Welcome to the Cotswold Explorer! A weekly show about food, drink, history and cookery,  presented by Robin Shuckburgh, produced by Arrow Productions.

We’ll be exploring anything from the village used as ‘Downton’ – Bampton all the way to the Dancing Trousers Cookery School cooking up something delicious.  

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How to Make Chocolate Fondant

How to Make Chocolate Fondant

This week in the Dancing Trousers kitchen Alexis Thompson teaches us how to make a wonderful chocolate fondant, perfect as a desert after any meal, great for those with a sweet tooth. Watch below: The recipe is as follows:   Ingredients 50g softened unsalted...

Bampton and Downton

Food

The White House Pub and Restaurant in Bladon, Oxfordshire

The White House Pub and Restaurant in Bladon, Oxfordshire

The White House Pub and Restaurant in Bladon, near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is a wonderful local pub that offers a great variety of food and drink, in the very village Winston Churchill lived in. We spoke to the head chef Kevin who gave some great advice on...

Drink

The Gin Pantry – The Plough in Clanfield

The Gin Pantry – The Plough in Clanfield

We made a visit to the Plough in Clanfield near Bampton, to look at the wonderful gin pantry and a selection of over four hundred gins. Robin takes us through the history of gin, how it is made and how it came to be such a popular drink in today's age. Robin does...

Cookery

How to Make Chocolate Fondant

How to Make Chocolate Fondant

This week in the Dancing Trousers kitchen Alexis Thompson teaches us how to make a wonderful chocolate fondant, perfect as a desert after any meal, great for those with a sweet tooth. Watch below: The recipe is as follows:   Ingredients 50g softened unsalted...

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