We partnered with TOAST to create a special series of events in March 2015 to delve into the history, science and politics of our kitchen staples. This video shows some of the highlights from the first talk: Milk.
Steve Hook - farmer and owner of Hook & Son raw milk, and star of documentary The Moo Man
Dil Peeling - Campaign Director of Compassion in World Farming
Lee-Anna Rennie - “The Dairy Maid” and dairy coordinator at The School of Artisan Food
Charlie Taverner - business reporter at Farmers Weekly, the leading trade magazine for British farmers
Moderator: Bee Wilson - food writer and historian, and author of ‘Consider the Fork’
For more information on TOAST go to http://www.eatdrinktoast.com
This Christmas Borough Market is inviting you to pucker up in a bid to generate enough energy to connect our Christmas lights - and at the same time set a new world record.
To mark our 1,000th Christmas in Southwark, we are attempting 1,000 simultaneous kisses under a breathtaking 300 square ft ceiling of individually tied bunches of mistletoe – one for every couple taking part in the Market Hall. You don't need to have a kiss on the lips- or a partner, just a peck on the cheek with a friend or family member would do so Mums, Dads, friends and kids are all invited on Tuesday 16th December at 12:30pm.
Individuals will act as a circuit and will switch on the lights as they ‘connect’ by sharing their special Christmas kiss. Academic David Farmer from Royal Holloway University has worked out that the total amount of calories burned by 1,000 one-second kisses converts into enough energy to power Borough’s Christmas display for 11 minutes.