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Join food scientist and historian, Dr Sue Bailey, for a fun and educational food demonstration followed by buffet lunch, a la Fanny Cradock, as we remember one of the first celebrity, & ginger, chefs.

Dr Sue will talk about the heritage of spice and gingerbread in Market Drayton. In character as the first female celebrity chef – Fabulous Fanny – Dr Sue Bailey will be cooking Fanny’s favourite dishes such as melon balls in King’s Ginger, gingered blue eggs and authentic curries from Fanny’s visits to India in the 1970’s. For dessert she will demonstrate her spicy jellies and panna cotta plus her infamous no crack Swiss roll topped with flaming banana candles.   Sue will be peppering her demo with interesting historical facts about gingerbread and food, plus introducing the audience to plenty of ginger treats.


Dr Sue Bailey works as a food historian and food science lecturer and consultant. Sue has appeared on television in programmes such as Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off showing Sandi Toksvig how to make the Cambridge Pudding. She has also been asked to frequently simplify food science on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, Rip Off Britain’s food exposes on BB1, and ITV’s Save Money Good Health. Sue contributes regularly on BBC local and commercial radio as a food commentator and presenter.

Sue has more than 25 years’ experience in food and education, leading food communications and food science degree courses at London Metropolitan University and now runs Cambridgefoodies. At Food Festivals such as Eat Cambridge she appears and demonstrates as the first female celebrity cook, Fanny Cradock. Feisty Fanny’s food fame predated our culinary heroes Jamie, Delia and Nigella and she was hailed as the “post war saviour of British cookery”. Sue is  a food judge, a member of expert panels for exhibitions and conferences and is  exploring the area of food and feminism including women as chefs


Images courtesy of Ch4, Waitrose & Image credit: Roy J Baron.