Tim Hayward is an award-winning food writer and broadcaster. He writes a regular column for the Financial Times, and is a presenter on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme and panellist on The Kitchen Cabinet. He appears regularly on television programmes including Food & Drink and Sunday Brunch. Tim was the editor of the acclaimed Fire & Knives food-writing magazine. In his spare time he runs Fitzbillies restaurant in Cambridge.This is his third book.
Knife by Tim Hayward is a truly wonderful book. The kitchen knife is the cook's best friend and most essential tool. Clear and concise writing, as can be expected from Tim Hayward, accompanied by many many superb illustrations of knives, makes this a book to read, keep and cherish. I thought I knew something about kitchen knives but Tim's book opened many aspects of them: historical, social, aesthetic and cultural as well as gastronomic. For Tim is a cook and this is a book for people who know that all a cook really needs is a supply of clean water, a source of heat some food and a knife; a carefully chosen working knife. * Len Deighton *