Dorothy Cashman

After graduating from UCD Dorothy Cashman worked as cabin crew with Aer Lingus for thirty years, with a career break to train at the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Shortly before retiring from Aer Lingus she graduated from TU Dublin with an M.Sc. and in 2016 was awarded a doctorate for her research on Irish Culinary Manuscripts. She combines a lifelong interest in literature and history in her love for understanding the narratives surrounding Irish food history and making visible the untold stories involved in the telling of it. She is a co-founder of the biennial Dublin Gastronomy Symposium and is co-editor of the European Journal of Food, Drink, and Society, which launched in 2021. She has presented both in Ireland and at international symposia, while her research has been published in academic journals and edited collections.