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Diana Henry



Diana Henry is one of the UK's best-loved food writers. She has a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph and also writes for BBC Good Food, House & Garden and Waitrose Weekend, as well as being a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4. Diana has won numerous awards for her journalism and books, including Cookery Journalist of the Year from the Guild of Food Writers (three times, most recently in 2015), Cookery Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in 2013 and 2015 and Cookery Book of the Year for Simple at Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2017. A Change of Appetite was voted Cookbook of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2015 and A Bird in the Hand won a James Beard award in 2016. Diana has written ten other books including Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, A Bird in the Hand, Cook Simple, Salt Sugar Smoke, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, A Change of Appetite, Simple and How to Eat a Peach.

A Bird in the Hand, Simple and How to Eat a Peach were Top 10 Bestsellers and Diana's books have sold over 700,000 copies worldwide.

Diana studied English Literature at the University of Oxford and journalism at City, University of London. She was a TV producer for the BBC for over ten years before starting to write. She lives in London with her children.

www.dianahenry.co.uk
Instagram: @dianahenryfood
Twitter: @dianahenryfood

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How to eat a peach

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Food Book of the Year at the 2019 André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards The Sunday Times Food Book of the Year'A masterpiece' - Bee Wilson, The Sunday TimesAs featured on BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme 'Books of the Year 2018''This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella LawsonShortlisted for the Irish Book Awards - Eurospar Cookbook of the year 'Diana Henry's How to Eat a Peach is as elegant and sparkling as a bellini' - The Guardian 'Books of the Year''I adore Diana Henry's recipes - and this is a fantastic collection. They are simple, but also have a sense of occasion. The recipes come from all over the world and each menu has an evocative story to accompany it. Beautiful.' - The Times 'Best Books of the Year' '...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial Times'The recipes are superb but, above all, Diana writes like a dream' - Daily Mail'Any book from Diana Henry is a joy and this canny collection of menus and stories is no exception' - delicious (As featured in delicious. magazine Top 10 Food Books of 2018) 'You can always rely on Diana Henry. Her prose is elegant and evocative, her recipes pure and delectably international. This is perhaps her best yet' - Tom Parker Bowles, The Mail on Sunday 'Essential Cookbooks Published This Year' 'No one quite captures a place, a moment, a taste and a memory like she does. If you've been there before, you're transported back but if you haven't not to worry, she takes you there with her' - The Independent 'Best Books of the Year' 'The stories associated with the meals are what draw you in' - The Herald 'The Year's Best Food Books' 'A life-enhancing book' - The London Evening Standard 'Best Cookbooks To Buy This Christmas''...enchanting, evocative menus.' - iPaper 'One of my favourite food writers with a book of 25 themed menus that I can't wait to cook. This is top of my wish list!' - Good Housekeeping 'Favourite Reads to Gift'When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper) in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years. Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus aren't just groups of dishes that have to work on a practical level (meals that cooks can manage), they also have to work as a succession of flavours. But what is perhaps most special about them is the way they can create very different moods - menus can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you've never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.How to Eat a Peach contains many of Diana's favourite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world.

Mitchell Beazley

Diana Henry

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Mitchell Beazley

SIMPLE

Diana Henry
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Diana Henry

Winner of The Fortnum & Mason Cookery Book of the Year Award 2017'This is everything I want from a cookbook: inspiration, intelligent company, great good-mood food, and beautiful writing.'Nigella Lawson'No one writes about food so beautifully with recipes which are, as the title says, simple to prepare yet always enticing. A treasure both to give and receive.' Julia Leonard, London Evening Standard'Her latest book, Simple, is destined to become a classic.'Daily Telegraph'Diana Henry's latest release is packed with tasty recipes we want to make again and again'.Jamie Magazine'I have always been a fan of this author for her good basics and sensible recipes that taste delicious. She writes well and gets the gastric juices going'.Irish Examiner'It's the next best thing to going to a favourite friend's for dinner and knowing that the food will be delicious, you're going to love and be nourished by everything, there won't be a weird fancy table placement and there is no risk that you'll ever run out of wine. Reading her recipes is almost as satisfying as making and eating them.' Daisy Buchanan, The Pool'A book to adore'Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday'Simple is her 10th book, and one of her very best; beautifully written and endlessly inventive, it would make a great gift for anyone interested in good food with minimal effort (i.e. just about anyone).'Felicity Cloake, The Guardian'Another outstanding collection of recipes for getting lunch or dinner on the table "quickly and easily, but with pizzazz". It's also a fascinating look at how eating habits have changed over the past decade"Sunday TimesNo-one is better than Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss, but which will knock your socks off with their flavour.Peppered throughout the book are ingenious ideas such as no-hassle starters and sauces that will lift any dish. From Turkish Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Yoghurt and Dill and Paprika-baked Pork Chops with Beetroot, Caraway and Sour Cream to Parmesan-roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Thyme, Diana takes the kind of ingredients we are most likely to find in our cupboard and fridge - or be able to pick up on the way home from work - and provides recipes that will become your friends for life.

Mitchell Beazley

Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

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Diana Henry

In this culinary exploration of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa, Diana Henry has gathered together dishes that combine exotic flavours in ways long forgotten - or never discovered - in many Western kitchens. Colourful, aromatic and perfumed ingredients, from leathery pomegranates, with their insides bursting with ruby seeds, to flower-waters that allow you to drink in the scent of a garden, combine to bring an intoxicating whiff of the exotic to your table and pleasure to your kitchen. The core ingredients of these cuisines are increasingly available so dishes such as Chermoula-marinated Tuna, Fennel, Pomegranate and Feta Salad, and Lavender, Orange and Almond Cake are both delicious and accessible to cook.

Mitchell Beazley

A Bird in the Hand

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Diana Henry

Diana Henry named Best Cookery Writer at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2015Winner - James Beard Award: Best Book, Single Subject The Guild of Food Writers named Diana Henry as Cookery Journalist of the Year 2015Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual. Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends. From quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs and a smoky chicken salad with roast peppers and almonds, through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines, there is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn't covered in this book. In A Bird in the Hand, Diana Henry o­ffers a host of new, easy and not-so-very-well-known dishes, starring the bird we all love.

Mitchell Beazley

Roast Figs, Sugar Snow

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Diana Henry
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A Change of Appetite

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Diana Henry
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Food From Plenty

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Diana Henry
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Salt Sugar Smoke

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Cook Simple

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Diana Henry

'Thrust this book into the hands of anyone who thinks they can't cook' - the Sunday TimesDiana Henry shows you how to turn everyday ingredients into something special with the minimum of effort. Cook Simple is packed with over 150 recipes and ideas - many of which Diana has harvested from her world travels - that offer simple ways to make every meal spectacular.Diana dedicates a chapter to each of 12 everyday ingredient groups: chicken, chops, sausages, leg of lamb, fish, leaves, summer veg, winter veg, pasta, summer fruit, winter fruit, flour and eggs. Each recipe takes only minutes to prepare with ingredients easily sourced from your local supermarket.Features stunning pictures by award-winning photographer Jonathan Lovekin.

Mitchell Beazley

The Gastropub Cookbook - Another Helping

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