Annamaria Valent is currently a WRoCAH-funded PhD student working within the network “Cultures of Consumption in Early Modern Europe”. She completed her BA (History and Philosophy) and MA (History and Philosophy) at the University of Udine in 2007 and 2009 respectively. After teaching Italian abroad, she moved to the University of York where she completed her MA in Early Modern History in 2014. Her PhD examines the culinary and medical knowledge exchange between Iberia and England during the early modern period. By focusing on Iberian knowledge in England in particular and on the networks of people at the heart of such exchanges, she aims to contribute to the growing field of Anglo-Iberian studies, building upon the current scholarly interest in food in its anthropological, social and cultural significance.