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Food,Glorious Food: World’s Greatest Food Markets – #3/3 – Delhi



World’s Greatest Food Markets This three-part series World’s Greatest Food Markets will see presenter and market trader Roger Barton (known as the Bastard of Billingsgate Market) visit the planet’s best foodie bargaining spots. Barton will travel to New Fulton Fish Market in New York, where traders rack up a staggering billion dollars-worth of trade each year, plus the Mercado Central del Abasto market in Mexico City and the hustle and bustle of Azadpur Market in Delhi – the biggest fruit and veg market in Asia. Barton will see if he has what it takes to sell glorious grub in each place, and will meet some of the vibrant characters and personalities that make these spots come alive.

New York

Roger Barton visits food markets across the globe and pits himself against some of the sharpest traders, examining the competition, culture and personalities that keep these places thriving and the residents of Earth’s great metropolises fed. He begins by spending three weeks at the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx, New York City, where a billion dollars of business is done each year. Can he compete with its ruthless traders and the worst winter storms in decades to make a profit?


In episode 2, Roger visits Mexico City’s Central de Abasto as he continues to pit himself against some of the world’s sharpest traders. The wholesale food market is the largest of its kind on the planet, and $10billion flows through it each year as its produce feeds one of the world’s biggest metropolises, but Roger has his work cut out as there’s not a single fish in sight.



Roger Barton heads to New Delhi’s Azadpur fruit and vegetable market, the largest of its type in Asia and so big it feeds not only the city, but provides food for the whole of India. Having been badly stung in Mexico, Roger wants to regain his pride, but to make a profit he will have to overcome entrenched family values, powerful middlemen and a business system run on trust and credit.

plus read the review of the New York episode at the Telegraph

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