Ravenous is a barnstorming, searing, wholly brilliant book about the UK’s food system, written by Henry Dimbleby and Jemima Lewis (husband and wife, as well as co-authors). Dimbleby is the ex-management consultant turned founder of Leon restaurants who led the government’s National Food Strategy review. Lewis is a journalist and former editor of The Week, and, as chief writer, promised herself that no sentence in the book would be incomprehensible to a thoughtful 12-year-old.

The result is a compelling but relatively short book that encompasses the key issues faced by ...


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