Dairy is a nutritional powerhouse. It offers the richest natural source of calcium and has a host of other vitamins, minerals and high-quality nutrients. As more and more studies show that fat is more friend than foe, the time has come to reintroduce and reinvent it. In The Modern Dairy, Annie Bell explains the science behind this food's goodness and how to source the very best produce, with recipes that celebrate it in healthy ways and reflect the way we cook and eat today. Chapters include 'Homemade' with flavoured yogurts, fromage frais and whipped sweet and savoury butters. There are delicious 'Melts' such as a Fennel, Dolcelate and Rosemary Pizza and Halloumi Burgers with Lemon and Mint. While vegetarians are well-looked after with Broccoli and Quinoa Pilaf with Crispy Feta, a Very Tomatoey Mac 'n' Cheese and Eggs with Smoky Cauliflower and Manchego. While puddings range from the indulgence of a Parisian Blackcurrant Cheesecake to Honey Yogurt Ice Cream.
Annie Bell spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on the Independent. She currently writes for the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, and is a contributor to Country Living and Waitrose Food Illustrated. She was winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Writer of the Year in 2003.