As a chef for many years I have had the pleasure of working in many parts of the world from Monte Carlo to Paris as well as spending 11 years presenting TV Food shows for BBC2, BBC Worldwide, Sky and UKTV food to name but a few.
Behind the scenes however I was always been fascinated with the history of food, the origination of our everyday ingredients ,and so I decided to study and investigate the foods of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and Mediaeval old England. From this personal passion and interest "The Food Archaeologist "was born!
For over ten years I have been working on an historic food range created from recipes and theories of centuries past. I have explored the flavours and ingredients that once adorned tables of the mighty Roman Emperors, Medieval Knights and Ancient Greek temples, and despite so many challenges and the need for an abundance of patience, I am now proud to have achieved a globally unique product that had not seen the light of day for over 350 years, in the form of a "Mediaeval 15th century Old English Ale-Gar ".
The Ale-Gar ( ale-soured ) not a Vin-aigre ( wine –soured) was created using an Ale recipe once drunk by Queen Elizabeth 1st, the queen apparently drank two pints of Ale for breakfast everyday ,and what was not drunk as an Ale, w