Yes, I know there is a quote from me on the cover - the peachily fuzzy-feel cover - of Diana Henry’s wonderful new book letting you know how enthusiastic I am about it, but I really felt I had to draw it to your attention here, too. For the book really is doubly a joy: a writer’s enquiry into place, memory and identity, and a cook’s offering of food - presented in a series of menus - that uplifts, comforts, delights and inspires.
The roast tomatoes, fennel and chickpeas with preserved lemons and honey is actually from a Summer menu, but I’m finding the fennel so glorious at the moment that I didn’t see why you should have to wait!
From How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry.
Imagery credit: Laura Edwards.
Published by Mitchell Beazley, £25 (www.octopusbooks.co.uk)