I have appeared as a food science and food history expert on various TV and radio platforms including BBC1, ITV, Chanel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Cambridge 105 Radio as presenter, interviewer and interviewee.
A short video encompassing the work I have undertaken is available on Vimeo here.
2019 : Channel 5 –The Shocking Truth About Food -Expert appearance throughout consumer show uncovering some of the shadier aspects of the food processing industry.
2018 BBC1 Rip Off Britain: Food – Discussing sugar in fizzy drinks with Julia Somerville
2017 Channel 4 Great British Bake Off – Making a Tudor Cambridge Pudding with Sandi Toksvig filmed in Queen’s College, Cambridge . In addition created the Showstopper Savoy cake example for the quarter final
2017 ITV Save Money: Good Health – Revealing ways to get a better night’s sleep -without spending a fortune on sleep aids with Sian Williams
2017 Channel 4 Food Unwrapped : ” Let’s meet Dr Sue Bailey – the Miss Marple of Food Science ” What’s in a prawn cracker – Food Unwrapped episode
2017 ITV Sugar Free Farm : Providing background research and expert advice for scientific experiments
2016 Chanel 4 Food Unwrapped Diet Special : Using carbohydrate oligofructose to make sugar free cakes
2015 Chanel 4 Food Unwrapped Ice cream : How not to abuse your ice cream and the science behind refreezing
“Thank you so much for filming with us last week – you were fantastic at communicating a potentially confusing story and more importantly keeping it fun!
Expert quotes on food science topics and articles such as “To chill or not to chill” for Women’s Health magazine , Waitrose weekend and Female section of Daily Mail. Expert research and opinion for Men’s Health magazine for a number of articles including the differences between oils, butter and margarine; raw chocolate and decoding the chocolate shelf; latest trends of coconut oil and activated charcoal.
I have written numerous articles in the past including topics as varied as bulimia and anorexia, picnic foods and food intolerance.
Naked Scientists Podcast : BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Five Live and ABC Australia. This covered blow-torching fish and the science behind why it works.
BBC Radio 4 : Broadcasting house – a Sunday morning magazine program discussing the history of food science and technology using examples of chicken nuggets and gluten free bread manufacture.
Cambridge105 Radio – Flavour105 radio : I am a regular presenter, interviewer and Food Scientist providing culinary enlightenment.
In this program I have covered food science topics as diverse as plate shape and food choice, horse milk to evaluating stock cubes.
I undertake interviews on a wide range of areas including food writers – Nicki Segnit on her new book ‘Lateral Cooking‘ the follow-up to ‘The Flavour Thesaurus‘, Guardian Food Writer Felicity Cloake on her new book Completely Perfect and food historian Lizzie Collingham about her work and her most recent book, The Hungry Empire.
Cambridge based local food and drink producers such as Pinksters Gin, Gourmet Brownie Company and Kyums spicy Korean sauces. I have interviewed Ely food festival and Farmers market stall holders and the Cambridge Food sustainability network.
Recent pub, restaurant and cafe interviews have been with The Plough at Meldreth, bar and kitchen 11a in Ely , Spanish restaurant Tu Casa in Cambridge and Flock Cafe at Burwash manor in Barton – a combination of well known and new local venues.
Local food bloggers interviewed included Jo Christy (Miss Sue Flay), Michelle Alston with The Last Food Blog, Pina Broccoli Anaia with Onetwoculinarystew , Sian Anderson about the Cambridge-based food and lifestyle blog Bonewhitechina and Laura Donohue about developing her blog Crumbs On The Table and her work as a writer and teacher with her company Cottage garden cookery.