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  • This is a big book with a simple message: that we all need to pay more attention to what we are (and are no longer) eating. Behind everything we eat there are people, places and stories. When we lose diversity in our food we threaten, also, the culture and history of the land and people who produce it. As the world becomes increasingly homogenous, preserving these things - keeping hold of diversity - matters. Dan Saladino manages to highlight the urgency of this matter whilst also inspiring us to believe that turning the tide is still possible.

    Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Dan Saladino's stories of endangered foods form a rallying cry to us all to protect the world's diversity before it's too late. But this is also a book filled with optimism; it captures the energy of a global movement of people dedicating their lives to saving the plants, the animals, the flavours and the food knowledge we must preserve.

    Alice Waters
  • For anyone interested in Darwin, world power, and life itself, read on.

    Cerys Matthews
  • Dan Saladino's brilliant book answers the questions we forgot to ask, and highlights the incredible diversity we stand to lose. A genuine masterpiece and a call to arms. Everyone who loves food and cooking should read this.

    Gill Meller
  • A fascinating journey across the fast disappearing diversity of our foods, which we ignore at our peril - a brilliant read.

    Tim Spector
  • I've long admired Dan Saladino's journalism for its broad scope and passion. The same qualities animate his first book Eating to Extinction, an inspiring account of endangered foods and food cultures across the planet. Everyone who cares about what they eat will want to know its stories.

    Harold McGee
  • This is a poignant and urgent read, it gets to the heart of storytelling because its threads the one thing that connects us all, our relationships to food. It is a timely reminder, too, that if we honour these connections we might have time to still save to our rich heritage of diverse foods. Dip into this book immediately, just don't do it on an empty stomach.

    Alys Fowler
  • I love this book, not only is it a treasure trove of knowledge, stories and ideas, it's a call to us all to save foods, flavours and our diversity. It's important and timely. I wish the whole world could read it.

    Raymond Blanc
  • How lucky we are that Dan Saladino has been able to tell these stories... This is the most important book about food that I have read for a long time, but I don't want to put anyone off. The book is worthy not just because it draws our attention to a world which is in danger disappearing, but because it is beautifully written and without hyperbole.

    Stephen Harris
  • This is an enthralling tour of some the world's most endangered foods... Saladino marshals a galvanising array of evidence for what we stand to lose

    Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

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