'Embellished with clever illustrations and a nice selection of historical and contemporary recipes . . . [an] outstanding series of food volumes.' – Wall Street Journal
'Each of these condensed reads is stuffed with irreverent facts, anecdotes and evidence of wide-ranging research.' – The Scotsman
'The Edible series of books are full of fascinating facts but are almost small enough to squeeze into a Christmas stocking.' – Delicious
'Spend your book tokens on Reaktion Books's little collectables for couch potatoes, discreetly yellow-jacketed, entertainingly illustrated hardbacks on a single theme written by serious scholar-cooks. All are subtitled A Global History, a promise which at £9.99 for 150 pages of impeccably researched sweet reason, they indeed fulfill'
– Elizabeth Luard, The Oldie
'The Edible series of little yellow hardbacks has established itself as the backbone of the food history section. They are well-researched and illustrated with a pleasing balance of anecdote and serious history.' – The Bookseller
'Each book in the "Edible Series" describes a food or drink — its history, how it has evolved and how it has figured in various cultures across civilization. Twenty-eight of these little butter-cream-colored gems are in the works; 11 so far have been published. Printed on heavy, rich stock with drawings and color photos, they are an appetizing bunch.'
– Los Angeles Times