Pepper, panto and pursuing human quarry | BV Podcast


In this episode, we hear from the New Zealander in Dorchester who has top chefs clamouring for his Cambodian spice import, possibly the most experienced panto dame-in-waiting (is there an award for ‘services to panto’?), and how a lifelong kennelman started hunting humans.
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  • From Phnom Penh to Poundbury: in a fascinating interview, New Zealander George Norbert-Munns tells Terry how he came to bring the delicate gourmet flair of Kampot pepper to the UK’s foodie scene, taking a ‘risk’ on one small shipment – which he sold in his very first weekend!
  • Gay Pirrie-Weir has been reviewing pantomime for longer than she cares to remember; she’s seen more than 500 productions, she thinks. She chats to Jenny about the history, the tradition, the very best dames – and her first love.
  • Hunting humans for fun – having become disillusioned with fox hunting, Lifelong hunt kennelman Jeremy Whaley started the South Downs Bloodhounds in 2004: 
    ‘The point is, the hunting of most wild animals with hounds is illegal. It doesn’t matter if it was bad law – it is what it is, it is not going to change and, if we want hound sports to survive, we need to not only move on and hunt within the law, but do so in a way that seeks to impress and educate the average, tolerant, man, woman or any other of the myriad genders that currently exist on the Clapham omnibus.’
    Terry reads Jeremy’s interview with The BV – if you missed it, we strongly suggest you click through to see the wonderful photography of the hunt and hounds by Sharon T Photography here: 
  • The North Dorset MP gets an upgrade to the front benches – Simon Hoare is the new Minister for Local Government: officially the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Terry reads his exclusive interview with the BV, in which he told editor Laura Hitchcock just what happens when you unexpectedly get that phone call.

You can read the full December 23 issue of the BV magazine here – jam-packed with incredible Dorset folks doing magnificent things. There’s also farming, equestrian, wildlife, food & drink… and if you like glorious photography you’ll be a fan. Did we mention it’s FREE?


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