What’s New

I will be delivering a lecture as part of the annual New York based Past To Apron culinary history conference streaming on Saturday 25 June, chatting all about some of the themes in my forthcoming book A History of Herbalism: Cure, Cook, Conjure. Further details of the event and how to book your very reasonably priced tickets at:

Other speakers include archivist Dr.Andrea Tanner of Fortnum and Mason, Sian McCann,owner of Wild Fuchsia Bakery, Ireland, chef & author Amanda Bulman, Dr Kelley Fanto Deetz, Stratford Hall Plantation, author Gena Philibert-Ortega & organiser Bridget Bray.

Read a smashing bit of publicity for my book Foots, Lonks & Wet Nellies in this article I wrote for The Lancashire Evening Post, all about the fifteenth century Lancashire recipe book, best known as Liber Cure Cocorum.

Ever wondered why we all eat chocolate eggs at Easter? Well, you can read a potted history full of fascinating facts – the like of which I can guarantee you will never have heard before, by visiting my interview article on the subject at Love Food.com https://www.lovefood.com/news/56494/the-history-of-easter-eggs-easter-eggs-origin-easter-bunny-origin?source=1000693

Read my interview article about some of the kitchen’s quirkier gadgets of the past for BBC Food here https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/kitchen_gadgets

Coming Soon

Listen to me chatting all about chocolate’s sinister legacies with TV personality and gastronaut Stefan Gates on the Table Talk podcast at Food Matters Live. http://hubs.ly/Q0144f9C0

On the shelves, in your electronic books and libraries this February – my latest book Foots, Lonks and Wet Nellies: Lancashire’s Food and Drink . Order directly from the publisher or any major book retailer. https://www.amberley-books.com/foots-lonks-and-wet-nellies.html

Listen to myself and Dr.Neil Buttery discussing all things chocolate from my latest book A Dark History of Chocolate, on his ‘British Food History’ podcast, available on all platforms, including at the link here https://podcasts.apple.com/ee/podcast/the-british-food-history-podcast/id1577849126

Tune into my interview with cookbook author, cultural food advocate and podcast host Capri Cafaro & learn how the Romans, Vikings, French and other cultures influenced the culinary landscape of Britain, on Heritage Radio Network’s podcast Eat Your Heartland Out .https://heritageradionetwork.org/episode/shared-cultural-legacies-across-oceans-and-borders

Collaborating with cookery book writer & cultural food advocate Capri Cafaro on her Tastemade livestream event focussing on the heritage of the Great British pasty! Sign up to watch and follow at https://www.tastemade.com/capri-cafaro

Click to listen to stories and conversations around my new book A Dark History of Chocolate on the Folklore, Food and Fairytales podcast.

My latest book A Dark History of Chocolate, out September 30, 2021. You can get your copy directly from my publisher https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/A-Dark-History-of-Chocolate-Hardback/p/19247 or any great book retailer.

Listen to me chatting all about food and cooking in the eighteenth century on the John Gosling 1742 Cook Book Podcast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0KnYNPDfSj9BBoWORlY6AR

Emma is currently writing and researching four new, exciting books, covering various aspects of culinary history, to be published between 2022 and 2023 with Pen&Sword books https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/ , Amberley Publishing https://www.amberley-books.com/ and Prospect Books https://prospectbooks.co.uk/

You can now view the latest copy of the Victorian Review published by Johns Hopkins University Press online and read my article ‘ Crimes of Kitchenalia: A Miscellany of Misdeeds’, Volume 45, Number 2.
Access to this journal is currently free
. Just click on the image above.
My new book, A Dark History of Chocolate is now available to pre-order from Amazon. Due for publication November 2021, with Pen and Sword Books.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-History-Chocolate-Emma-Kay/dp/1526768305/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=a+dark+history+of+chocolate&qid=1615709695&sr=8-1

My new book A History of British Baking: From Blood Bread to Bake-Off is available from Pen and Sword Books
https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/A-History-of-British-Baking-Hardback/p/18010

Emma will be delivering not one, but two live historical cookery demonstrations in the Cookery theatre, demo marquee at Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival on Friday 21 February, 2020. For more information on this event visit https://www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/events/rhubarbfestival.aspx