Like many people these days, I'm passionate about food - the provenance of food - and it's sustainability.  I prefer to eat in yummy restaurants, but am a keen cook, and sourdough maker.  I like to promote worthy producers, shops and suppliers, and especially local suppliers.

In addition to my food interest, I’m obsessed with the Renaissance, and have a BA in English and an MA in Renaissance Studies.  I am particularly interested in Florentine art, and the patronage of Cosimo de Medici and the Medici family. My MA dissertation was based around  The Construct of the Medicean Magi in Quattrocento Florence

I'm also curate The Aesthetic Diary, which aims to provide a forum for interested parties to visit galleries, exhibitions and shows with likeminded chums.

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