SIMPLE: effortless food, big flavours

by Diana Henry

from the publisher

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.

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Original Publisher
Mitchell Beazley
Date of publication

Recommended by

Roopa Gulati

Chef, food writer and broadcaster

It’s hard to single out one of Diana’s books as my favourite as they all bring something new and inspirational to the table. What is striking about Simple is the pleasure it has given to me, my family and friends. We all have our favourites, mine is the meaty pork chops, glistening in sticky Marsala juices and crowned with plump figs. This book lives up to its name with its simple ingredients and straight forward methods resulting in big flavours and memorable meals.

Danny Kingston

Food blogger, writer and general witterer

A new cookbook amongst an ageing collection, Diana Henry's latest is excellent for when I come home from picking the kids up and if I want to get something tasty on the table and quick. Not that everything is easy to make but results so far have been utterly delicious. I also really enjoy Diana's conversational style of writing.

Caroline Eden

Food and travel writer

So simple are these recipes that I managed to cook quite a few in a bothy in the Highlands shortly after the book came out. I cooked confidentially, despite a lack of tools, as Diana’s recipes never, ever fail. The pages are full of insights and humour and the cover is gloriously tactile, too.

Leah Hyslop

Food writer and editor

Diana Henry is one of the British food scene's brightest stars - I always think it's a shame she's not better known. It's hard to pick a favourite of hers but I think Simple encapsulates what she does best - bold, exciting flavours, but very much from a home cook, rather than a cheffy, stance.

Caroline Hennessy

Food writer

Splattered with food and scribbled with notes, there's a get-into-the-kitchen recipe (or two) on every page of this generous collection. Brilliant for any mid-week what-will-we-have-for-dinner panics.

Nicola Millbank

Actress and cookbook author

Borra Garson

Literary agent

Marie Rayner

Food writer

Tonia George

Food writer