Diana Henry

Diana comes from County Derry in Northern Ireland and is a cook and food writer for The Sunday Telegraph. She is also one of the presenters on Good Food Channel's daily show, Market Kitchen.

Diana started to write about food after the birth of her first child and has published four books to date: The Gastropub Cookbook; Roast Figs, Sugar Snow; Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons; and Cook Simple: effortless cooking every day. All have been significant critical and commercial successes. Currently, Diana is working on a follow-up to The Gastropub Cookbook (out autumn 2008).

Her first cookbook, Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons, focused on the tastes and enchantments of the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa. With praise from Claudia Roden and its appearance twice on the Glenfiddich award shortlist, it became an instant classic.

Cook Simple is a catalogue of the sort of food Diana cooks at home on a day to day basis. She shows that effortless cooking doesn't have to be sterile, but lets the the heat of the oven do the hard work for her.

Diana also contributes to a wide range of magazines including House and Garden, Red, Olive and Waitrose Food Illustrated. She also writes for magazines in the States, Australia and New Zealand and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4.

In 2007, Diana was named Cookery Writer of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers.

We meet Diana at home

Books
Pure Simple Cooking: Effortless Meals Every Day, Ten Speed Press, April 2009
Cook Simple: Effortless Cooking Every Day, Mitchell Beazley, 2007
Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons, Mitchell Beazley, 2006
Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul, Mitchell Beazley, 2005
The Gastropub Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley, 2005

Diana Henry

Diana Henry's Recipes



 
Dark and Sticky Spare Ribs
Dark and Sticky Spare Ribs on Market Kitchen

This is sticky finger food at its very best from Diana Henry

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 10 min

Christmas kiss
Christmas kiss on Market Kitchen

Get your party off to a good start with Diana Henry's festive cocktail brimming with champagne, cranberry juice and Cointreau

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
5 min

Mango with Passion Fruit Cream
Mango with Passion Fruit Cream on Market Kitchen

For an indulgent brunch try Diana Henry's scented mangos with a lime and lemongrass syrup

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
55 min

Catalan chicken with picada
Catalan chicken with picada on Market Kitchen

Diana Henry shows you how to thicken a casserole the traditional Catalan way – with a paste of bread, sweet biscuit and nuts

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake
Chocolate and Beetroot Cake on Market Kitchen

Chocolate and beetroot are a winning combination in Diana Henry's decadent home-made cake with crème de cassis icing

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing
Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing on Market Kitchen

Diana Henry’s delicious salmon and potato salad makes a terrific quick supper or light lunch dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
20 min

Turkish menemen
Turkish menemen on Market Kitchen

Try something a little more exotic for breakfast with Diana Henry’s tasty traditional Turkish egg dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Bulgar wheat and spinach pilaf with labneh
Bulgar wheat and spinach pilaf with labneh on Market Kitchen

Diana Henry serves a delicious vegetarian main course layered with home-made yogurt cheese and chilli roast tomatoes

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

English Ale-Soaked Christmas Pudding
English Ale-Soaked Christmas Pudding on Market Kitchen

Let everyone in the family have a stir and make a wish when you prepare Diana Henry's fabulous traditional Christmas pudding on 'Stir-up Sunday'

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
10 hrs 30 min

Lamb pilaf
Lamb pilaf on Market Kitchen

Diana Henry’s recipe for this spectacular rice dish incorporates the rich flavours and colours of sour cherries, pomegranate, and figs

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
50 min