The first cook book I really read and still dive into regularly, 30 years later. All Claudia Roden's books are inspirational but this opened up an entirely new world of food and culture not just to me but to the British nation.
Down to earth recipes from one of the greatest Spanish chefs. It's not really a classic collection, there's plenty of French influence (he's a BasqueCountry chef after all) it's just modern Spanish food that I really want to eat.
So difficult to chose which of Diana's books I love the most but this collection of "accidentally healthy" recipes is perhaps my favourite. A million miles away from all the "clean" eating trends, this is fabulously tasty food that we guzzle as a family with no sense of deprivation.