Marta Manzanares Mileo Wins Food Writing Award

Still Life with Sweets and pottery (detail)

Dr Marta Manzanares Mileo, currently a Marie Curie Fellow in the Faculty, has won the 2022 Sophie Coe Prize for her essay ‘Sweet Femininities: Women and the Confectionery Trade in Eighteenth-Century Barcelona’.  The £1,500 award recognizes the best writing in food history.

The jury described ‘Sweet Femininities’ as ‘a delightful examination not only of the automatic association of sweet, sugary foods with feminine and infantile preferences and taste, but also of the