Greetings! I’m Kristi Embry, aka, the Rural Victorianist. I live in rural North Carolina, where I pursue my loves of Victorian literature, experimenting the kitchen, and playing with camera equipment.
You may be wondering “Exactly what a Victorianist, lady? And what does anything that has the word “Victoria” in the title have to do with food?” So…I’m a feisty, red-headed lover of Victorian literature and food. By day, I love discussing the crème de la crème of the group of nineteenth-century British writers like Charles Dickens who would later influence more contemporary writers like J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) and Steven Moffat (Sherlock and Doctor Who) with students at the small university in rural North Carolina where I teach. By night, I also love experimenting in the kitchen–generally making an enormous mess of things that the straight-laced Victorians would surely frown upon–and behind my beloved camera lens. This site combines both of my day worlds and night worlds, marrying together food, photography, and occasional musings on Victorian (and other) literature.
In addition to Dickens, Rowling, and Steven Moffat, my literary loves include Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and J.K. Rowling. On the culinary side, I am generally amorous toward anything chocolate, bread, blueberries, sausages, cheesecake, and green M&Ms–and not necessarily in that order.
I do hope you enjoy this site!