Since avoiding gluten, I really miss good pasta. Although most gluten free pastas serve the purpose, they just don’t cut it when it comes to a satisfying texture. They can be either a bit grainy or too chewy, so I was super excited to try out some pasta by the Italian company, Dialcos www.dialcos.it. It was bound to be good as Italians are the pasta experts. I wasn’t disappointed, the tagliatelle was wonderful, with a wonderful rich pasta flavor and smooth texture. I added Amatriciana sauce to it and it was just perfect. The difficult part was not eating too much- it was that good!
“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
― Sophia Loren
I thought that the one place I would find something gluten free to eat, easily would be Borough Market. Saturday is a main market day and along with stalls selling produce, there is an abundance of lunchtime vendors.
It was totally packed with visitors at lunchtime, which made it a bit of a challenge to see what was on offer. The majority of food items that I could see were wrapped in or served with bread of various kinds, and I found it quite difficult to find anything. After a few laps around the market (not at a fast enough pace to burn off the lunch that was to follow!), I found some Stir Fry Scallops (3 scallops with stir fry vegetables and crispy bacon) from a company called Shellseekers. I’m not certain whether they were gluten free, but they seemed the safest bet.
They were really fresh and delicious, and pretty good value.