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Consultancy & Media

I am available as a consultant and researcher on all matters relating to post-medieval food and dining as well as on the use of live interpretation, in particular the interpretation of the spaces of historic food preparation and consumption.

Recent & Upcoming Appearances:

20th Aug 2014

The Great British Bake Off [BBC One]


24th & 31st Aug 2014

The Real Mill with Tony Robinson [More 4]

Showing at 21:00

5th Sept 2014

Marrying Mum and Dad ‘Georgian’ [CBBC]

Showing at 09:00 & 16:30

The Kitchen Cabinet
[Saturdays 10.30am on BBC Radio 4]

Recent Episodes:
- Liverpool
- Golders Green
- Stratford-upon-Avon
- Clitheroe
Listen again via podcast or iPlayer

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Annie also appeared in previous series of TKC.

Heston’s Great British Food [C4]

Episodes featuring me:
- Afternoon tea
- Curry
- Chocolate

James Martin:
Home Comforts [BBC 2)

Episodes with me:
- Comfort food
- Homemade takeout
- Prep now eat later.

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Talks & Lectures

I am an experienced lecturer, available for both private and public talks and workshops on aspects of food and dining in the past.

Talks and demonstrations can be given in or out of costume. I am also available as costumed interpreter.

Upcoming Dates:

8th September

Goodenough College:
Spaddles & Sorbets: a history of ice cream

10th September

Wakefield Museum:
From metheglin to murder: alcoholic beverages in the long 17th century

7th October

WI Chase Group

9th October

Darlington Women's Club

10th October

Cuckold's delight & mother's ruin: a history of gin in England.

11th October

Morley Literature Festival

14th October

Ascot DFAS

16th October

Bath archive talk

28th October

Pots, pans, and a phd: translating theories about historic foodways into public history

30th October

Ashford DFAS Victorian dining study day

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Welcome to the Website of Dr Annie Gray - Food Historian

Here you’ll find out all about me and what I do. I’m a historic food expert, focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.