Mark Riddaway is an award winning writer and editor and publisher, having previously won Editor of the Year at the Independent Publisher Awards. His involvement with Borough Market began more than a decade ago, and since 2012 he has been the editor and publisher of Market Life, the Market's bi-monthly food magazine, which was named Best Magazine or Supplement by the Guild of Food Writers in both 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Mark's regular columns in Market Life earned him a place on the Guild's shortlist for its food writing award.
The story of Borough Market mirrors the British food revolution.
This book tells that story; deliciously, ingredient by ingredient.
-- William Sitwell
This is the perfect book for those moments when you find yourself in the kitchen wondering about how a particular ingredient found its way into our everyday culinary lives. It's as enticing as Borough Market always is, as witty as Mark Riddaway always is, and packed with the kind of knowledge I love. -- Angela Clutton
Fascinating and entertaining - a pleasure to read. -- Claudia Roden
It's so important that Borough and the food community are supported, and what better way of spreading the word than through the stories and histories of a most historic market that has become a unique beacon of good things. -- Jeremy Lee
This book is for lovers of food and markets and history. It's also a book that everyone who eats should read. It is fascinating, informative and entertaining. Mark Riddaway effortlessly guides us though Borough, telling the story of the market and its produce with ease and grace. -- Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Mark Riddaway's Edible Histories is thoroughly researched and engagingly written and belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in food history. Even if you are not interested, this is the book that will get you started. -- Mark Kurlansky