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Neil Buttery has been studying and writing about the history of British food for over a decade. He is also an experienced chef and restauranteur, recreating historical and traditional foods. This combination of academic study and practical cookery has led to appearances on Channel Four’s Britain’s Most Historic Towns and Radio Four’s The Food Programme. Most recently be became resident food historian in Channel 5’s The Wonderful World of Cakes.


His research and writing on the subject can be read on his long-running blogs British Food: A History and Neil Cooks Grigson and heard on his British Food: A History Podcast.