Cook Simple

Author(s): Diana Henry; Jonathan Lovekin (Photographer)


'Thrust this book into the hands of anyone who thinks they can't cook' - the Sunday Times

Diana Henry shows you how to turn everyday ingredients into something special with the minimum of effort. Cook Simple is packed with over 150 recipes and ideas - many of which Diana has harvested from her world travels - that offer simple ways to make every meal spectacular.

Diana dedicates a chapter to each of 12 everyday ingredient groups: chicken, chops, sausages, leg of lamb, fish, leaves, summer veg, winter veg, pasta, summer fruit, winter fruit, flour and eggs. Each recipe takes only minutes to prepare with ingredients easily sourced from your local supermarket.

Features stunning pictures by award-winning photographer Jonathan Lovekin.


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Diana Henry has sales of over 50,000 through TCM. Diana has a huge following - she has a regular column in The Sunday Telegraph. Diana won Cookery Writer of the Year at the Guild of Food Writers Awards in 2007. Diana's previous books are critically acclaimed and have all been hugely successful. Quick and easy recipes for all those with little time to cook but who still want to eat well e.g. new parents and working professionals. Packed with delicious ideas for good, authentic food for all those with no time to cook complex dishes. Uses everyday ingredients that everyone can find at their local supermarket. Stunning pictures by award-winning food photographer Jonathan Lovekin.

'Superbly illustrated, the design of the book is clear and uncluttered' The Good Book Guide (Review for Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons) 'Diana Henry performs alchemy on ordinary ingredients, turning the ho-hum into the yum-yum.' Red 'Diana Henry's easy, oven-ready recipes will bowl you over with their hearty, feel-good factor.' The Lady 'Diana Henry's secret is to take simple, everyday ingredients and transform them into something special - the minimum of effort for the maximum effect.' Food & Travel 'If you are contemplating buying Nigella Express, get this instead.' Culture (supplement to the Sunday Times)

Diana Henry is the food columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. Her first book, Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons, was shortlisted for a Glenfiddich Award for best cookbook. Her second book, The Gastropub Cookbook, was critically acclaimed and hugely successful. She has recently published her third title, Roast Figs, Sugar Snow, to much media acclaim. She won Cookery Writer of the Year at the Guild of Food Writers Awards in June 2007. Diana lives in London with her husband and children.

Introduction; Chicken; Chops; Sausages; Leg of lamb; Fish; Leaves; Summer veg; Winter veg; Pasta; Spring and summer fruits; Winter fruits; Flour and eggs; Granitas; Sauces for ice cream; Basics; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781845335748
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : 0.646
  • : August 2010
  • : 253mm X 201mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Diana Henry; Jonathan Lovekin (Photographer)
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 641.54
  • : 192
  • : 100 full-colour photographs