Jane Austen used food in her novels as a way of showing kindness among neighbours, as part of the dynamics of family life, and for comic effect. Dinner with Darcy (CICO, 2013) takes authentic recipes from the period, inspired by the food from Austen's novels and letters and updates them for contemporary cooks.
Christmas with Dickens (CICO, 2018) shares seasonal recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens.
Pen Vogler has written about food history for the press and edited Penguin’s Great Food series. She has recreated recipes from the past for BBC television, and writes about it on her blog, Pen's Great Food Club.