The Last True Independent: Gareth Jones RIP

It is with the deepest sadness that we confirm the passing of Gareth Jones on 10 July 2015 during a celebratory family holiday in Puglia, Italy, a country he adored.

The language of food is one of passion and Gareth spoke it fluently.  Wherever he went, he sought out the real story, the story at the heart to challenge and delight for Last of the Independents.

Gareth will be repatriated on 21 July.  A London Service will take place in August, details will be posted here and we will contact friends and followers by email and FaceBook.

We have taken great comfort from the messages of condolence we have received so far, further thoughts and memories can be communicated privately via this site.

We will carry on with his mission of spreading Blue Collar Gastronomy to the world.

Meanwhile he cooks with the Angels,

Joy, Huw & Tom

18 July 2015: Monopoli, Puglia

IMG_2758Gareth in his element, Puglia 9 July 2015

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