Kevin Geddes

I am an author, food writer, PhD student and blogger - fascinated by early pioneer television cookery programmes (Fanny Cradock in particular), vintage cookbooks and all things retro. I lecture on food communication and the media as part of a Masters in Gastronomy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. My PhD is looking at the history and development of television cooking programmes in Britain (1936-1976). I have published two books in 2019 - a biography of Fanny Cradock in October, followed by a festive cookery book based on her recipes in November. I am busy planning further titles. I have broadcast on TV and radio - as an expert on 1970s food and drink - for the BBC. As well as these paid opportunities, I regularly blog as Keep Calm and Fanny On, recreating the dishes of Fanny Cradock on all their glory, minus the meat.

Special subjects

Fanny Cradock. Television cooking programmes. 1970s. Retro food. Vintage cookbooks.

Languages spoken

English. British Sign Language.

Regular work

I work as a self-employed consultant, and author. Additionally, I am completing a PhD part-time.

Advisory boards / Awards

Member of ALCS.

Commercial interests