Bestselling author Diana Henry offers minimum food waste and minimum expense for maximum flavour.
Caring about getting the maximum value out of the ingredients we buy and cook is now second-nature for most cooks. And reduced food waste goes hand-in-hand with spending less of course. It's also about exploring a wider range of ingredients, from seasonal vegetable and fruit gluts to interesting cuts of meat and fish. There is great pleasure to be found in cooking ingredients when they are at their best and in using any leftovers smartly (which neatly saves work for the cook too).
As always with Diana Henry, flavour is the key. More than 300 delicious recipes in this book are sourced from cultures around the world that know a thing or two about getting the most out of as little as possible. Cook ahead, make the most of gluts from the garden, magic what's left over into a delicious new meal that takes little time. There is no sense of going without here - it is all about the pleasure of making the most delicious use of everything available.
This updated edition has been substantially revised throughout, with additional new plant-based recipes.
Everything Diana Henry cooks I want to eat
One of the most essential books you can have. - The Independent
A fine example of the way the British fooderati elevate uncomplicated cookery. - Washington Post
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.