigtown-Design said...

Ohhh. i'd never have thought of taro root!

Julie said...

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