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A Change of Appetite: Where delicious meets healthy (Hardcover)

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Just loving A Change of Appetite!!! Diana Henry's recipes are mostly Middle Eastern in flavors and style. The following recipes were all delicious:

  • Salad of smoked anchovies, green beans, and egg
  • Smoked paprika sardines with white beans and tomatoes
  • Roasted tomatoes and lentils with dukka-crumbed eggs
  • Israeli chicken with couscous, harissa-grilled peaches and mint
  • Grilled eggplants with date, walnut and yogurt salad

BTW, this book was also highly recommended in the New York Times food section. 

— Nancy Warwick


James Beard Award Finalist

'Cookery Book of The Year' Guild of Food Writers Awards

Shortlisted for the André Simon Awards

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 discovered 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 flavor, goodness and color.

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.

About the Author

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), C ookery 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 children.

Praise For…

Our new healthy cooking bible—Bon Appetit

Filled with stunning meals that just happen to be healthier, this cookbook will delight epicures and foodies.—Library Journal

A tome you can eat your way through all year long.—Houston Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9781784726164
ISBN-10: 1784726168
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 336