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Asda’s Good Living magazine, February 2016. Photography by Katie Hyams (www.katiehyams.com/portraits/).

Welcome, thank-you for stopping by. My name is Emma, I am a social historian living in the UK. I began my blogging adventures in July 2011 with another blog, Come Step Back In Time . This hugely successful social history blog (500K+ readers and still climbing!) continued until October 2016 when I ceased posting on it to move forward with new projects and adventures.

I post here, on TwentiethCenturyCrush, only occasionally, to share unusual snippets and stories about food history, culture and customs from around the world.

I have a vast collection of vintage kitchenalia and cookery books which ensures that my curiosity is constantly piqued. I also enjoy recreating historical recipes and immersive 20th Century dining experiences.

I regularly appear on British television, radio and podcasts.

  • Full list of broadcast media credits can be found, here.
  • A selection of media clips can be found, here.

I can be contacted via e-mail:

  • astepbackintimeinfo [@] yahoo.co.uk