A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry | Cookworm

In a nutshell
Healthy eating gets a delectable makeover from one the UK's most celebrated food writers.

What does it cover?
More veg; less meat and fat. Sounds simple (and a little dull) but it couldn't be more exciting. This book was born of Henry's own desire to find a way to eat better without compromising on ingredients or taste, and she shows she's done her research. And gloriously, there's not a calorie count in sight.

Why is it good?
Chapters are divided by season to make the most of British produce, but to create internationally flavoured dishes (think Persian chicken or Burmese fish). Some of the surprising ingredient combinations are bound to get your tastebuds excited (feta and orange salad with honeyed almonds for instance) and it includes handy menu suggestions for those who like entertaining.

Who's it for?
People who want to invest a little time in intelligent eating. The focus on grains and vegetables will please non-meat eaters too.

Who's it not for?
Those who like an easy option: the recipes aren't particularly difficult but they do require a bit of thought and preparation.

Best recipe?
The spring recipes are all fresh and flavourful, while you can feel the warmth coming off the pages in summer. The poached white peaches with rose wine jelly look, sound and taste divine.

Anything else?
Aside from the brilliant recipes this book is visually gorgeous, with layout, typography and photographs complimenting the content wonderfully.

We say
What's not to love? It's food that tastes great and is healthy too, which is basically as good as it gets.

To order a copy of A Change of Appetite for £17.99 (RRP £25), visit guardianbookshop.co.uk or call 0330 333 6846. Review by Jessica Hopkins.

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