• "Marvellous and well-illustrated...based on exhaustive research and full of intriguing nuggets of information"

    Chandak Sengoopta, Independent
  • "A beautifully balanced book, melding historical fact with modern anecdotes... It's the definitive history of curry"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Fascinating and meticulously researched... layers historical fact with mouth-watering dinner table gossip of maharajah's epicurean excesses"

    Meera Syal, The Times
  • "Original and highly entertaining"

    Daily Mail