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Professor Nicki Humble discusses the history of cake with the BBC

Professor Nicki Humble, Professor of English Literature, will appear on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme at 12:30pm on Sunday 18th December, and again on Monday 19th December at 3:30pm. 

Posted: 13 December 2016

Speaking to Sheila Dillon, Professor Humble will discuss the history of cake, exploring all aspects of its past, from social and cultural to literary, and will explain its historical relationship with gender.

Professor Humble founded the country’s first undergraduate course on The Literature of Food at Roehampton, and has written Cake: A Global History and the award winning Culinary Pleasures, which won ‘Food Book of the Year’. 

This week's Food Programme episode, A Passion for Cake, is part of a series that explores the link between tradition and food, with other guests including Bake-Off winner John Whaite.

Tune in to Professor Humble on BBC Radio 4 at 12:30pm on Sunday 18th December, and again on Monday 19th December at 3:30pm. You can also catch up on iPlayer 

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