• "As a staple of the global diet the potato is worth this digestible book devoted to its biology, history and social influence"

    The Times
  • "The most nourishing book of the month"

  • "Traversing imperialism, politics, technology and diet, Reader's elegantly written, discursive book weaves the progress of centuries and continents together in the story of the potato's ascendancy"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "This accessible account embraces the latest scholarship and addresses the failings of previous works on the subject. Indeed the book, like the tuber it describes, fills a void: the spud now has the biography it deserves"

  • "Superb"

    Sunday Times