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What’s in store from our spankingly fresh new-look magazine, Market Life

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Start spreading the news… because the newly refreshed version of Borough Market’s (twice Guild of Food Writers Award-winning—did we mention that?) magazine Market Life has hit the streets. We’ve updated the cover, the star of which is the amazing carabinero prawn from Spain, courtesy of Furness Fish Markets. Yes, it really is that massive. Sue Quinn, a brilliant food writer, joined our team and wrote a column about what goes into baba ghanoush—the first of her new series, A dish dissected.

But don’t worry, the usual suspects are all there: expert guidance and interviews with our brilliant traders; plenty of original recipes, designed to help you get the best of the ingredients you can find at the Market—our very own Cookbook Club host, author and food writer Angela Clutton shared six very different seasonal recipes from her cookbook The Vinegar Cupboard (Bloomsbury Absolute), while Kathy Slack conjured up a recipe for sorbet made with cucumber and gin. Dee Woods, a cook, community activist and food policy adviser, gave a punchy interview about what needs to be done to improve our food system. Rosie Birkett explained why she finds stone fruits—peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots—so inspiring, while Clare Finney (Fortnum & Mason food writer of the year) visited the Ginger Pig butchery school to find out about a highly skilled craft that is too often overlooked, and Mark Riddaway traced the history of alliums from ancient Egypt to the World War II shortage, via a surprising amount of smut. Plenty to get your teeth into—in every sense.