I have worked widely across both TV and radio and am the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, having been on the panel since the show’s inception in 2012.
On TV, I presented Victorian Bakers on BBC2 in 2016 and had a regular slot on James Martin: Home Comforts (2014-2016). I pop up as an expert talking about food history fairly frequently, and I’ve been on screen with Lucy Worsley, Nigel Slater, Paul Hollywood, Heston Blumenthal and Jay Rayner, among others.
Behind the scenes I advise on food and the social history around it, including for Victorian Bakers (shortlisted for a Grierson Award), its Christmas special and the forthcoming Back to Work: Confectioners.
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The Kitchen Cabinet
[BBC Radio 4, 2012 - Present]
Resident food historian and maker of tempting dishes.Click here to visit the BBC website ›
Victorian Bakers at Christmas
[BBC Two, Dec 2016]
Following up on the extremely popular BBC series, the lucky bakers experience a number of Victorian Christmasses. Presenter and advisor (and avid mince pie eater).
[BBC Two, Nov 2015]
Presenter for a 3 part living history documentary.
James Martin: Home Comforts
Series 1-3 [BBC1, 2014 - 2016]
Regular historic food slots within the main programme, talking about and cooking dishes as diverse as Victorian kedgeree and extraordinary 1930s aspirational salads.Click here to visit the BBC website ›
James Martin: Home Comforts at Christmas [BBC1, 2015]
Roving reporter rather than food history buff, presenting and voicing a selection of short films on Christmas foods in Austria.
[BBC1, January 2017]
Regular contributor, talking mainly about Queen Victoria and the wider social history behind selected royal dishes.