• "Mabey has been described as "Britain's greatest living nature writer" and he brings equal authority to writing about food in this engaging memoir cum recipe book"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "The frugality of its recipes is offset by the gloriousness of its prose. This is the man who brought us Food For Free, so there's nothing about making do that he doesn't know - this book's a delight"

    The Times, Books of the Year
  • "Excellent... More than just a recipe book. It covers a useful skill in a downturn, the art of foraging"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Learn the art of culinary busking with home-grown staples in this spirited and hands-on guide"

    Dailiy Mail
  • "A book for both the ecologically anxious and thrify, and since that means virtually everyone in Britain these days, it should sell by the truckload"