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A Bird in the Hand: Chicken recipes for every day and every mood Hardcover – April 7, 2015
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There are just so many recipes I long to try out - my copy is littered with post-its.
―Nigella Lawson on Salt, Sugar, Smoke
Diana Henry harks back to the quietly authoritative style of writers like Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson.
―New York Times
Diana is a master of turning the mundane into the magnificent.
―The Splendid Table
If chicken is a slab of marble, Henry is Michelangelo.―Entertainment Weekly
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I love that there’s advice about choosing a good bird, worth spending money on, one which will reward you with tender flesh, useful scraps, and bones for making stock. The book claims to have a recipe for every day and to suit everyone’s mood. It includes over 100 recipes, though not every recipe has an accompanying photograph, those that do make you want to snatch up your purse and run to the butchers for a Bresse chicken. I’m also amazed by the terrific section on what to do with leftovers!
‘A Bird In The Hand’ delivers on its promise of recipes for every day and every mood. Standouts so far are her “turkish-spiced chicken with hot green relish” and “cilantro-seared chicken with hot-and-cold relish”. I say standouts as the cilantro-seared chicken didn’t make it to leftovers, and during the meal family was asking when we’d be having it again.
Her approach to chilies and heat is very “English” - deseed, deseed, deseed. I’m adapting the heat by leaving the seeds in.
Ms. Henry’s writing is clear, informative and thoroughly engaging. Wit comes through in personal stories, and her clear, descriptive instructions make each dish a success. I’ll disagree with her on roasting a bird (I find Barbara Kafka’s advice sterling in that regard) - but so far everything else has been a winner. The sumptuous photography add to the pleasure of just thumbing through the pages planning the next meal.
If you are a serious chicken lover, or even someone who only occasionally partakes - this book will change your mind. Chicken - it’s what for supper!
There are a lot of unusual recipes with seasoning combinations that I have not tried - it is NOT a compilation of same old, same old by any means. The author uses mostly dark meat chicken - thighs and drums - in her recipes, which are always a hit in my house. She mostly pan sears or roasts, using pan sauces, marinades, side dish suggestions to bring it all together. Most recipes are easily made within an hour (but you might need to get the chicken marinating the night before) so are easily executed on a busy weeknight.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book! Ever since this book has graced my kitchen, everything I've made have been hits with guests and family. You just can't go wrong. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MkRam
Diana Henry's books are wonderful—gorgeously written and photographed, and the recipes are so good. I've loved each of her books so far. Read morePublished 6 months ago by cicada
I don't know what it is about this cookbook, but it just doesn't inspire me to actually cook anything.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a disappointment -- I was hoping for a title to match the content... These are not chicken recipes for "every day" when most recipes have ingredients that have 10+... Read morePublished 9 months ago by WG nyc/ct
Fabulous book. Truly new and different ideas for chicken. No 'classic' or 'same old' recipes.Published 11 months ago by Nancy M.