- First Name
- Last Name
- University of York
- Website URL
- Food history, domestic service, nineteenth century, eighteenth century, twentieth century, cooks, cookery, Queen Victoria, Victorian, Georgian, kitchens, live interpretation
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- About Me
Food historian specialising in British food and dining c.1650-1950, with a sideline in domestic service. Have worked for many years in costume and advising historic sites on live interpretation.
Book: The Greedy Queen: eating with Victoria, (on Queen Victoria’s eating habits and her life through food). Book in progress: Victory in Kitchen: the story of Churchill’s Cook, (a biography of Georgina Landemare and exploration through her of C20 foodways).
Media: The Kitchen Cabinet (BBC Radio4, panellist), The Sweetmakers (BBC2, presenter and consultant) and Victorian Bakers (BBC2, ditto), plus various others.
Affiliation: university of York, UK (research associate), but work freelance.
- Recent Publications
The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria (2017)
- Media Coverage
- See above
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Museums, Public History, Women