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Food On Film: Annie Gray; Feast, Famine and Fads


Sun 22 Oct 2023


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£11* / £10* Members | With Babette's Feast film: £18* / (Members go free)



Food On Film: Annie Gray; Feast, Famine and Fads


This event has been postponed to a future date and will take place in early 2024. With your permission, we will notify you with the new and dates and details once these have been confirmed. The screening of BABETTES FEAST will still take place.

Dr Annie Gray is one of Britain’s leading food historians, specialising in the history of food and dining from c.1600 to the present day. As part of our Harvest Festival and in partnership with our Food on Film Series and Exeter Food, Annie turns her attention to excess and abstinence. Taking inspiration from BABETTE’S FEAST and harvest time Annie will explore other historical periods where the contradictions of feast and famine have presented themselves and how these moments have inspired some of histories best (and worst) food fads.

View BABETTE’S FEAST before the talk and save money on our ticket when booking together. Studio 74 Members can see Babette’s Feast for free.

About Annie Gray:
Annie Gray has published numerous books, including: The Greedy Queen, The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook, From the Alps to the Dales – 100 Years of Bettys, Victory in the Kitchen – The Life of Churchill’s Cook, a biography of Winston Churchill’s longest-serving cook and an in depth look into the most crucial members of the Churchillian support team.

In 2021 Annie published At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages, a fascinating look at the origins and traditions that surround Christmas feasting. Annie has also written for publications such as Delicious Magazine, The Telegraph, The Guardian online and BBC Good Food.

Annie has worked widely across both TV and radio and has been the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s award-winning culinary panel show, The Kitchen Cabinet, since its inception in 2012. In 2021 she published the shows companion book. She was a consultant and presenter on Victorian Bakers (BBC Two) and The Sweetmakers (BBC Two) and has appeared and consulted on A Merry Tudor Christmas with Lucy Worsley (BBC Two) and Victoria and Albert: The Royal Wedding (BBC Two), as well as appearing on James Martin’s Saturday Morning (BBC One), James Martin: Home Comforts (BBC One) and The Great British Bake Off (BBC) among others.

Food on Film is delivered in partnership with the Exeter Food: A University Research Network and the MA Food Studies



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