• [A] lively history of food

  • It is a dense and intensive read, but the pair's flair for scene-setting rhetoric and well-timed wit lifts it from the drier tones of academia

    Book of the Week, Time Out
  • A richly entertaining history of our relationship with the food that we put on our plates

  • This isn't just first class scholarship, it's energetic writing ... a must-read for anyone who wants to know why every night a billion people got to bed obese and another billion go to bed hungry

    George Alagiah
  • It is an absorbing, fascinating and timely book. The analysis ... is compelling, and their warning is stark. Best of all, it's a rattling good read

    Matthew Fort

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