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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 ten 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 and How to Eat a Peach. A Bird in the Hand, Simple and How to Eat a Peach were Top 10 Bestsellers and Diana's books have sold over 700,000 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 @dianahenryfoodTwitter: @dianahenryfood


Her writing is incredibly vivid: her anecdotes invite you to sit down at the table with her and taste the flavours she describes. * The Culture Whisperer 'Best Books To Gift' *
The perfect book for anyone who loves hosting, How To Eat a Peach is a great reference for how to create amazing lunch and dinner party menus and is filled with Diana Henry's favourite dishes and recipes from around the world. * `Ultimate Food-lovers' Christmas Gift Guide' *
Diana Henry's How to Eat a Peach is the only book I managed to find time to write about. To be fair, I made the time to do that because it's a gem. In short, I think it's her best cookbook to date. * Ed Smith, Rocket and Squash 'Books Ideas for Christmas 2018' *

A Masterpiece

* Bee Wilson, The Sunday Times *
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 *
Diana Henry's How to Eat a Peach is as elegant and sparkling as a bellini. * The Guardian 'Books of the Year' *
I adore Diana Henry's recipes - and this is a fantastic collection. They are simple, but also have a sense of occasion. The recipes come from all over the world and each menu has an evocative story to accompany it. Beautiful. * The Times 'Best Books of the Year' *
..her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance * Financial Times *
The recipes are superb but, above all, Diana writes like a dream * Daily Mail *
Any book from Diana Henry is a joy and this canny collection of menus and stories is no exception. * delicious. magazine 'Top 10 Food Books of 2018' *
You can always rely on Diana Henry. Her prose is elegant and evocative, her recipes pure and delectably international. This is perhaps her best yet. * Tom Parker Bowles, The Mail on Sunday 'Essential Cookbooks Published This Year' *
No one quite captures a place, a moment, a taste and a memory like she does. If you've been there before, you're transported back but if you haven't not to worry, she takes you there with her. * The Independent 'Best Books of the Year' *
The stories associated with the meals are what draw you in. * The Herald 'The Year's Best Food Books' *
A life-enhancing book * The London Evening Standard 'Best Cookbooks To Buy This Christmas' *
...enchanting, evocative menus. * iPaper *
One of my favourite food writers with a book of 25 themed menus that I can't wait to cook. This is top of my wish list! * Good Housekeeping 'Favourite Reads to Gift' *

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