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Farmed algae omega-3, ‘wonky veg’ hummus and organic face masks made of unwanted hemp husks. These are just some of the exciting and innovative sustainable products available to try at Borough Market during this year’s London Food Tech Week.

From November 2 to November 4 2017, the UK’s first Food Tech Village will pop-up at the Market Hall showcasing some of the world’s most cutting-edge Food Tech companies.

The public will get the chance to taste innovative food and drink and experience the technology of the future for themselves, some of which has never been seen – or eaten - before in this country.

Claire Pritchard, Borough Market trustee said: “Sustainability is pivotal to Borough Market’s operation, which is why we’re delighted to host this showcase of innovative Food Tech companies for London Food Tech Week. We think this Food Tech Village will take people’s experience of Borough Market to a whole new level, whilst giving people a glimpse into the future of food and drink innovation.”

Some of the companies showcasing their products at the Food Tech Village include:

Simris Alg: The world cannot cope with current levels of mass production in terms of animal products. Based in Sweden, Simris Alg is developing a pioneering solution to this issue: the production of omega-3 from farmed algae as a premium alternative to fish oil.

ChicP: Recognising that 40% of British crops are rejected because of their shape or size, ChicP is a raw vegetable hummus company that is dedicated to producing delicious dips using so-called ‘wonky veg’.

Fresh Check: Fresh Check is revolutionising the way we understand infection by making bacterial contamination visible with a simple colour change from blue to orange. Its products include; Fresh Check Spray, an easy solution for detecting dangerous contaminants like bacteria and bleach, and Smart Use-By Date, which provides an easy on-the-spot guide to the safety of your food. If the label is blue you are good to go but if it is orange you know youcan throw the food away.

Optiat: This beauty company gives a new lease of life to ingredients that would otherwise be discarded. The product range includes organic face masks made from unloved hemp husks and body scrubs consisting of coffee grounds.

Nadia El Hadery, Founder and CEO at YFood, which organises London Food Tech Week, said: “This is the third year London Food Tech Week has been held. This year, we wanted to normalise the concept of Food Tech for Londoners and visitors to give them a unique insight into this amazing, dynamic industry, which is where the idea of the Food Tech Village came from. The UK’s first Food Tech Village is a unique opportunity for people to see first hand some of the world’s most cutting-edge food and Food Tech innovations, that will ultimately help us as humans enjoy a much more sustainable future.”

The Food Tech Village at Borough Market is completely free to attend, but those looking to get more of an inside look at what’s in store during London Food Tech Week can visit www.yfood.com/london-food-tech-week. A standard week pass to London Food Tech Week starts from £1,000 with 70% off for food tech start-ups.


Miami Beach is the latest instalment from Backyard Cinema, the UK's only theme-changing cinema responsible for The Last Chapel, The Winter Night Garden and The Lost World. Not just your average cinema, Backyard Cinema will bring the Miami heat to Borough with a tropical beach and exotic cocktails to accompany screenings of classic films and blockbusters. Ticket holders will exchange city footwear for flip-flops at the door and tropical outfits are encouraged.

Miami Beach has begun Backyard Cinema's permanent home at Mercato Metropolitano in Borough. For more information and tickets head to: www.backyardcinema.co.uk

Rewind back to a retro version of Miami and enter the immersive world of Backyard Cinema – the only guaranteed summer experience this season.

Backyard will show a selection of films celebrating sun, sand and all things tropical. Whether it’s a night out with mates, that special date or an evening with the kids, come and soak up the ‘sun’ at the Flamingo Beach Bar before settling into the famous giant beanbags to feel the sand between your toes.

Dominic Davies, the company founder says, "We've filled the cinema with 32 tons of sand and are ready to show some of the best summer films the cinematic world has to offer. Make sure you paint your toenails, ticket holders will have the chance to swap civilian shoes for their very own Backyard Cinema flip flops making this a cinema experience you truly remember. All this combined with no chance of rain!? This is going to be the best summer yet!."

Celebrate the ultimate summer line up in style. The Miami beach setting promises to be a place for all to enjoy. Whether you’re a film buff, date night couple or a kid there’s something for everyone. With new and old classics such as Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing and Scarface to La La Land, Lego Batman and Moana

Based in South London's Mercato Metropolitano in Borough, Backyard Cinema's sand-filled, Miami experience hosts giant beanbag seating and an in house bar serving a selection of themed cocktails alongside craft beers, cider, prosecco & Mocktails so the kids don't have to miss out.

Backyard Cinema is the first permanent themed cinema in London with an exciting selection of seasons planned throughout the year, treating customers to a completely different experience every time they go. Since moving into the new permanent home they have produced a jungle adventure, Lost World, The Last Chapel and an enchanted Christmas forest, The Winter Night Garden. Miami Beach arrives on 30th May. For more information and tickets head to: www.backyardcinema.co.uk


Get your street food hot dog on on Thursdays at Corsica Studios. The creative space, named The Paperworks and run by Corsica Studios have teamed up with Wayne Wong's Hot Dogging Bar - sounds rather promiscuous doesn't it but we promise you it's all good clean foodie fun.

Found 5 minutes from the foodie mecca that is Borough, Th Paperworks have expanded their programme of music and creative experiences to include this street food and drinks evening.

Every Thursday expect street food pioneer Fleisch Mob to offer a gourmet hot-dog and cocktail combo for just £5! What a bargain!

Open 5-11 Thursday-Sat.

48-50 Newington Causeway SE1 6DR

Meat School Borough Market

Londoner? Love your meat? Love learning stuffs? Well then get your place at Meat School in Borough Market.

Borough Market’s Cannon & Cannon have just launched a new Meat School for Christmas perfect to perfect your skills and impress someone with a festive meaty feast or to buy someone as a present for Christmas!
A new range of cured meat related culinary courses will be launching in time for Christmas, providing the lucky recipients with the opportunity to choose from a selection of mouthwatering meaty topics and the giver a unique and practical gift idea.  Meat School, the brainchild of British cured meat specialist Sean Cannon, will initially offer courses run from their new purpose built facility in the heart of London’s Borough Market as of next year.

Working in partnership with a team of British artisans, Meat School will offer a range of courses and tastings, covering different aspects of the meat industry, including butchery, cured meat production, home curing, terrines & pates, pie making and sausage making.

Tutors running the courses will include:

Lisa Scothern
Lisa trained intensively, under the guidance of master butcher Ray Smith of River Cottage fame and his wife Mary. As first year alumini from the only Artisan food educational establishment in the UK, Lisa finished the year with an advanced diploma in artisan food production and a wealth of knowledge from all reaches of the continent. Three years were spent gaining additional business knowledge and tweaking recipes before starting cured meat production as The Sherwood Charcutier.

Lisa is a British Pig Executive accredited sausage and pie judge and offers consultancy to farm shops and deli’s, as well as offering a small holders butchery service

Hugo Jeffreys
With a previous life in music and sound engineering, Hugo made the leap into food following redundancy.  He has worked with Chef Nuno Mendes, and at the E5 bakehouse.  Today he produces cured and fermented meat from the best British animals that he can get his hands on for his company Blackhand Foods.

He firmly believes that throwing away food is a sin, so finds ways to utilise every part of the animal with the very minimum of waste.


Andrew Sharp
Andrew’s passions are meat, food and farming. His aim is to pass on the knowledge he has gained over a lifetime working on the land rearing animals; in the trade, building a reputation as an artisanal butcher and as an advocate, of promoting better understanding of the meat we consume.

How to book
Each Meat School course will be booked online at www.cannonandcannon.com/meatschool, with customers choosing their preferred topic and course length (note, site will be live 01.12.14)

A full course including beer and meat to take home will be £125. A range of shorter introductory tastings and beer/wine pairing talks will also be on offer starting at £25

All bookings made in December (only 16 courses available) receive a Cannon & Cannon cured meat selection plus a presentation voucher (vouchers for £50 and £125 available)

The web site will go live on December 1st with full details and courses to purchase.

Courses will commence week of 29/02/2015

edwinsEdwins Neighbourhood Brasserie is coming to Borough this month (March) and it's getting on the soft launch bandwagon and offering 50% off to lucky Londoners.

The new restaurant is small, only seating 40 and named after Edwin Brady. Hot Dinners have dug up a bit of information on the seemingly infamous Brady-

"He initially ran the site as St George's Tavern from 1883 as both a pub and museum of curiosities. A further googling reveals he was described in a court report in the Times in 1901 as being "famous in the neighbourhood as a museum, the appellant [Brady] having a very large collection of stuffed animals, skeletons and other curiosities". Apparently "The Hole in the Wall" as it was later called, closed in 1901 following complaints about fliers advertising for corpses."

Lovely. But we're certainly not complaining when we get to try it for 50% less than normal. Prices when operating normally are in the region of £5.50 for small plates, £13 for mains and cocktails from £8.

The menu will offer dishes like steak tartare, clams and mussels with chilli and garlic and grilled seafood bouillabaisse.

Find Edwin's Neighbourhood Brasserie at 202 Borough High Street, SE1. To book the soft launch, email hello@edwinsborough.co.uk.

Open fully on March 17th.