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Top Chefs in Paris France

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy, Paris
Top Chefs in Paris France

Gastronomy is an essential component of French culture, history and society, so much so that it was declared an “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO in 2010. French cuisine is officially amongst humanity’s most cherished cultural treasures. During the French Revolution, aristocrats fled from France leaving their chefs jobless and with the gem of an idea […]

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How to Lose Your Friends on Holiday in France

Written by on March 8, 2016 in Guest Blogs
How to Lose Your Friends on Holiday in France

The Isle de Re lies not far from La Rochelle on the west coast of France. These days it is connected to the mainland by a bridge but back in 1979 you got there by catching a ferry from La Pallice. It was here in 1979 that two friendships came to an end… My wife […]

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Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

When I was invited to dinner at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris in January 2016, I noticed that the legendary chef of the restaurant, Alain Ducasse, had a twinkle in his eye. It wasn’t due to any mischievousness but because he already knew that he was about to be awarded his third Michelin Star […]

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The Car that went to Menton France

Written by on August 26, 2015 in Guest Blogs, Provence-Alpes
The Car that went to Menton France

Menton is one of my favourite towns in France and I have spent and still do spend much time there. The famous Lemon Festival is one the highlights of my year…. So says Peter Jones, Francophile, who in the 1980’s was managing a Building Society branch office in Stratford on Avon, England (Shakespeare country) where […]

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The Day I met Brigitte Bardot

Written by on June 16, 2015 in Guest Blogs
The Day I met Brigitte Bardot

It was 1964, Brigitte Bardot was at her most beautiful, 30 years old and a major film star and sex symbol and for Peter Jones, a 17 year old English school boy in Paris, meeting her was an unforgettable moment… The highlight of my education was passing my 11+ which gained me a scholarship to […]

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The Good Old Days of Cross Channel Travel

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Holiday Travel
The Good Old Days of Cross Channel Travel

Remembering “the good old days” of cross channel travel when just over 50 years ago, travelling to France from the UK was a real adventure that may well have involved driving your car onto a plane… By Car in a Plane 1958 was a big year for the Jones family, it saw the arrival of […]

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Interview with Raymond Blanc | A French Chef in England

Written by on July 30, 2013 in Celebrity Chefs with 0 Comments
Interview with Raymond Blanc | A French Chef in England

Peter Jones, talks to Raymond Blanc, the UK’s favourite French man. Born in Besancon, in the region of Franche-Comté, Raymond Blanc is one of Britain’s most respected and popular TV chefs and lives in Oxfordshire, Southern England where he caught up with Peter to talk about being a chef, the early days and life in […]

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