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 approach the religious change of the Reformations through embodied religious experiences, and am interested more broadly in how past people understood and interacted with the material world.

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.

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, which is now in its third year, and I am currently co-convening the IHR’s Food History seminar.

Enjoy browsing my site!

Recipes In this section I share unusual recipes that I’ve discovered during the course of my research! Read more
Hidden History Maps Use the interactive maps to follow my hidden history journeys!  Read more
Blog Posts – A selection of blog posts from must-visit museums to a history of Easter eggs! Read more