Cookbook Recommendation: A Bird in the Hand
The brilliant English author, Diana Henry, strikes again. Henry delivers a charming ode to the bird that many Americans have wrongfully deemed as bland and diet food. In A Bird in the Hand, Henry reignites chicken as an intense, delicious experience. She imparts 120 simple recipes, and categorizes each by occasion. In “Supper”, you’ll find a lovely cumin and turmeric roast chicken with smashed avocado and corn cakes. Main attractions include ethereal chicken legs in Pinot Noir with sour cherries and parsnip purée. If white meat is more your speed, the chicken breasts with wild mushroom sauce and lentils is light and so nutritious. She goes onto dishes fit for feasts, marquee summer grilling and barbequing fare, and of course, comfort food that warms you with comforting feelings. Diana Henry is witty, eloquent, inventive, and insightful, making her newest book, A Bird in the Hand, more than worth its $30 price tag.