Food writer Diana Henry had a change of appetite -- she wanted brighter flavors, lighter dishes, and a more healthful, vegetable-focused diet. Her gorgeous book (with a signed bookplate) chronicles her change in eating, all the while emphasizes a love of food and good, complex flavors. We appreciate her emphasis on eating well whatever the context, and how she threads her writing throughout the recipes, offering commentary on how to open ourselves up to discovering new ways of nourishment.
She focuses on fish, legumes, grains, and seasonal produce. But don't assume that by pulling back on heavier, richer food, Henry waters down her dishes or compromises on taste. This cookbook is a gorgeous exercise in how cooking can bring any ingredient to life.