Mitchell Beazley, £25
AS the season gets into full swing there is a distinct need for a cookbook to keep things going in the kitchen. With her effortless style, Diana Henry’s latest book sticks firmly to its title. Simple dishes, brimming with bold flavours, are perfect for those keen to eat well but with little time or energy left to get creative.
The recipes are divided into 12 distinct blocks, including eggs, roasts, fruit puddings and more. This structure makes it perfect for swift decision making and easy planning. Most dishes are regular staples with some earmarked for the weekend, when a little more time is available.
I have my eye on the leek and feta omelette for a post-hunting supper; the Indian roast leg of lamb is next on the Sunday-lunch list; and rhubarb and raspberry crumble cake will make an appearance for the hordes. Henry has added another musthave to her repertoire – a book that will keep you cooking and eating well, year round.