I have yet to meet anyone who hasn't adored this book once they've read it.
'wonderfully extreme' Independent 23/9
Gastronomic writing of the highest order, deserving a place alongside Elizabeth David and MFK Fisher.
Here is a great feast of a volume, a banquet of a book. It is both long and rich, full of intense flavours, new discoveries, unexpected contrasts ... Splendid.
Like the best modern-day food writers, Steingarten's style is a mix of wittily intellectual inquiry and glorious gluttony ... Little escapes his scrutiny, humour or delight.
Absolutely not to be missed.