Author(s): Jack McLean
Encyclopaedic and eccentric in turns The Compendium of Nosh is an indispensable food bible and treasure trove of trivia
'Elegant writing, pithy insights and a true passion for food' -- Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday 'A beautifully produced new alphabet of foodie frivolity' -- Bee Wilson, Sunday Telegraph 'Splendid ... simply delicious' -- Herald 'In a just world it ought to sell like hot toddies at the Mod' -- Alan Taylor, Sunday Herald 20051016 'An extensive guide but also a light and fascinating read -- a must for anyone who loves food' -- Fresh 20060601 'A personable encyclopedia of culinary facts, tips, prejudices and autobiography' -- Stephen Poole, Guardian 20060722
Jack McLean has been a writer, broadcaster and award-winning columnist for three decades. He has also been an art teacher, illustrator, copy-writer, musician and restaurateur. His interest in food streches back to his days as a waiter, barman and commis chef. For some time he wrote an acclaimed column 'Table For One' for the Herald. He has written six books. He now lives in his native Glasgow, where he is famed among the journalist cogniscienti as 'The Urban Voltaire'.