Menus, stories, places - Diana cooks up feasts for family and friends based on meals she has cooked and loved over the years.
'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
'...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial Times
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.
Diana Henry was named Cookery Writer of the Year by The Guild of Food Writers in 2009 and 2007 for her work in the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine. As well as writing a weekly column for Stella, Diana is the author of several cookbooks, including Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons, The Gastropub Cookbook and Cook Simple. She also writes for many magazines, including House and Garden, Sainsbury's Magazine and Waitrose Food Illustrated. Diana lives in London with her partner and children.
Photographer Jonathan Lovekin is often referred to as the best food photographer in the business. He is known for his work with Nigel Slater, and won the Glenfiddich award for his work in Feasts by Silvena Rowe.