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    • Publication date:12 Mar 2015
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A Bird in the Hand

Chicken recipes for every day and every mood

By Diana Henry

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Chicken takes centre stage in Diana Henry's new collection of recipes for every day and every mood.

Chicken takes centre stage in Diana Henry's new collection of recipes for every day and every mood.

Diana Henry named Best Cookery Writer at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2015

Winner - James Beard Award: Best Book, Single Subject

The Guild of Food Writers named Diana Henry as Cookery Journalist of the Year 2015
Chicken 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.

Biographical Notes

Diana Henry is one of our best-loved food writers. She has a weekly column in The Sunday Telegraph and also writes for Red, Saga, House and Garden and BBC Good Food magazines, 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) and Cookery Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food Awards in 2013 and 2015. A Change of Appetite was voted Cookbook of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2015, and A Bird in the Hand was the winner of a prestigious James Beard award in 2016. Her other books include Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, Cook Simple, Salt Sugar Smoke and Roast Figs Sugar Snow. She lives in London with her partner and children.

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  • ISBN: 9781845338961
  • Publication date: 12 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
I wish I had written this book! — Nigella Lawson
A real desert island cookbook. — BBC Good Food magazine
A cookery book by Diana Henry is always a cue to grab an apron. A Bird in the Hand, a collection of chicken recipes of every kind, is no exception. — House & Garden
Chicken gets exciting! — delicious magazine
You'll never be challenged by a pack of chicken thighs again! — Saga
Diana Henry's passion is infectious and her recipes tantalising. — Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
There are just so many recipes I long to try out - my copy is littered with post-its. — Nigella Lawson on Salt, Sugar, Smoke
Everything Diana Henry cooks I want to eat. — Yotam Ottolenghi
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