'No don't worry, I'm not on a diet, but whatever book Annie Bell writes is always sure to contain recipes i want to cook. Her latest is no exception.-- Nigella Lawson'There's no pretence at complete carb denial here there's even a moussey flourless chocolate cake and a couple of fruit desserts but carnivores, gluten-avoiders, sugar-deniers and bloat-haters will find plenty to conjure with. Followers of Dukan and Atkins will be able to pluck and adapt too, especially as the carbohydrate and protein count of each recipe is given[...]Part of the plan is that, if diners still want carbs, you can add some on the side. It was sorely tempting to boil some rice to go with the slow-roast salt-and-pepper duck with spring greens and sherry gravy I tried but, as promised we didn't miss it. After three hours' cooking and a quick blast to crisp the skin, the duck was tender and gloriously burnished and easy to pull apart rather than carve; I doubt I'll bother cooking it any other way now I've tried this. And when a 'diet' book teaches you a better way to cook, it's a keeper.'-- Emma Sturgess, The Metro'If the January detox failed to have the desired effect then you could give Annie Bell's Low Carb Revolution a shot. [It is] a new way of eating to stay slim, rather than a one-off diet[...]made easier by Bell's easy-to-do recipes employing simple ingredients, which she used during her own attempt to stick to a low-carb diet.'
----Carolyn Hart, Telegraph Magazine
About the Author
was a cookery and food contributor for Vogue and then the Independent. She has been principal cookery writer on the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine for many years, and 10 years ago won the Guild of Food Writers' Journalist of the Year. Her previous books include the Gorgeous series, Soup Glorious Soup, The Picnic Cookbook and Annie Bell's Baking Bible, which was nominated for an Andre Simon Book Award in 2013.