the rural capital of food

It’s our first family holiday since we’ve arrived in the UK and we are back in our old stomping grounds, Melton Mowbray. We lived here from 2010-2011 and it’s nice to be back.

It was strange how little the town seems to have changed in the eight years since we were last here, but that’s kind of the way rural market towns are. A few shops have changed but we watched changes like that happen during the year that we spent here.

Today, besides the kids going to the cinema with their grandparents, was about visiting the cattle and farmers market.

The kids really enjoyed seeing the sheep and cows as well as buying toys from the market stalls. My highlight, besides picking up a copy of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s massive book on raising and cooking meat (at the end of this post), was this sandwich.

The pork was raised in nearby Rutland by [Farmer Lou]( and came complete with stuffing and apple sauce. It was a very heavy brunch indeed.