Hello! I’m Lexi Earl, the writer of this blog. Welcome!
I am a writer, a former pastry chef, and a dabbling gardener. I used to be a researcher, but at the moment I work on public engagement, outreach, and media for a research group in my real life. I am mostly interested in how food allows us to tell the stories of our lives, and that is what I am exploring on this site.
I write about a range of things here. It is not just a baking blog, although it does tend to lean heavily towards desserts. Butter, sugar, eggs and flour just make sense to me and so I tend to write about them more. However, I am interested in a range of things, including community gardens and growing your own, food festivals, travelling, recovering from the PhD, anxiety and depression, the food stories of my family, swimming, and knitting.
My writing has appeared in: Comestible, Gastronomica, and on the LSE Review of Books as well as in academic journal spaces. I am the author of Schools and Food Education in the 21st Century, published by Routledge.
I am a writer for hire. If there is something you want to collaborate on, please get in touch!
I take all the photographs featured on the site and write all the content. All photographs are copyrighted. Please do not use them without explicit permission.
Feel free to ask questions via the comments box or email me (lexiearl [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk) or follow me on Twitter or Instagram (at)lexiearl.