“TV’s go-to chef for recreating historical recipes that fed the nation.”
“The food we eat is a snapshot at any given time of who we are. It offers fascinating insights into our culture, our ever changing tastes and the way we lived, informed by the world we lived in. Bringing these remarkable dishes to life allows history to come alive in unique ways and literally adds new flavour to our understanding of the past. Researching and recreating these recipes for a wide range of TV programmes has been the icing on the cake to my career as a chef that’s always been passionate, curious and adventurous about food. I can’t wait to explore and uncover more of our forgotten food history and to serve them up on a plate for today’s TV viewers.
I’m fortunate enough to collaborate with the UK’s leading food historian Annie Gray who advises me so that all food produced is authentic for the era plus visually pleasing for TV and film. I duplicate and adapt original historical recipes that will stand the test of the TV lights and heat. With my colleague Ian Sutton we overcome any environment utilising the resources available. Locations have included British stately homes and manors, which can be very challenging. When developing recipes, we find solutions to meet the needs of the production team and cast.