• "Moving and darkly comic"

    Niki Segnit, The Sunday Times
  • "Heartbreakingly poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. This is an important book, a must read!"

    Heston Blumenthal
  • "Vastly entertaining... A real treat."

    Woman & Home
  • "By turns funny, tragic and nostalgic, this is a wonderful, fascinating volume, which puts a human face on the grim pages of the history books"

    The Lady
  • "This poignant memoir is an education in the richness of eastern European cuisine, and the story of Soviet communism, through the lens of family experience."