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Salt Sugar Smoke: How to preserve fruit, vegetable&hellip by Diana Henry
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I am a huge Diana Henry fan and use her books constantly - not just the odd recipe as with most cookbooks but many recipes and regularly. Salt, Sugar, Smoke is a gorgeous book, beautifully produced with wonderful photographs - the illustration for the whitecurrent jelly is one of many stunning images. There are so many tempting jams - melon, lime and ginger and rhubarb, rose and cardomum are the first ones on my list to try - that it is hard to pick favourites. As a keen preserver it is great to have ideas on what to do with the results of a trip to the fruit farm or an unexpectedly abundant crop in the garden. There are also sections on cordials, chutneys and relishes, jellies and curds,… Read more
Food From Plenty: Good food made from the plentifu&hellip by Diana Henry
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I have all Diana Henry's books - as well as a few hundred by other cookery writers - and this is already one of my favourites. It is a wonderful book; full of ideas, full of things that you want to cook, full of suggestions for food that you may already have - that leftover chicken or those cooking apples from the neighbour's tree. For the last three weeks I have insisted on roast chicken on Sunday just so I can cook the Vietnamese chicken with Nouc Cham or the chicken and parsley risotto for supper on Monday. The family will catch on soon...Diana Henry is a fantastic writer with an easy yet passionate and descriptive style so this is also the kind of book you can take to bed with you and… Read more