I have been bringing food history to life since 2007, combining my love of food, history and cooking.
I’ve written countless articles on food and domestic history as well as having given countless local and national Radio interviews.
I have a passion for providing insights into the food and dining habits of the past which I believe acts as a bridge between the past and present.
My love of food and culinary history extends to food packaging and food nostalgia which has resulted in me collecting a variety of food packaging and advertising materials over the past 30 years. My love of nostalgia and food memories has seen me write for vintage magazines and appear in Period Living.
My work as a food historian is varied and plentiful, so there is never any opportunity to get bored. When I am not researching or writing I have made many TV appearances and have featured in:
ITV's Country House Sunday, Holiday of a Lifetime with Len Goodman, BBC4's Castle under Siege, BBC's Ration Book Britain, Hairy Bikers Pubs that Built Britain, BBC's Inside the Factory with Ruth Goodman, Alan Carr’s Adventures with Agatha Christie, Sky News and many more.
I love getting out and about and talking to people about food history and also creating dishes from the past.
I have given many live cookery demonstrations at food festivals and in event cookery theatres. I have also created historical food for visitors to watch and enjoy at historic houses and castles as well as for groups of school children.
Over the years, I have created everything from Roman culinary delights, Medieval Feasts, Tudor Banquets, and Warden Pear Pies from Shakespearean England to dishes creatively made in Wartime Britain.