Chicken takes centre stage in Diana Henry's new collection of recipes for every day and every mood.
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.
Diana Henry's passion is infectious and her recipes tantalising. - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
I wish I had written this book! - Nigella Lawson
Everything Diana Henry cooks I want to eat. - Yotam Ottolenghi
A real desert island cookbook. - BBC Good Food Magazine
I feel like becoming a monk and dedicating my life to Diana Henry and her chicken. I will shun worldly possessions, wear feathers and do nothing but cook from this book. - Metro
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
Diana Henry's latest recipe book is a global odyssey of every meat lover's secret favourite ingredient - chicken. - Red magazine
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 eleven 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, How to Eat a Peach and From the Oven to the Table.
A Bird in the Hand, Simple, How to Eat a Peach and From the Oven to the Table were Top 10 Bestsellers and Diana's books have sold over 800,000 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.