The following is a listing of my media work with hyperlinks to the relevant areas:
2017 Chanel 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!
2013 Sky television : News item on horse meat from London Metropolitan University Science labs.
Writing for magazines
Expert quotes on food science topics and articles such as “To chill or not to chill” for Women’s Health magazine . Expert research and opinion for Men’s Health magazine on the differences between oils, butter and margarine; raw chocolate and decoding the chocolate shelf; latest trends of coconut oil and activated charcoal.
Past articles on topics as varied as bulimia and anorexia, picnic foods and food intolerance.
Naked Scientists Podcast : First broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, then 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.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Drivetime : Monday Food and drink round up regular appearances
Community radio Cambridge105 – Flavour105 : Alan Alder regularly interviews me as the resident Food Scientist providing culinary enlightenment. As entertainment but also a challenge to perceptions of Fanny Cradock I appeared at the Museum of Cambridge. Just before the event Alan interviewed me about making her special party foods for Christmas including a giant sausage roll.
Some of my previous interviews with Alan are here:
Cambridge105.fm Flavour June 2016 About plate shape and food choice
Cambridge105.fm Flavour May 2016 Chairing the Eat Cambridge Debate
Cambridge105.fm Flavour May 2016 Horse milk – students research
Cambridge105.fm Flavour April 2013 Evaluating stock cubes
In order to showcase local food bloggers, I have developed a series where I interview key Cambridge based ones. The most recent is Jo Christy (Miss Sue Flay) who explains about her food blog and her television appearances. I also interviewed Michelle Alston about developing her blog The Last Food Blog.
Previously I interviewed Pina Broccoli Anaia about her experiences hosting Cambridge based foodie events and her blog Onetwoculinarystew. All these interviews are in the boxed sections below.
Prior to this the local food blogger and columnist Laura Donohue talked with me about developing her blog Crumbs On The Table and about her work as a writer and teacher with her company Cottage garden cookery on Cambridge105 for Flavour in September 2016.
In addition, I have interviewed market stall holders at Ely Saturday Farmers market and specialists at the Cambridge Food sustainability network.
The following block sections from Cambridge 105 Flavour link to recent interviews.