An update from Dance Professor Shelley Berg:
The SMU London Arts students, as part of their investigation of all things “performative” in the city of London, spent an indulgent morning exploring Borough Market in the Southwark area of South London. There has been a market in this area since 1014 and, by the 13th century, grain, vegetable, fish and livestock traders relocated to what is now the Borough Market site. There are currently over 100 traders, who ply their wares there, both local and international. The high standards of the Market are ensured by an impartial panel of food experts that “ensure that the taste, provenance and quality of foods sold are all regularly measured and maintained and support small traders to meet these standards.”
The students trolled the stalls, sampled the extensive foodstuffs and gathered fresh ingredients – both familiar and unfamiliar – for family dinners at their flats. They found sumptuous displays of mushrooms and truffles, steaming pans of paella, silky goat cheese ice cream (raspberry and chili was only one of the flavors), and fresh bread baked in flower pots. Take a look at their terrific photos of their experience.