In Early February I visited Jokkmokk in the Arctic Circle to photograph the Jokkmokk Winter Market which is considered to have a four hundred-year unbroken tradition and is great fun especially the Reindeer Racing !!
Just spent a week walking in the Italian Dolomites. It’s an area renowned for it’s 3000m jagged peaks of pale , heavily-eroded limestone that shoot up from green pastures and flower strewn meadows. Part of the is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the highlight being a circular walk around the world famous Tre Cime (The Three Peaks) three immense obelisks of sheer rock. The walk starts at the Rifugio Auronzo and you climb to around 2600m.
Had a great walk from Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge on the south bank of the Thames last Sunday but before we started we visited a great food market .
Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey, South East London hosts a fabulous food market every Saturday and Sunday it is run out of the railway arches near Tower Bridge, artisan food and drink producers sell top quality produce and freshly prepared food with the stall holders more than happy to stop and talk about their produce.
Delicious sourdough phatbreads fired in a glorious mobile wood fired oven aka The Phatmobile! Phatbreads are what they call the beautiful sourdough flatbreads adorned with fresh mouthwatering toppings. They are made with the best quality flour from Marriage’s, fantastic organic veg and eggs from Sarah Green Organics and Brambletye Fruit Farm. Top quality cured meats and cheese from Tozino and Black Hand Food, and outstanding fresh meat from Turner and George. What makes them so delicious is the slow fermentation of the sourdough (at least 24 hours), lots of vigorous kneading, good quality flour and cooking them in the blistering hot wood fired oven.
Chef Grant Hawthorne produces award-winning, premium Mozambique-style Peri Peri sauces and marinades, with a selection of street food to showcase their versatility such as pulled pork, chicken Prego rolls, prawns and burgers.
Since the new year I have been working in the Arctic Circle for a commercial client who owns an Hotel and is developing a winter sports and winter experience at the top of the world.The Rally Driving Experience is with the Swedish World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist and the other activities include Dog Sledging, Snow Mobiles, Skiing and 4×4 driving in the snow.
I spent a great deal of time photographing the dog sledging and the wild Reindeer which was a great experience and I can’t wait to have a go with my own team of dogs !!.
The food at the hotel is exceptional and includes Reindeer fillet and Arctic Chard which are from local sources and all the dishes are created by the chef Joel Forsman.