• "It's a brilliant book, a high-brow kitchen soap opera"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "I lingered over every sentence like a heavily truffled risotto"

    Anthony Bourdain
  • "I have never read a funnier or more authentic account of the making of a serious cook. Give Mr Buford three stars"

    Peter Mayle
  • "A dazzling and fun account of two magnificently mad years"

  • "With an endlessly inquisitive mind writes with great humour ... I suspect it might become a kitchen classic. It deserves to"

    Ray Connelly, Daily Mail