• '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

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