A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry

A Change of Appetite

What happened when one of today's best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet - less meat and heavy food, more vegetable-, fish- and grain-based dishes - often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, but also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia.Curious about what 'healthy eating' really means, and increasingly bombarded ...

Details A Change of Appetite

TitleA Change of Appetite
Release DateMar 4th, 2014
PublisherMitchell Beazley
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

Reviews A Change of Appetite

  • Deb
    4.5 stars totalCleaning up my "currently reading shelf" of cookbooks that have been languishing there while I cooked my way through them. I purchased A Change of Appetite while we were cooking along with Diana Henry for a weekly blogging event I co-host, I Heart Cooking Clubs. Diana Henry was the feaured chef from October 2014 thru March 2015. During that time I cooked six recipes from the book (see the recipes and links to photos/recipes listed ...
  • Juli Anna
    There are some lovely, light recipes here, loaded with spices and fresh flavors. I find many of the recipes too reliant on animal proteins, but still very tasty-looking. However, I really disliked much of Henry's narrative voice here; I found it far too weight-centric rather than health-centric, and a little dogmatic at times.
  • Toffeeapple
    Fabulous! Inspirational!
  • Robert Hudder
    I wish this book was around ten years ago when I first seriously put myself on the path to eating better. This paragraph sums up eating well and what you need to keep on doing in order to perform considered eating.My biggest problem was thinking about food in terms of "healthy" or "unhealthy." I can't think of meals as sets of nutrients. A meal is a colorful assembly of foods--many of which we don't understand in terms of health--that should be, ...
  • Ninja Neko
    I adore Diana Henry and her views on cooking and food. A Change of Appetite was a wonderful read (like Nigella she writes great notes) but unfortunately for me many of the recipes (especially autumn/winter) feature lots of whole grains, which I can't eat (gluten intollerance). Which sucks, Diana writes so well about the pleasures of unknown-to-me kamut and farro that I really want to try them for myself too. Oh well. Still quite a few other recip...
  • Rebecca
    As always, Diana Henry doesn't disappoint. Lots of delicious recipes and given that I mostly eat the way she describes changing to in the book (mostly seasonal vegetarian, not too many carbs or sugars), pretty much all of them were right up my street. She also includes lots of ideas for healthier breakfasts and lunches, including packed ones, which is really helpful! It's not a specifically vegetarian cookbook but it would still be very useful to...
  • Jennie
    One of my favourite food authors compiles a beautiful book about lush, colourful, healthy dishes. There are quite a few dishes that do contain meat, but they can easily be removed or replaced with other alternatives.Divided into seasons, orange pomegranate cake and blackberry and apple rye galette are on my radar. The book comes with a ribbon to keep your place as you browse. Rustic dishes and warm inviting colours pepper the pages.Excellent for ...
  • K.
    working my way through the breakfast recipes - in the morning my flat smelled like apples oats and maple-milk
  • Alicia
    I am a huge fan of Diana Henry's writing, and I pretty much want to eat everything she writes about. This book, with the emphasis on low or slow carbs, lots of vegetables and sources of protein other than red meat is beautifully realised. My copy is now bristling with book marks of recipes I want to make, and I would love to buy some of the photos as prints.
  • Debbie
    This is such a beautiful book and so much more. The recipes are detailed with important additional possible substitutions. Many of the foods are new to me. Maybe I've heard of them, but haven't given them a try - yet. Cooking from this book will be a healthy adventure for me.
  • Degan Walters
    Some interesing recipes but rather than movong away from meat it seems like she's adding a salad and a dessert to a light meal. I don't est that much food at home.
  • Love & Flour
    Lovely photography and eclectic recipes. I liked the essays throughout the book, especially the one on asking how many diets can one fit in a life and the one on loving breakfast.
  • Sarah
    This is how I wish I cooked, how I try to cook. She has so much more sophistication and knowledge-- but I'm learning! Beautiful, inspiring, highly recommended.
  • Therese Hilton-ludwig
    Really delicious looking recipes. She writes an introduction for each part of the book which is very interesting to read. I'm excited to try out some of the recipes!
  • Liz De Coster
    Not a great description, but a very ethereal cookbook with a sort of rustic twist. Not really my style, but recommended for fans of Heidi Swanson.
  • Jessica
    Gorgeous food styling and photography!