Michael Bateman

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Student, 1953-1957

Having started in local papers, Michael Bateman went on to become a food critic, writer and campaigner. He was the food editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1989 to his death in 2006. Founder of the Campaign for Real Bread, he was a traveller and author of numerous books on food and cookery. 

Obituary in The Guardian

Other works

Cooking people (1966)

Sunday Times guide to the world's best food (1981)

Good enough to eat (1991)

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