With only two things left to tick off (Oysters and Sweetbreads. I mean meats. SweetMeats!) we hopped over to Columbia Road Flower Market in hunt of Colchester Oysters – a Sunday market stall selling the little blighters.
It’s a pretty bare set up – a work surface, a knife, a box of oysters, a tub full of chunks of lemon and a bottle o’ tabasco sauce.
And that’s it.
We bought two – dripped a bit of tabasco onto them and ate them.
The guy recommended we chew on them a bit – to ensure we taste the oyster not the ocean.
They were nice enough – I wouldn’t order them in a restaurant – but they weren’t disgusting.
We hotfooted it from east to west, and returned to Fortnum and Mason – if they sell kumquats out of season, they’re surely going to sell Sweet Meats?
And – breathe – they did!
They were kind of glace fruits, mixed in with marzipan etc.
If I’m honest – more than anything – they were just overpriced sweets.
But probably a lovely thing to have with a posh/pricey meal.
Sweet meats ticked off too – 23:Eat complete.
1. Jellied Eels
2. Pig Cheeks
3. Sweet Meats
4. Bubble tea
5. Dried Insects
6. Quails egg
7. Creme de menthe
8. Frogs legs
11. Nettle tea
13. Steak Tartare
14. Dandelion Wine
16. Pea Soup
17. Root beer float
19. Ox Heart
21. Spotted Dick