When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper) in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years. Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking.
Menus aren't just groups of dishes that have to work on a practical level (meals that cooks can manage), they also have to work as a succession of flavours. But what is perhaps most special about them is the way they can create very different moods - menus can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you've never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.
'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.'
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th April 2018
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 20.4 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.15
Edition Number: 1