Get Yourself In A Pickle

It appears that Londoners just can’t get enough of the latest food trend that’s taken the city by storm. Borough Market has partnered with the Science Gallery at King’s College London and Grizedale Arts to launch a new popup, House of Ferment to celebrate pickled goods. There was us thinking that pickled delicacies were a rather niche (*unpopular) choice, but it appears they’ve got quite the following. Throughout this week, (7th-11th July) the market will be hosting a fermented food feast accompanied by sourdough and local cheeses, all served with a glass of nettle ‘champagne’ or kombucha – we’re not too sure what these entail, but are excited to give them a try!

This multi-functional art installation incorporates a range of edible fermented cultures (not the usual culture you’re used to reading about though). For those of you who aren’t familiar with Grizedale Art, they own a farm HQ where, for years they have been experimenting with growing bacteria to nurture 6 different cultures and create over 30 fermented products that will be on sale at the event. If this doesn’t appeal to the rookie pickled foodie inside of you, then there will also be a series of talks and workshops centred around how we as a nation consume food and how this seemingly historical food is coming back into our lives and significantly changing how we consume food on a daily basis. An insightful topic on food fermentation and preservation – and all for free!

Gather your bravest foodie friends and head down to the House of Ferment in Borough Market this week for your chance to test the water on this new controversial food trend.