The Perfect Family Christmas Cake

Stir up, we beseech thee, the pudding in the pot and when we get home we’ll eat the lot! Here we are nearing the end of November and believe it or not, Stir it up Sunday is almost upon us. Christmas is a dream for a food history fanatic like me, offering a wealth of … Continue reading The Perfect Family Christmas Cake

Is red meat bad for your health?

First published Oct 2015 A year ago the world woke to news that the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) had classified processed meat as carcinogenic. The media worked themselves into a frenzy in their attempts to bring readers the shocking headlines. “Claims by world health chiefs that processed meats can give you cancer and are as … Continue reading Is red meat bad for your health?

Cookery book review -William Sitwell

First published August 2014 on The History Girls. People  often ask where my love of food history began and where they can go to do similiar research. I took my first steps with medieval recipes, a time when sugar and exotic spices influenced the stomachs of the most affluent in British society, and, as so … Continue reading Cookery book review -William Sitwell

Vegan glamour on York market

First published August 2015 - Sadly Melrose Organics are no longer trading. As the dust settles on the new market space I stopped by Melrose Organics to ask Jodie Barber why she had decided to join the newly christened York Shambles Market. Originally from Sheffield, Jodie moved to Los Angeles to study Visual Communications with the intention … Continue reading Vegan glamour on York market