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Interview: William Sitwell

We spoke to food critic William Sitwell about his new book, Eggs or Anarchy, and Lord Woolton, who helped Britain tighten its belt


The challenges facing Britain during World War II were enormous, and few were more pressing than the need to get food on the nation’s tables every week. is monumental task fell to one man, Frederick Marquis, later Lord Woolton. As William Sitwell explores in Eggs or Anarchy, Woolton’s personality, compassion and eye for business managed to get the job done, despite German bombing and political opposition from his own party.

William Sitwell is a critic on BBC One’s MasterChef and editor of Waitrose Food magazine. His previous books include A History of Food in 100 Recipes (Collins, 2012).
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