About the book
Sushi, schnitzel and steak – they’re world-famous meals that we eat on a daily basis, and yet they’ve become so common that we no longer know anything about them. Where do they come from and why are they so famous? The Potato Eaters went out into world to find out.
Deep in the bowels of centuries-old libraries and from the mouths of chefs, baronesses, farmers, revolutionaries and inventors, they dig up the original recipes. The result is a bold book full of surprising adventures with babi, bolo, barbeque and epic stories about Nazis and spaghetti, mafia members and cheese fondu, seasick cows and meat tea. A journey full of memorable encounters, such as with the last living member of the illustrious Stroganoff family who, after his mother’s death, hasn’t eaten a decent boeuf stroganoff since.