Disabled Access Day

Borough Market marks Disabled Access Day with a BSL signed cookery demo

Disabled Access Day is a nationwide initiative, designed to celebrate venues and organisations that provide good access for disabled people while encouraging people to try new things. Run by Euan’s Guide, a listings and review site that helps disabled people make the most of the experiences available to them, the event started in 2015 and is growing year on year. Borough Market has been involved from the start. In fact, so inspiring was the response to the Market’s British Sign Language interpreted cookery demonstration at the first Disabled Access Day celebration, signed demos have since become a regular part of its schedule.

For the 2017 event, Borough Market will be hosting a live cookery demonstration with Lesley Holdship, themed around the connection between our different senses—sight, aroma, taste—and the manner in which we experience food. Lesley will be supported by a BSL interpreter.

The menu is designed to enable the audience to experience all five senses and will be repeated in both demos:

Umami:  mushroom and spring herb broth
Sour:  ceviche
Bitter:  roast radicchio with balsamic vinegar dressing
Sweet:  chantenay carrots with thyme and maple syrup
Salt:  salted dark chocolate brownie cookies

Join Lesley for tips, tastings and recipes on Saturday 11th March in the Market Hall. The demos are running between 12-1pm and 1.30-2.30pm.