Roots is gloriously, fervently seasonal, revelling in challenge of the hungry months as much as the abundance of late summer and the glut of autumn. Other chefs pay lip service to the seasonal and local mantra: Banks embraces it heart, soul and plate. Gems of simplicity share pages with more complex recipes: Banks values them both equally
This book, like the author is notable for its integrity
An uplifting read from a flourishing chef
Tommy Banks is one of the finest chefs working in Britain today. Roots defines his approach to cooking, based on ingredients sourced from a few miles around his restaurant, and transformed by his vision, skill and originality
The most serious and interesting cookbook of the season is, by some distance, Roots
A truly original and special take on foraging and seasonal eating
Tommy Banks is a great chef, practising what he preaches about home grown produce cooked with love.