I am a cultural historian of food and early modern religion.

I have recently completed an AHRC-funded PhD at Christ’s College, the University of Cambridge. My thesis 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 or ‘lived’ religious experience, and am interested more broadly in how past people understood and interacted with the material world.

I research widely in the history of food, as something that provides a window into the daily lives of past people as well as wider cultural, economic, political, and religious historical processes.

I post historical recipes, food history blog posts, and daily as @historyeats on Instagram, and I am co-founder of the AHRC- funded research group Cambridge Body and Food Histories, which is now in its third year. For the 2020-21 academic year, I am co-convening the IHR’s Food History seminar.

I hope you 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