Sarah Huffman [4:53 PM, Eastern Standard Time]
Yesterday was dubbed “Super Saturday” of the Olympics. Why? Because they had 25 medal events going on in one day, the most out of any day during the two week period of the Games.
Not every Saturday can be “Super Saturday” in London, so I’m going to give you some insight on what a normal Saturday is like. The biggest activity that city-dwellers and tourists participate in are markets! There are a number of different markets around the city that have huge displays on Saturday. There is a market for just about everything: antiques, clothing, souvenirs, flowers, knick-knacks, and food. My personal favorite was the Borough Market, which was a large food market located under railway tracks near the River Thames.
Here you would find fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, breads, sweets, cakes, and pastries. The best part about this market were the food stands that were scattered around the perimeter of the market. This is where you would find something the market is famous for, it’s grilled cheese! This is no ordinary grilled cheese. Walking up to the stand you know that these people are cheese experts, mainly by the large wheels of cheese that are bubbling under hot lamps right before your eyes! The sandwich is piled high with a mixture of fresh shredded cheese. They also put in their own concoction of onions and spices to add a little kick. It is pressed with great care and then served! We went back on a weekly basis to get our fill of grilled cheese before we left. Maybe one day I’ll learn how to replicate it here in the states.