Roger Phillips: the mushroom man

As a child, Roger Phillips discovered that by picking the mushrooms on his grandparents' farm and giving them to the man who collected the milk, the milkman would come back the next day with money earned from the sale of the mushrooms.

Valentine Warner talks to Richard Craig about his early influences which led him to write about food and its heritage. "Don't let things vanish. Protect what we have because once it's gone that's it." Outspoken about certain practices, questioning some fashionable views he is never less than honest and passionate about what happens around 'The Good Table'