Food is quite possibly the world's favourite subject. You could say it's on everyone's lips. Food, or the lack of it, occupies our thoughts at some time every day. The variety of foods consumed by humans is astonishing. Every country has its unique speciality, from the curries of India to the pizzas of Italy, in traditions passed down through generations. And many cooks have their own jealously guarded recipes. Eating is at the heart of many ceremonies, both religious and secular; the coming together to share it is seen as a sign of peace, friendship and harmony. We all have our own ideas about food. This book contains many lively, humorous and profound reflections on the topic that people around the world, past and present, have shared with us. It's probably best to read it in bite-sized chunks to avoid indigestion.