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Diana Henry

A bestselling cookery author who has written books based on cooking chicken, healthy eating and Nordic cuisine, Diana Henry was born in Northern Ireland. She developed a love of cooking at the age of just 16 and decided to become a food writer after the birth of her first child in 1998.

Diana was named Fortnum and Mason Cookery Writer of the Year in 2013 and also works as a journalist and broadcaster.


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Diana Henry Books

  • From the Oven to the Table

    Diana Henry

    Product Code: FOTT
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Embrace the power of your oven.

    The latest cookbook from A Bird in the Hand and How to Eat a Peach author Diana Henry is ideal for anyone who likes to keep their cooking simple and for those who are short on time.

    The majority of the easy-going yet vibrant recipes in this collection can be cooked in one dish and are suitable for everything from simple suppers to huge feasts for the weekend. They have a focus on grains, pulses and vegetables as well as meat and fish.

    Among our recommendations are chicken thighs with miso, sweet potatoes and spring onions and roast Indian-spiced vegetables with lime-coriander butter.
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  • How to eat a peach

    Diana Henry

    Product Code: BTVAU
    Hardback
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    The Sunday Times Food Book Of The Year 'A masterpiece' - Bee Wilson, The Sunday Times As 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 Lawson Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards - Eurospar Cookbook 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) 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.
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  • Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

    Diana Henry

    Product Code: ASOFO
    Paperback
    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.
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  • A Change of Appetite

    Diana Henry

    Product Code: AJDBO
    Hardback
    (1)
    What happened when one of today's best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet - less meat and heavy food, more vegetable-, fish- and grain-based dishes - often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, but also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia. Curious about what 'healthy eating' really means, and increasingly bombarded by both readers and friends for recipes that are 'good for you', Diana disocovered a lighter, fresher way of eating. From a Cambodian salad of prawns, grapefruit, toasted coconut and mint or North African mackerel with cumin to blood orange and cardamom sorbet, the magical dishes in this book are bursting with flavour, goodness and colour. Peppering the recipes is Diana's inimitable writing on everything from the miracle of broth to the great carbohydrate debate. Above all, this is about opening up our palates to new possibilities. There is no austerity here, simply fabulous food which nourishes body and soul.
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  • Salt Sugar Smoke

    Diana Henry

    Product Code: AFAMQ
    Hardback
    Jams and jellies, chutneys and pickles, smoked and potted meats and cured fish, cordials and alcohols, vegetables in oil, mustards and vinegars - here are recipes to fill the larder with the most delicious conserves of all kinds. Award-winning food writer Diana Henry has sourced preserves from many different cuisines, from familiar fruit jams to more unusual recipes such as Georgian plum sauce, rhubarb schnapps and Middle Eastern pickled turnips. There is expert advice and instruction on techniques where necessary - from successful smoking (without expensive equipment) to foolproof jellies. As always Diana's irresistible narrative style makes you feel she is in the kitchen with you, guiding you gently through the recipes and providing fascinating background that ranges from the traditions of wild mushroom picking in Italy, Scandinavia and Russia to Simone de Beauvoir (who compared making jam to capturing time). Preserving makes the most of seasonal ingredients and intensifies flavours wonderfully. It's also a delicious way of making everyday food special and giving friends and family something beautifully home-made. From elderflower in spring and summer tomatoes, to autumn berries and winter vodkas, the recipes in this book will provide you with season after season of wonderful preserves.
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  • Food from Plenty

    Diana Henry

    Product Code: AANOX
    Hardback
    Our feelings about food and our attitude towards it are changing. Before long it won't just be considered sensible to care about how and what we cook and how much we waste - it will be unacceptable not to. But "Food From Plenty" is not another tome bemoaning global warming and dwindling fish stocks. It is a book about pleasure, about the great food you can have without spending loads of money or depleting the planet's resources. Diana Henry shows you how to save money by cooking ahead, using up gluts from the garden, and how to cook with respect for sustainability and resources. Her delicious recipes originate from all over the world - from Sicily to the Sahara - and turn 'going without' on its head to make it a pleasure.
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