Dr Annie Gray is a food historian, specialising in British food and dining from c.1650-1950. She works across a wide variety of fields, predominantly with a focus on public engagement. She specialises in the presentation of food and food-related spaces, and also in the use of food as a way to explore wider themes, and she also advises on, and trains practitioners in, working with the public as guides or historical interpreters. She has worked with all of the major public-focused heritage organisations, including the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces, both as a consultant and right at the pitface, having spent many years in costume and character in front of the public. She has been a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet since its inception in 2012, and is building a strong media presence with presenter and consultant credits for programmes as varied as James Martin: Home Comforts and the award-nominated Victorian Bakers for BBC2, as well as writing for the popular press. She's in constant demand as a public speaker, and her first book, The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria was published by Profile Books in 2016.
Annie is a York alumnus, having completed her MA here in 2004.