Diana Henry is an irresistible home cook. Her sense of flavor is deftly balanced by her keen kitchen practicality. She can write, “This dish pretty much looks after itself once in the oven” or “When I feel lazy I make it,” and you know she means it. At the same time she passionately loves flavorful food and great ingredients. Henry gathers inspiration almost anywhere—the Amalfi coast, Goa, Northern Ireland—and if on one page she pares a comforting classic down to its bones, on the next she is impishly tucking some harissa into a dish of broccoli tossed with gremolata. Throughout the book you’ll find little tricks Henry uses to speed her cooking as well as plenty of asides that indicate how some of these dishes could be even simpler if you’re truly pressed for time. The work of a wonderful cook.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.