Borough Market’s Festive Kitchen to stream from Christmas Facebook channel

One of London’s most famous markets is launching a digital pop-up to inspire Londoners and food shoppers in the run up to Christmas.

Borough Market’s Festive Kitchen has been created to share one of Christmas’s greatest pleasures – family and friends gathering in the warmth of the kitchen to chat and prepare food.

The specially constructed kitchen set will provide a bustling backdrop to showcase Borough Market stallholders’ array of seasonal produce, along with meat, baking, vegetable, chocolate and floristry masterclasses from expert traders.

A cast of chefs and food experts will be hosting cook alongs, sharing Christmas cookery tips and conversation – all streamed live from Borough Market’s Festive Kitchen on its Christmas Facebook channel.

Starting on December 2 and running Wednesdays to Fridays throughout the month, the packed schedule of live streamed activities and events is designed to bring to life some of the Market traders’ exceptional ingredients and provide inspiration for festive recipes, Christmas food and drink selections.

Three hosts will each spend a week curating and presenting the programme; Angela Clutton food writer, presenter and author of the multi-award-winning cookbook The Vinegar Cupboard; Bettina Campolucci Bordi, founder of Bettina’s Kitchen and an expert on plant-based cooking; and Edd Kimber, winner of the very first Great British Bake Off.

Festive Kitchen highlights which are free of charge will include cooking demos from Borough Market Kitchen favourites, the 12 Cheese pairings of Christmas featuring the Market’s cheese traders and Christmas cookery surgeries.

Kate Howell, director of development and communications at Borough Market, said: “We know that Christmas will be different for many of us this year and we want to bring some special Borough Market cheer to the whole country with our trader tips and fantastic guests from the food world.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home at Christmas and with families and friends potentially having to stay apart, we want to encourage people to come together as a community online, have some fun and learn something new.

“We hope that these events streamed live from our Borough Market Festive Kitchen to kitchens across the UK will inspire people to get creative with their cooking and try different ingredients from our independent traders for their festive table.”

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Main pic: Festive Kitchen features Edd Kimber

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