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Get yourself in a pickle at the House of Ferment

Isabelle Aron

Can't get enough of kimchi? Londoners' appetite for fermented food has been stewing away over the last few months and now Borough Market has teamed up with the Science Gallery at King’s College London and Grizedale Arts, to launch a pop-up installation dedicated to all things pickled.

Throughout the week you'll be able to feast on fermented foods including sourdough and local cheese, teaming it up with a glass of nettle ‘champagne’, which hopefully tastes better than it sounds. And this is no fast food. Over the past ten years, the folks at Grizedale Art’s farm HQ have been nurturing billions of bacteria to grow six different cultures, which have been used to create over 30 fermented products that will be up for grabs at the pop-up. Okay, it sounds a bit gross when you think about ten-year-old bacteria being the starting point, but it's all free, so focus on that.

Once you’ve had your fill of pickled goods, they’re also hosting a series of talks and workshops on how we consume food and the history and future of fermentation and food preservation. 

The House of Ferment is at Borough Market, 6 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL. July 7–11, 10.30am–7pm, free entry.


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