I am a cultural historian of food and early modern religion.
My PhD thesis (Christ’s College, the University of Cambridge) looked at the relationship between food and religion in the English Protestant Reformation and the Italian Catholic Reformation, c.1560 – c. 1640.
I research widely in the history of food, which offers a unique insight into the daily lives of ordinary people as well as wider cultural, economic, political, and religious historical processes.
I am currently writing a trade book on the history of food waste. In early 2022 I will take up a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Cardiff University, for my next project, ‘Eating Exchanges: Food and Religious Encounter in the Early Modern World’.
As @historyeats on Instagram, I post daily food history facts, art, and recipes. I am co-founder of the AHRC- funded research group Cambridge Body and Food Histories, and I am currently co-convening the IHR’s Food History seminar.
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