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
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