• Hugely entertaining.

    Tim Adams, Observer
  • Another rollicking, food-stuffed entertainment... Gourmets and gourmands will savour this.

    Adam Begley, Spectator
  • This book may well be an even greater pleasure than its predecessor... Delightful, highly idiosyncratic.

    Lisa Abend, New York Times Book Review
  • I adore Buford's enthusiasm, which is unstinting, endlessly curious and absolutist in the best sense.

    Rachel Cooke, Observer
  • A chomping, romping, savoury tour de force: by turns hilarious (often at his own expense); and seriously thought provoking about our relationship with cooking and appetite... You finish it stuffed and groggy with happy illumination but as with every great feast, wanting even more!

    Simon Schama
  • By turns funny, intimate, insightful, and occasionally heartbreaking. It's a remarkable book, and even readers who don't know a sabayon from a Sabatier will find it endlessly rewarding.

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • A warm and funny and very delicious story about a man late in life falling in love with cooking... Buford [is] an energetic, exquisite writer.

    John Freeman, Lit Hub
  • I admire this book enormously; it's a profound and intuitive work of immersive journalism.

    Dwight Garner, New York Times
  • One of the greatest writers of his generation... Bill's latest is required reading for anyone with a love of history, good eating, and masterful storytelling.

    David Chang
  • A welcome reminder of simpler times... Buford's writing is filled with humor and heart.

    Annabel Gutterman, TIME

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