Joanna Robertson's earliest childhood memory is that of a baker's basket full of fragrant buns, cakes and bread. It was the start of a lifelong love affair, with all that entails.
Joanna Robertson's earliest childhood memory is that of the baker calling at noon each day, with a basket full of fragrant buns, cakes and bread. It was the first indication of what was to develop into a lifelong love affair with food.
For Joanna, food has never just been about nourishment. It has shaped her life in highly personal as well as professional ways, with surprising, funny or poignant results.
So much so, that telling her food stories amounts to sharing an intimate and revealing autobiography, with insights into her life, the places she’s lived and worked in, and the people she's met through food. These stretch from Italians who would become a collective of godparents to her eldest daughter, to world class artists and musicians, ranging from Derek Jarman to Sviatoslav Richter.
In the first programme, Joanna reveals how her love of food already manifested itself when she was a child growing up in different parts of the UK.
Joanna Robertson is a journalist who has lived in several countries and is now based in Paris.
Produced by Arlene Gregorius.