Genius is 1% Inspiration and 99% Bacon…

We apologise for the absence of the blog – our dedicated blogger is writing her Masters’ thesis, and is feeling a little snowed under… But, we have some walking around the Market to do…   In our progressing tour around the bright pastel stalls of our wonderful new Market home, we’ve landed on Cannon and Cannon, specialists in British artisan charcuterie! Now, the boys over at Cannon and Cannon have a lot on their plate. Not only do they scour the nation, finding the highest quality home-reared and home-cured meats to put into markets like the lovely little one we run, they also have a deli in Brixton, and are supplying to more and more restaurants and shops as the days go by. At the rate they’re moving at, with all of their undertakings, it won’t be long before the word “charcuterie” no longer inspires thoughts of the Channel Tunnel, but instead evokes Scottish Red Deer, Suffolk Chorizo, and Dorset Mutton, giving the traditional British charcuterie trade the recognition it deserves. Words like “salumi” (the name for any Italian cured meat, like our beloved salami – who knew?!) and “charcuterie”, are often used to refer to various techniques for curing meats, and can easily seem to refer to a range of practices which are rooted purely in the continent, but this isn’t true! Air, smoke, and salt-cured meats are very British products indeed, and one of the main aims of Cannon and Cannon is to provide the British public with a local and sustainable alternative to the meats imported from the continent. And they’ve done exactly that for us, Pennies! Every weekend, you can pick up some super sizzling sausage, from blood chorizo to herby, meaty goodness, to fill your sandwiches, or just to chomp on when you need a snack. A brilliant addition to our family, and a gorgeous taste of Great Britain at that. As with all of our stallholders, they’re brilliantly informed about each and every one of their incredible products, too, so if you have any questions, or need a recommendation for your first foray into charcuterie… Oh, and just a word of warning, once you’ve tried a little slice of something they’re sampling on the edge of their stall, ready to decide what to buy for use at home, the inevitable may happen…cravings for immediate meat! But once again, they have you covered! Before you start cooking with the meat you’ve bought, you can take a cone full of sliced and mixed meats home to eat, to nip  that craving in the bud! See you soon, Vix x

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Vix Jensen

Vix is an avid writer and blogger, in love with all things London. She has worked for Cosmopolitan Magazine and had pieces of short fiction and non-fiction published in literary magazines around England. She is the Penny Market's resident blogger, tweeter and Facebooker, and is looking forward to watching this amazing venture grow.

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