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Listen to me being interviewed on the English Heritage podcast, together with Dr. Michael Klemperer & presenter Charles Rowe, all about the foods our ancestors ate, from the Stone Age to the modern era.

My latest feature article in the December issue of Lancashire Life Magazine, all about Medieval Christmas food. Visit to find out more.

Delighted to have been the Historical research contributor for former personal Royal Chef to King Charles, Princess Diana & Princes William & Harry, Carolyn Robb’s beautiful new book Christmas At The Palace. 50 exciting festive recipes with a backdrop of some of Britain’s most esteemed Royal palaces. Available widely from all major retailers or click below:

If you’ve always wanted to know more about the quirky tradition of cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, click on over to this article at The Cheese Profesor blog, with contributions by me!

Coming Soon…

Double page feature in the Lancashire Post all about herbalists in the county of Lancashire and the themes of my latest book A History of Herbalism.

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.

Listen to Dr. Neil Buttery and I talking all about the themes of his book A Dark History of Sugar. Podcast interview here:

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.

Contribution to a special Jubilee feature in the Cambridge Edition Magazine.Click on the link for the full article.

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

Five page feature in Lancashire Life Magazine for my new book Foots, Lonks & Wet Nellies: Lancashire’s Food & Drink.

Read my interview article about some of the kitchen’s quirkier gadgets of the past for BBC Food here

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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.

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.

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

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 .

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

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 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.

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 , Amberley Publishing and Prospect Books

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
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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.

My new book A History of British Baking: From Blood Bread to Bake-Off is available from Pen and Sword Books

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