Eat Up!, a Sunday Times bestseller
“I read it greedily. Thank you.” – Nigella Lawson
Eat Up! is out NOW – it’s a non-fiction book all about food, culture and ways of eating. An antidote to the rash of diet books that dominate the shelves, it covers everything from food in the movies to the joy of waffles and Gemma from TOWIE.
“If you love food then Ruby’s incisive manifesto is for you.” – Thomasina Miers
“Terrific piece of work, shimmering with Ruby Tandoh’s fierce, enquiring intelligence.” – Marina O’Loughlin
“Ruby Tandoh’s shame-free food manifesto is a revelation.” – The Fader
“Ruby’s writing in Eat Up! is moreish. Her third book is witty, thoughtful, epigrammatic, sometimes scholarly and always passionate … Eat Up!‘s mission is to replace our collective nervousness about food with guilt-free appreciation.” – The Times
“Part-Delia Smith, part-Irvine Welsh. A hand grenade of a book. Eat Up! represents a broader cultural moment in which we are all re-examining the politics of desire, of hunger and anger and lust, especially if we are women. From the wellness industry to the cult of nostalgia, we use food as a way not only to control our bodies, but to stop ourselves wanting things we might not get. Wouldn’t it be easier, wouldn’t we feel better, or even be better – if we could just stop wanting those things at all? Ruby Tandoh doesn’t think so, and nor do I.” – Laurie Penny
“Downright cathartic. A decisive wallop to “clean eating” and other fad diets.” – Wall Street Journal
“Nothing is too high or lowbrow for her pen and if the much-maligned Deliciously Ella is the goddess of “clean eating,” Tandoh is the antichrist. Eat Up! is nourishing in the purest sense.” – Munchies (VICE)
“A salutary reminder that food is about nourishment in all its senses- thank you Ruby for putting the pleasure back into eating.” – Helen Goh (author of Sweet with Yotam Ottolenghi)
“Eat Up! is a joyous manifesto for flavour and sanity. It will give you more nourishment and wellness – not to mention waffles! – than any number of clean eating books. Tandoh takes in everything from Nepalese chicken dumplings to the science of taste; from blackberrying to the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Ruby Tandoh has written a genre-busting antidote to food-anxiety. You come away from it feeling braver and determined to eat with more freedom and gusto. I loved it.” – Bee Wilson
“There is something radical about Eat Up!. It is a love letter to food and, above all, a love letter to ourselves; Tandoh’s narrative recipe is a mix of realism, imagination and encouragement which will undoubtedly speak to many.” – The Debrief
“Tandoh’s book is really a call to arms. It’s time that we learned to fall back in love with food, to use it to nourish our bodies and our minds, to share it with people we love and, sometimes, to relish it with total abandon. I will be raising a spoon of Ben and Jerry’s chocolate-chip cookie dough to Ruby Tandoh as I try my very best to embrace her glee around food. I’d encourage you to do the same.” – Stylist
Flavour: Eat What You Love is my second cookbook – a celebration of everyday cooking and eating, with recipes for Ghanaian groundnut soup, effortless leek linguine, black treacle brownies and more.
Crumb: The Baking Book – my first cookbook, all about the magic of baking. Taking you through the basics of baking, from sponge cakes to choux pastry, it features recipes including blueberry clafoutis, caraway carrot cake and rosemary pecan pie.
Do What You Want: A Zine About Mental Wellbeing is a fundraising zine created by Ruby Tandoh and Leah Pritchard. Selling over 5500 copies and raising over £15000 to mental health charities, it featured contributions from Heather Havrilesky, Diana Henry, Bee Wilson, Meera Sodha, Mara Wilson and more. It’s no longer in print, but ecopies are available here.