• "

    'A fascinating tour round our food roots... An edible H.V. Morton - I loved it and so will you'


    Clarissa Dickson Wright
  • "

    'William Black's book confirms my long-held belief that British food has a history to match any other cuisine in the world. Tragically, we've almost entirely lost touch with this heritage, but this book is a heroic step in the right direction'


    Antony Worrall Thompson
  • "'The food world's answer to Bill Bryson'"

    Yorkshire Post
  • "'Black's history is fascinating to any reader...provides new insight into Britain's love/hate affair with food'"

    Waterstone's Books Quarterly
  • "'He delights in the overlooked and the downright unfashionable...if you've ever wondered what exactly is clapshot, or cockaleekie, or cullen skink, then this is a book for you'"

    Eastern Daily Press