A Conversation with food historian, Dr Sue Bailey.
Wednesday 10th May, 6pm, University Arms Library.
Sue Bailey is a British culinary historian, academic, broadcaster, author and a Guild of Food Writers member. She has recently been researching into the history of the Coronation Celebrations in Cambridge and is presenting talks about the amazing Parkers Piece spectacle in Cambridge and York.
Founding CambridgeFoodies after stepping back from a 30 year university career in food, food science and communication studies in London she now focuses on writing and is a Love British Food Ambassador. Sue has contributed monthly culinary history and seasonal food features for Cambridge Edition and The Lady magazine.
Sue has been a media presenter and food history consultant on Channel 4 creating Tudor and Victorian dishes for Great British Bake Off. She often appears on Food Unwrapped and as a food expert on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and 5 and local and national radio.
Quirkily she also appears as a retro food performer in the character of the first female celebrity chef Fanny Cradock. As this flamboyant star in ball gown and diamante , she appears and demonstrates at food festivals.
In her Library talk, we will hear about how she goes about researching and writing food history articles, particularly focusing on the Coronation and about how she moved into media work after a career as an academic.
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