Joe Berger and Pascal Wyse first met in a lift, having stormed out of meetings with their respective agents, who had struggled to find publishers for their pioneering condition-specific cookbooks (Wyse’s Zimmer Gently – Recipes for the Elderly and Berger’s Strain into Bowl – Colonic Gastronomy). The pair drowned their sorrows over a three-martini lunch, and Berger & Wyse stumbled into being. They have since produced animation and comic strips for various outlets, including Channel 4, BBC, Sky, Discovery, and the Guardian. Their title sequence to BBC1’s Hustle secured Bafta, Emmy and RTS nominations, none of which was won and often involved expensive nights at award ceremonies. Their four-panel strip The Pitchers, a portrayal of the film business that occasionally managed to be more stupid than Hollywood itself, ran in the Guardian for six years. The food cartoons featured in this book are part of an ongoing series that appears weekly in the Guardian Weekend magazine.