Tunbridge Wells

July 24th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »
Bakewell and Treacle Tarts
Bakewell and Treacle Tarts

I think I have finally caught up from our trip to England and France, more than a month after we got back.  There are a few final things I wanted to mention. We spent a fun weekend in Tunbridge Wells in Kent with some of my best friends and unsurprisingly food featured heavily on the itinerary.

Trevor Mottram is the most amazing kitchen shop I have ever been into. It is truly an emporium, stuffed to the gills with all manner of kitchen gadgets, utensils and paraphenalia. A dangerous place for a kitchen geek with a credit card.

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Farmers Markets are as popular in the UK as they are here and we caught one of the two Tunbridge Wells markets. This one has a range of meats, vegetables, preserves and baked goods and even a stall dedicated to Scandinavian foods.

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We enjoyed looking at the wares of this local butcher, who as well as their handsome bike had a tuk-tuk for deliveries.

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It was also in Tunbridge Wells that AD had his first taste of real English fish and chips and mushy peas.

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We never worked out what these people were doing. They seemed to just be promenading around town.

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