The Belle Dame of Fines Herbes | 451life

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The Belle Dame of Fines Herbes

This is a unique interview with Frances Smith. Seen in our earlier films, Fines Herbes 1 & 2 with Jeremy Lee, here she talks to 451 about the ‘gardening mindset’.

Frances is one of a long tradition of women who have developed herblore and was famous amongst chefs for her herbs and vegetables and her monthly newsletters. In this conversation she shares her knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for her nibbling safaris, her ‘fancy mustard’ and talks to us about helping ‘all the herbs’ to make ‘all the flavours they want to’.

As she says, 'this is a garden not a farm…we look after the plants as if they are individual people’.