I had one of the more surreal experiences of my life today – listening to an edition of the wonderful Radio 4 The Food Progamme featuring – me! If you have been listening to the Food Programme for as long as I have (long enough to think of Derek Cooper as a beloved friend and to recall Sheila Dillon’s first broadcasts as a presenter) you will probably have some idea of how extraordinary – and thrilling – it is to find yourself the subject of such an august institution. After I had recovered from the initial shock of hearing myself on air with one of my broadcasting heroines, I could only wonder at what the producer Dan Saladino (great name for a food programme producer) called, only half tongue-in-cheek, the ‘magic of radio’. Most of the magic in this case was down to Dan, who somehow transmogrified my series of verbal ramblings (recorded on different locations) into some sort of logical flow. All made possible by the expertly-shaped questions Sheila fed me as we went. I think they did a fantastic job, but then I am biased! Why not have a listen and see what you think?
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