Polly Russell

Dr Polly Russell works as a curator of Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library and as a freelance food historian and writer. Polly has a regular column in the Financial Times Saturday magazine ‘The History Cook’ and is co-presenter on the BBC2’s ongoing living history series, ‘Back in Time for Dinner’.

Polly curates the annual Food Season at the British Library, two months of talks, tastings and workshops. When she has a spare moment, she likes nothing better than discovering historical food sources among the British Library’s amazing collections.  

History Cooked Food Club

History Cooked Food Club