A nice bank holiday treat for you and one that I have been meaning to post ever since I stepped foot in the Hobbs House Bakery. When I first started the show I wanted something to kick it off with a bang and what a better duo to feature than the most celebrated brothers in the Cotswolds who can certainly cook up a storm, The Fabulous Baker Brothers. Invited to the Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury on Good Friday I was welcomed by the smell of cinnamon and hot cross buns, my eyes bursting with excitement from all the freshly made bread and cakes. I was in my element. Upon meeting Tom Herbert he gave me a tour around the bakery and had a sneaky peak at their newly launched cookery schools. A great insight into the brothers beyond the TV show, I even had the pleasure of seeing their jungle in the bathtub and was treated with a loaf of sour dough and hot cross buns on my travels. Such a lovely and talented bunch the Herberts and they have certainly got an exciting summer ahead with the announcement that they are taking the Cotswolds to America!
Listen to my interview with Tom Herbert from The Fabulous Baker Brothers here
An interview with: The Fabulous Baker Brothers by Jessbracey on Mixcloud
An insight into my visit
So the big day is upon us and tomorrow is the launch of the brand new Teacakes and Talk radio show. After much preparation and excitement in hand the show is ready to go and what a line up we have. A two hour show dedicated to Cotswold culture and lifestyle we have some great interviews and entertainment in the form of two rather great names in the area.
First up (and something I’m very excited to announce) it’s the Fabulous Baker Brothers. With a show dedicated to the Cotswolds how could we not feature them on the very first show. Tom Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery will be talking about the transition from bakers and butchers to TV show, why it’s good to buy produce locally and also tells me about their latest venture into teachers others the craft and skill in culinary with their new schools in Chippen Sodbury. Post about my visit to follow soon.
Next up we have a culture club catch up with Jo Bousfield from the Flies on the Wall Youth Theatre Group who are currently showcasing Last Train Out at the Lansdown Centre, a french musical with an interesting twist.
And last but by no means certainly least, the wonderful duo that is Ethemia. Recently returned from their BBC Masterclass meeting the likes of Jo Whiley and Bob Harris, they talk about their busy year ahead, release of a second album and play an exclusive track on the show too.
Don’t miss it. The launch of Teacakes and Talk with Jess Bracey on Stroud 107.9FM Saturday 6th April, 10am-12pm.