I am currently working on my first book, A Greedy Queen, due to be published with Profile Books in spring 2017 (shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award). Meanwhile I have a host of articles, on and offline. I also have an occasional blog, wherein I sketch some of my thoughts about food, history and culture.

For all literary enquiries, please contact Tim Bates at Peters Fraser + Dunlop (tbates@pfd.co.uk)

Print Media

  • History Today
    The myth of seasonality in the past
  • Scotland in Trust Magazine
    Cooking up a storm at Culzean Castle
  • BBC Good Food Magazine:
    - Easter foods.
    - A brief history of lunch.
    - Plum Pudding & Peacock: the story of our Christmas dinner
  • The Sun: food and popular politics in history
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  • The Sun: the history of cake
  • Fire & Knives: fish and depravity

Online Courses

  • Historic Royal Palaces/University of Reading: FutureLearn course ‘A History of Royal Food and Feasting’, for which I wrote the Victorian content, some of the Georgian bits, and a great deal upon Xmas (and recipes).

Online Articles & Blog Entries

  • BBC History Extra
    Weird Foods Through History
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  • English Heritage
    How to make ice cream
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  • The Guardian Online, comment is free:
    No horse meat please, we're British
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  • Punch archive: representations of food and culture, case study (access via paywall or through academic institution only)
  • BBC food online: Mrs Beeton
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  • Lauren Johnson blog: cooking up history
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  • The Cookbook of the Unknown Ladies: short and fat or long and thin: changing dining style, c1700-1850
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For academic articles, please click here.

Annie's Blog

Sometimes I blog. The results vary, but usually involve modern and historic food, my garden and, of course, my kitchen.

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