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The Food Lover’s Handbook

Saturday 25 March 2017

1 Hour


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Trade minister and former Waitrose managing director Mark Price looks at 40 of our most popular foods, from tea, coffee and cheese to caviar and chocolate, and offers some tips on how and what to buy.

In the Food Lover’s Handbook, Price has used years of experience in the trade to explain where food comes form, the morals behind different production methods and why prices and taste vary. He shows why some foods are cheap and some expensive and gives some advice on the products you should try before you die’. Price will also talk about his forthcoming book, Fairness for All: Unlocking the Power of Employee Engagement, which draws on his experience of the John Lewis Partnership model of inclusive capitalism. The model demands responsibility to all partners, with employees being the most important partner and driver of the business.

Price is a former managing director of Waitrose and former deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership. Last year, he was made a life peer and joined the Government as Minister for Trade and Investment. He is now Minister of State for Trade Policy in the new Department for International Trade. Here he talks to Nick Clark, former arts correspondent of The Independent.