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In Review: Diana Henry’s A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood

With August wrapping up, and school just around the corner, I start looking for quick and easy meals to help with the transition from summer “whateverness” into the structure of the school year. Plus, I spent most of the last week or so in super-sleepy mode, and a simple meal of chicken seems so much more doable than almost anything else.

Like the cover of the book says, “Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood” … check!

Looking forward to digging in,

A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood by Diana Henry is available now at

Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual. Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends. From quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs and a smoky chicken salad with roast peppers and almonds, through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines, there is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn’t covered in this book. In A Bird in the Hand, Diana Henry offers a host of new, easy and not-so-very-well-known dishes, starring the bird we all love.

DIANA HENRY was named ‘Cookery Writer of the Year’ by The Guild of Food Writers in 2009 and in 2007 for her column in the Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella magazine. She is a contributor to many magazines including RedHouse and Garden, Country Living and Waitrose Food Illustrated. She is the author of a number of bestselling cookbooks, including: Roast Figs Sugar Snow; The Gastropub Cookbook, Cook Simple, Salt Sugar SmokeFood from Plenty and A Change of Appetite. Diana lives in London with her partner and children.

— Octopus Publishing Group // Imprint: Mitchell Beazley


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