From the source
And the incriminations don't stop there. Yesterday's Guardian told us that the much touted detox superstar, soya milk, is now deemed toxic. Sound preposterous? It gets worse, the evidence has been around for years- some 4000 odd apparently. Soya was made back in China but 'not to drink, except in times of famine'. It is linked to a host of nasty illnesses and diseases including male infertility. So put down those soya frappe lattes.
Enough horror stories of what we eat being not what we thought. Not that we really ever took much notice to the Daily Mail scare mongering until the Cadbury salmonella scandal broke. But now we have had enough. If we are going to get the next E-coli strain, we at least want to be able to trace it back to the source. No more nameless, faceless flirtations with our health anymore. Well, at least our gastronomical health.
Luckily in London we are well supplied with 12 Farmer's Markets, and it is them in particular that we are after. Borough, Spitalfields and Portobello Road are food markets, not farmer's markets. The difference is that farmer's markets don't allow middleman, it has to be the real deal. And that is more than we can say about some of Blair's supposed 'free' trade agreements.
And you thought you could just go around calling us fat and lazy. Right back at ya Tony.
For a full list of London's farmer's markets check out: www.lfm.org.uk.
The Marylebone market is London's largest. It is centrally located and open Sundays from 10-2. Perfect for the trimmings to a Sunday roast when you had better things to shop for on Saturday. And if you get there and think this all too David Cameron eco-friendly, head to the Ginger Pig, around the corner at 8-10 Moxon Street, W1. Still not mass-market, and one of the most respected meat producers in England.
Oh, and Liam Gallagher was lurking around the Marylebone market last Sunday. To be expected really, he does have a pad around the corner. But we already knew that Marylebone was London's celeb Oasis.