I’m passionate about food, its provenance and its sustainability. As a technical cook, I like to see what’s happening in the kitchens of Michelin starred restaurants, but you’re just as likely to find me at home making sourdough. You can find some of my recipes in In The Mix 2, an award-winning Thermomix cookbook.
I’m also truly blessed – I can open my fridge at any time and know it’s crammed with all manner of loveliness – but that’s not the case for everyone. There are people all around me in the UK who rely on food banks to feed their kids, and themselves, and every box of cereal or teabag makes a difference. You can donate food to your local food bank, or time, or money, and if you want more information the best starting place is http://www.trusselltrust.org.
In addition to my food interests, I’m obsessed with the Renaissance, and have an MA in Renaissance Studies. I am particularly interested in Florentine art, and the patronage of Cosimo de Medici and the Medici family. As part of this on-going obsession with the Renaissance, I run a site called the Renaissance Diary, which lists early modern conferences, CFP’s, and positions. The site has over 100k+ hits, and you can follow the twitter feeds under @RenaissanceNews @RenaissanceWire.
I occasionally write reviews for others, or appear in others’ articles:
Beautiful Bergamots, in the Independent
The Foodie Bugle:
Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan
The Bespoke Black Book:
Aspiring Alimentum in Cambridge
The Queen: Art and Image
Turner Inspired at The National Gallery
Damien Hirst’s Retrospective at Tate Modern
Hockney, A Bigger Picture
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan
For Love or Money: Contemporary Masters