About SIMPLE: effortless food, big flavours
SIMPLE: effortless food, big flavours is a cookbook by Diana Henry. No-one is better than Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss, but which will knock your socks off with their flavour.
Peppered throughout the book are ingenious ideas such as no-hassle starters and sauces that will lift any dish. From Turkish Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Yoghurt and Dill and Paprika-baked Pork Chops with Beetroot, Caraway and Sour Cream to Parmesan-roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Thyme, Diana takes the kind of ingredients we are most likely to find in our cupboard and fridge – or be able to pick up on the way home from work – and provides recipes that will become your friends for life.
Winner of The Fortnum & Mason Cookery Book of the Year Award 2017
‘This is everything I want from a cookbook: inspiration, intelligent company, great good-mood food, and beautiful writing.’
– Nigella Lawson
‘No one writes about food so beautifully with recipes which are, as the title says, simple to prepare yet always enticing. A treasure both to give and receive.’
– Julia Leonard, London Evening Standard
‘Her latest book, Simple, is destined to become a classic.’
– Daily Telegraph
‘Diana Henry’s latest release is packed with tasty recipes we want to make again and again.’
– Jamie Magazine
‘I have always been a fan of this author for her good basics and sensible recipes that taste delicious. She writes well and gets the gastric juices going.’
– Irish Examiner
‘It’s the next best thing to going to a favourite friend’s for dinner and knowing that the food will be delicious, you’re going to love and be nourished by everything, there won’t be a weird fancy table placement and there is no risk that you’ll ever run out of wine. Reading her recipes is almost as satisfying as making and eating them.’
– Daisy Buchanan, The Pool
‘A book to adore’
– Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday
‘Simple is her 10th book, and one of her very best; beautifully written and endlessly inventive, it would make a great gift for anyone interested in good food with minimal effort (i.e. just about anyone).’
– Felicity Cloake, The Guardian
‘Another outstanding collection of recipes for getting lunch or dinner on the table “quickly and easily, but with pizzazz”. It’s also a fascinating look at how eating habits have changed over the past decade.’
– Sunday Times
About Diana Henry
Diana Henry is an award-winning food writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of ten books including ‘A Bird in the Hand’ – a Top 10 Bestseller that won a prestigious James Beard Award in March 2016 and ‘From the Oven to the Table’.
Diana is the Sunday Telegraph’s food writer and has a column in Stella, the newspaper’s magazine. She also writes a monthly column in BBC Good Food Magazine. She was named Cookery Writer of the Year in the prestigious Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards in 2013 and 2015.
Diana was brought up in Northern Ireland in a family of keen cooks. At six she was making peppermint creams, coconut ice and fairy cakes. By sixteen, she was hosting her first dinner party. At eighteen, she left Northern Ireland to study English Literature at Oxford University.
It was on moving to London after university that Diana found her culinary stride and more like-minded peers. And many years and a Leith’s cookery course later, Diana turned to food writing as a career, and she’s never looked back.