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I didn’t cook much when I lived in Paris, preferring to go out to restaurants or friends but I loved going to the market. Like in Beirut where I grew up, most of the produce was seasonal and it all looked gorgeous. Sadly, there are few places in London where I love to shop in the same way: La Fromagerie, Pimlico Road farmers’ market and Leila’s Shop which fortunately is closer to home and where I bought this gorgeous radicchio the other day for my lunch. I am not sure why I don’t go back to my old habits of shopping daily, walking over there every morning to buy my lunch. I think I will make it my new resolution for this spring if it ever arrives. Shame I don’t also have a butcher and fishmonger nearby. Or just a farmers market!


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    Goodness, it looks too beautiful to eat. A bowl of this could be a splendid centerpiece. I’d love to grow this!


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    let me know if you manage to do it 🙂


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    Hi Anissa, you probably know this, but in case you don’t… there’s a nice fishmongers on Broadway Market if you ever walk up that way – they buy a lot of their stock direct from one family of sustainable day-boat fishers in Cornwall, and the fish is beautifully fresh: http://www.finandflounder.com/. And for meat, a great organic farmer/butcher brings his van to the market every Saturday – Matthew from Longwood Farm in Suffolk: http://longwoodfarm.co.uk/


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    Thanks for letting me know charlotte. now that the weather is nice, i can walk up there 🙂

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