A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

A Bird in the Hand

Chicken takes centre stage in Diana Henry's new collection of recipes for every day and every mood. Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual. Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends. From quick Vietnamese lemon gras...

Details A Bird in the Hand

TitleA Bird in the Hand
Release DateApr 7th, 2015
PublisherMitchell Beazley
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction, Reference

Reviews A Bird in the Hand

  • Yasmeen
    This book will please people who love chicken. I bookmarked a couple of recipes I'm curious to try:Brazilian ChickenChicken, Date, and Lentil Brown Rice Pilaf W/ Saffron Butter
  • Janette Hamilton
    Loved it - timeless recepies
  • Rachel Rogers
    Not as inspiring as I had hoped.
  • Phaedra
    Lots of inspiration here, although most of this I wouldn't be breaking out on a weeknight or even for picky kids. For myself though the book was lovely and plenty of things called my name. Nothing seemed fussy or too many steps
  • Katherine Roscoe
    Comprehensive and inspiring with saliva inducing photography. Plenty of delicious ideas that are very different from my household's usual chicken meals. A couple of ingredients are expensive or hard to source, and some of the recipes weren't allergy-friendly. However, any proficient home cook should be able to substitute or omit in those cases.
  • Marie
    First Impressions Upon Read-Through:Gorgeous, hardcover cookbook! Could even be a display piece.Not spiral bound, but it does lay open pretty well.Matte pages with about half of the recipes photographed. Gorgeous, gorgeous, hunger-enducing photographs!Unfortunately, plenty of recipes calling for ingredients that I just don't keep around, including quite a few references to Indian or Moroccan ingredients. The author is British; perhaps some of the...
  • Jenna R
    A lovely book with beautiful pictures and an impressive roster of recipes and flavors. So far I've only made one recipe and it was a huge success. Once winter hits I plan on making more of her recipes that require I turn on the oven (a no-go when it's 90 outside and the air conditioning is running full force!). I like how many of the recipes involve new flavor ideas and draw influences from a wide range of cuisine: Turkish, Japanese, French, Span...
  • Joanne
    There are so many interesting and unique recipes to spice up your everyday chicken dishes in this book. So many of them are a bit too exotic for my family's taste, the first half of the book are recipes that I would never imagine myself trying. The photographs are inspirational, elevating the humble bird into something really beautiful and expensive looking. I'm sure most people will really love this cookbook, we are just more on the plain side o...
  • Lucylu57
    How do you cook chicken? Pretty much any way you want. It's about as versatile as an ingredient can get. How do you cook chicken that everyone will want third helpings of? Get your hands on a copy of this book. Sooooo good. Fairly simple recipes (none that spill over onto a second page), delicious results. Use the best-quality ingredients you can find - the simpler the recipe, the more that's going to make or break the dish. (Now, pardon me while...
  • Tracy
    This book got great reviews on Food52 in the Piglet contest. I was eh on it and this is someone who cooks a LOT of chicken. I marked a few down to try but when I was making my meal plan for the next two weeks, nothing really demanded to be made, so I returned it without copying any of them and have no inclination to check it out again.
  • Graham Turner
    When I say I've read this, that's not strictly true. Does anyone truly "read" a cook book? The recipes here are fabulous and easy to do. If you like chicken, this is a must. I saw Diana Henry on the BBC programme "Saturday Kitchen". She is so full of enthusiasm for her cooking. I just had to order this book immediately. I am, so far, not at all disappointed with this.
  • Leonard
    I didn't read every recipe in this book, and I have yet to try any of them, but they were very appetizing and some included ingredients like, for example "verjuice" which I've never heard of before. Interesting possibilities for the palate.
  • Darcie K
    Don't know what to make for dinner? Look no further than this book! Excellent recipes and a million different ways to prepare chicken. I loved this book so much that I bought a copy for myself and a friend after I read the library's copy. Yum yum yum!
  • Gervy
    Too tricky for me. Maybe I need Chicken 101 :(
  • Janet
    I did not mark a single recipe to try until I reached page 168, but then I went crazy and found about ten--all in the chapters "summer and smoke" and "pure comfort." Ahhh.
  • Karen
    One of my favourite recipe books
  • Sarah
    Every kind of chicken recipe you can imagine, and some you never thought of. Exhaustive and beautifully done! I'd love to have a copy on my shelf.
  • Catherine
    Interesting recipes but she has a very different definition of easy weeknight recipe than I do.
  • Morgan Sohl
    This book is awesome especially since I became super bored of chicken lately
  • Alena
    Everything I have made turns out not just good, but amazing! Creative, easy, delicious, worth of its place in the Piglet Awards 2016.
  • Jill
    Nothing fussy, nothing intimidating. Just bright and diverse recipes written in a welcoming, friendly tone. Woe unto me should I ever call chicken boring again.