About this book
One of our best-loved food writers recounts his culinary odyssey - from greedy schoolboy to gourmet and "Observer" food columnist. Details all the food, recipes and cooking as well as cataloguing how the British have eaten over the last three decades. Remarkable food writing which should do as well in paperback as it did in hardback.
'My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.'