From Too Many Chefs -

October 29, 2004
Fame at last...

I received a message last night from a producer at BBC London Radio asking if I would be willing to speak for a few minutes today on their program about Onion Johnnies, the Breton farmers who have been biking through England, Scotland and Wales since 1828 selling pink Roscoff onions. Apparently the producer was impressed by the investigative skills in our story about Onion Johnnies (or - more likely - he was impressed to find a genuine inhabitant of France who speaks English!). Whatever the reason, I am going to use up five of my Warholian 15 minutes of fame today. If you have access to the BBC and are interested in hearing more about Onion Johnnies, tune in to 94.9 at about 12:15 GMT!

Posted by Meg in Sussex at October 29, 2004 4:52 AM | TrackBack

Too cool. I'm sorry I wasn't in a place where I could hear it.

How did it go?

Posted by barrett on October 29, 2004 at 7:18 AM

Fame indeed, Meg... I hope you unscrupulously plugged "Too Many Chefs" ??

Well done. We'll expect to hear sound bytes on the site!

Posted by Owen on October 29, 2004 at 7:42 AM

I think it went well....the BBC will surely be calling me shortly about a long-term contract! ; )

Seriously, it was a lot of fun and they gave me more time than I expected. I'd love to do it again!!

Posted by Meg in Paris on October 29, 2004 at 7:49 AM

How cool! I didn't hear it, but that is very cool for you!

Posted by Alisa Morov-Bosc on October 29, 2004 at 3:40 PM

Can I have your autograph, please?

Posted by Jules on October 31, 2004 at 12:30 PM

Hi Meg,
It's a shame : I've missed it. Your post was really good and it remind me of a book I read when I was 10. Congratulations.

Posted by Pascale on November 4, 2004 at 12:02 PM