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.
This inspiring and urgent book is one of the few food books that has ever given me goosebumps… A love letter to the huge diversity of foods enjoyed by human beings, but it is also a call to arms to preserve that diversity and strangeness against the onslaught of a globalised industrial food system… It is a story full of both loss and hope. — Bee Wilson.
Dan Saladino writes about global food culture as urgently and compellingly as he broadcasts on The Food Programme. He makes a brilliant case that the diversity of our food culture is inextricably linked to the biodiversity of our environment, and therefore the future of our food IS the future of our planet. — Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
A fascinating journey across the fast disappearing diversity of our foods, which we ignore at our peril – a brilliant read. — Tim Spector.
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… Dip into this book immediately, just don’t do it on an empty stomach. — Alys Fowler.
A real attention-grabber, an exceptionally wide-ranging, informative clarion call… As much an inspiring guide to the pioneering individuals, indigenous groups, scientists, and food producers who are championing the world’s rich food heritage, as a warning about what threatens it. — Joanna Blythman ― BBC Good Food Magazine.
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
[An] excellent and valuable book. — Colin Tudge ― Literary Review.
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… Beautifully written and without hyperbole. — Stephen Harris.
A feast of research and information [and] a digestible collection of beautiful stories… A very important book. — Valentine Warner.
Essential reading for those with a profound interest in the culture, history and anthropology of what, how and why we eat. It’s completely absorbing, enlightening and a necessary addition to every bookshelf. — Richard Corrigan.
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.
An eloquent call to arms… inspiring and superbly researched. — Geraldene Holt, Chair of the Jane Grigson Trust Award.
One of the wonders of the world is the rich diversity of its food, but diversity is disappearing as many traditional foods are becoming endangered. Dan Saladino make a fascinating case for why we all need to care about this. — Thomasina Miers.
Packed with breath-taking facts… Saladino moves seamlessly from the political…to the personal… the book is at its best when he has journeyed to meet the farmers and producers passionately trying to keep these dying foods alive… Let’s hope that Eating to Extinction can change the world. — Antonia Windsor ― Mail on Sunday.
Saladino offers many wonderful vignettes of indigenous food cultures. ― Economist.