PLANET CHICKEN is an eye-opening and uncompromising book about the bird we eat and mistreat the most. Hattie Ellis traces the chicken's evolution and history in farming, and reveals the grotesque scandal of the modern chicken industry, and its effect on our health. But she also talks to chicken lovers around the world, from West Indian jerk-chicken stall holders to Provencal chefs, and to the pioneers who are bringing real chickens back to our tables. This is a shocking and informative read, but also an inspiring one.
Winner of Guild of Food Writers Awards: Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing 2008.
Hattie Ellis's main interests lie in the cultural and physical roots of food. Hattie's previous books include Eating England", Trading Places" and Sweetness & Light: The Mysterious History of the Honey Bee". She lives in Lewes, East Sussex.