A Change of Appetite

A Change of Appetite : Where Delicious Meets Healthy

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'Cookery Book of The Year' Guild of Food Writers Awards Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Awards Nominated for The Bookseller Cookery Book Award, Sponsored by Foyles What happened when one of today's best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet - less meat and heavy food, more vegetable-, fish- and grain-based dishes - often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, but also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia. Curious about what 'healthy eating' really means, and increasingly bombarded by both readers and friends for recipes that are 'good for you', Diana disocovered a lighter, fresher way of eating. From a Cambodian salad of prawns, grapefruit, toasted coconut and mint or North African mackerel with cumin to blood orange and cardamom sorbet, the magical dishes in this book are bursting with flavour, goodness and colour. Peppering the recipes is Diana's inimitable writing on everything from the miracle of broth to the great carbohydrate debate. Above all, this is about opening up our palates to new possibilities. There is no austerity here, simply fabulous food which nourishes body and soul.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 183 x 267 x 34mm | 1,184g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • More than 120 colour photographs
  • 1845337840
  • 9781845337841
  • 22,966

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Diana Henry's passion is infectious and her recipes tantalising. -- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall There are just so many recipes I long to try out - my copy is littered with post-its. -- Nigella Lawson on Salt, Sugar, Smoke Everything Diana Henry cooks I want to eat. -- Yotam Ottolenghi Can't wait to cook from it (reading this in bed this arvo). -- Nigella Lawson (tweeted on receiving her copy) As ever, her recipes are gorgeously greed-inducing, and the feel of the book - the beauty of its photographs should be mentioned here - is calmly but gloriously uplifting. -- Nigella Lawson Absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring! -- Jack Monroe (author of A Girl Called Jack) A committed pleasure-monger, turning out really good recipes that scream to be made over and over again. -- Emma Sturgess Metro This is the cookbook we have all been waiting for. Eat Travel Live Magazine Our favourite food book so far this year. Foodepedia It's obvious which cookbooks are the most used on my kitchen shelf. Dog-eared and besmattered, they include all that Diana Henry has ever written. The Sunday Telegraph Diana meets the challenge of improving your diet without sacrificing flavour. BBC Good Food Magazine Share with good friends. Country & Town House I'm dedicating this month to following as many of her recipes as possible. Psychologies Deliciously Healthy! The Mail on Sunday YOU This is good food for people who love eating. Saga With nods to the Middle East, Thailand and Japan, her delicate, fragrant dishes are just what we're craving. Red Once in a while a cookbook comes along that has you drooling long before you actually cook anything from it. A Little Bird [Diana Henry's] been on a mission to seek out food that's good for you but doesn't involve denial, smug abstinence or (natural consequence of both) gloom. The results are light, fresh and full of flavour. -- Karen Barnes, Editor Delicious Henry's passion for food, as well as a considerable amount of research, shines through this book, which provides ample inspiration for a healthy menu with a difference. -- Neil Gerrard Caterer & Hotelkeeper One of the best flavour queens out there... the recipes are invigorating and lovely. Bath Chronicle Who says vegetables are boring? Diana Henry scoured the world for recipes that are 'good for you' but don't skimp in flavour. The Times Proof that healthy eating can be tasty too. Time Out picks for 2014 As featured in Best Food Books 2014 The Week In every one I tried, the flavors sparkled, the colors on the plate glowed, the dishes truly satisfied. The New York Timesshow more

About Diana Henry

Diana Henry is one of our best-loved food writers. She has a weekly column in The Sunday Telegraph and also writes for Red, Saga, House and Garden and BBC Good Food magazines, 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) and Cookery Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food Awards in 2013 and 2015. A Change of Appetite was voted Cookbook of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2015, and A Bird in the Hand was the winner of a prestigious James Beard award in 2016. Her other books include Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, Cook Simple, Salt Sugar Smoke and Roast Figs Sugar Snow. She lives in London with her partner and children.show more