“blamed”? I think French Touch is a very elegant term!
Ben Cardew

One of the short-lived style mags in Paris did an article on me called “ I stand accused…”, or something similar. They were reacting against the term I think. Then it kind of spread in national press, radio and TV! I got invited to a Bastille Day celebration with the French ambassador to England and was announced as ‘Martin James — the man who descovered French Touch’ — which was even more bizarre!

That was a great time to be in Paris. I daresay we might have been at some of the same events at this time. I was writing for Muzik, Melody Maker and The Guardian at this time. Thanks for the Guardian piece…

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