Photographer and travel writer Peter Jones has seen it all and eaten everywhere. At least, this is what he tells me and he’s certainly got the stories and knowledge to back up these claims. It’s one of the reasons his show, Jones on Food and Travel, is so entertaining. That and the guests are half the reason I initially agreed to put on not only my Banburian hat but also my Fabulous Foodie hat for do a regular spot called ‘Deborah Dishes on Food’ and then became a full on co-presenter. The other half of the reason is that I get to be a food taster when samples arrive. We’ve tried everything from cheese to Caribbean food, fish and chips to pork pies – and quite a lot of chocolate.
If you’ve got the travel bug or are curious about all things culinary, check out the show on the first Monday of each month from 10am-1pm on Puritans Radio, where you can listen live. You can also listen to the last few installments via links below.
November 6: Once again, we’re covering an impressive array of topics – some scheduled, others spontaneous.
- 0:30—26:07 Travel Talk with Lindsey and Dawn, Gold Travel Counsellors – the latest news, the future of the high street travel agents, cottage holidays, how trips are put together …
- 26:12—47:55 Catching up with Sue Marchant of Essentially England about, traditional English food, the pitfalls of historical research and great English villages …
- 48:05—1:02:24 Interview with John Bellinger, landlord of Banbury’s latest micropub Old Town Ale
- 1:02:26—1:09:00 Peter regales Patrick & Deborah with tales of his trip to Gloucestershire – the motorway services (no, seriously), cheese, cake, smoked salmon and eels.
- 1:09:01—1:35:44 Peter revisits Savernake Knives for an update.
- 1:35:53—1:52:44 We confess to having had a tasting of cheese and cake off air, we learn WAY too much about eels, why you should never buy cider in the dark and that Peter has brought no flapjacks to share.
- 1:52:47—2:03:23 Then Patrick explains to Deborah what wines to serve at holiday feasts and which course to really splash out on. And once we get on booze, we can’t stop – it’s all gin & tonic all around.
- 2:03:24—2:17:20 Local family, the Pigotts, made it to the finale of Big Family Cooking Showdown with Rosemary Schrager, so Peter replays his Food Fair interview with Rosemary
- 2:17:20—2:28:16 Is Rum the next big thing? Patrick says yes! And apparently bourbon is also very much on the up – and no, we don’t just mean Jack Daniels. Then the three of us, we wrap up with a bit of what’s been happening in Banbury (or not happening, in some cases).
October 2: On the latest edition of “Jones on Food and Travel” we cover travel from all angles – in the news (talking about Monarch Airlines), in the air (with Captain Brown) and on the high seas (aboard Cunard). We talk about far away destinations (places like Valletta, Kotor and Zadar) and local Banbury attractions (with Cllr Kieron Mallon).
September 4: This month, the ‘Jones on Food & Travel’ program includes:
- 0:50—20:50 Dawn Gascoigne of Travel Counselors (https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/d…) telling us what’s up the world of travel.
- 20:50—44:48 Peter’s chat with Gemma Povey about the George and Dragon in Chacombe (https://www.facebook.com/georgeanddra…).
- 44:50—55:05 Deborah of the Banburian (http://www.thebanburian.com/) and Fabulous Foodie ((http://blog.fabulousfoodie.com/) ) looking back at the Banbury Food Fair.
- 57:44—1:10:55 Peter’s interview with Rosemary Shrager (https://www.facebook.com/RosemaryShra…) Interview.
- 1:11:20—1:18:00 Peter discussing his movie premiere weekend in Dunkirk then reviewing his recent trips to Michel Roux Jr.’s Le Gavroche (http://www.le-gavroche.co.uk/)and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir (https://www.belmond.com/le-manoir-aux…).
- 1:18:02—1:38:33 An Encore of the Savernake Knives (https://www.savernakeknives.co.uk/) interview.
- 1:38:35—1:49:18 Patrick Loomer, Wine Hero (and contributor to Fabulous Foodie) joins Deborah to talk about wine. 1:50:29—2:19:43 Panel tasting (with first time panelist Emma Ives joining Deborah and Patrick) try dressings, Turkish delight and jams and flavoured crisps.
- 2:19:45—2:40:00 The panel answers the question ‘Have You Tried … ?’ – another ‘Foods to Eat Before You Die list.