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How to Eat a Peach


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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), Cookery 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 eleven 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, How to Eat a Peach and From the Oven to the Table. A Bird in the Hand, Simple, How to Eat a Peach and From the Oven to the Table were Top 10 Bestsellers and Diana's books have sold over 800,000 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. Instagram: @dianahenryfood Twitter: @dianahenryfood


'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.'--Nigella Lawson, -
" British food writer Diana Henry serves up evocative meals and prose, taking cooks through seasons, cities, and moments in her life that can now be moments in yours. The menu titles alone are enough to lure you into the kitchen."
--Devra First, The Boston Globe
" It's full of beautiful pictures of beautiful food and recipes that really won me over. Bonus: The cover is fuzzy. Just like a peach."
--Rachel Ray Everyday
"a culinary icon"
--Helen Rosener, The New Yorker
"Any book by Diana Henry is one you want to add to your kitchen library."--Cooking by the Book
"Experiential is exactly how I'd describe "How to Eat a Peach," whose cover even has a gentle fuzz like a peach skin. Each menu transports not always to a specific locale, but a sort of place of time, the joy of a beautiful moment with food."
--The Washington Herald
"How to Eat a Peach ) is British food writer Diana Henry's best cookbook yet, because she groups stellar recipes into two-dozen menus organized thematically, and shares personal essays on memories of place and meals"
--The Globe and Mail
"One of the most literary of food writers... The British cookbook author has embedded a lusty memoir in her latest recipe collection."--Lauren Collins, The New Yorker
"The unstoppable Ms. Henry does it again."
--Bon Appetit
"There is poetry in menus," she writes in HOW TO EAT A PEACH: Menus, Stories, 'They can transport you to the Breton coast, or to a Saturday night in Manhattan; they are short stories.' From anyone else, this kind of sentiment might signal the earnest preciousness that rings food writing's death knell. Not from Henry, who's built her brand on what you might call poetic practicality."--The New York Times Book Review
"There's an elegant quality to the way she artfully folds her inventive recipes with her stories that is harmonious yet approachable for the home cook."--Nik Sharma, A Brown Table
"This is exceptional writing about food."
--Bonnie Benwick, The Washington Post
"Who's the Best British Food Writer? (Clue: It Isn't Nigella or Jamie)Why you should know the wonderful, warm, and always delicious Diana Henry."
--Martha Stewart Living, -
"You'll revisit this cookbook again and again. "How to Eat a Peach," by the popular British author, merits special attention because it delivers timeless and thoughtful food writing, accompanied by handsome visual vignettes."--Bonnie Benwick, The Washington Post
Diana Henry is "a legend"
--Portland Monthly
"sure to become another bestseller."
"you'll revisit this cookbook again and again. It merits special attention because it delivers timeless and thoughtful food writing, accompanied by handsome visual vignettes."
--The Seattle Times
"I am always utterly charmed by Diana Henry's cookbooks."--Addie Broyles, Austin American Statesman
"Lyrical British cookbook author Diana Henry has a new collection of recipes and storiesthat is a must-read. Divided by seasons, it's a unique grouping. But even more special is Henry's writing: beautiful, evocative and so inviting. A gem!"--Kathy Gunst, NPR
Diana Henry is "one of the few UK-based "cookery" authors whose flavor profiles and recipes are just as appealing on this side of the pond - Yotam Ottolenghi is another - and her latest book, "How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places" is a classic example of why."
--Addie Broyles, Austin American Statesman

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