cover image A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious

A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious

Diana Henry. Octopus (Mitchell Beazley, dist.), $34.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-8453-3892-3

In her eighth book (after Salt Sugar Smoke; Gastropub Cookbook), Henry tries to dramatically change her own diet after having “a change of appetite.” Focusing on vegetable-, fish-, and grain-based dishes, she minimizes the heavy food, like meat, that could weigh a person down. Drawing influence from around the world, Henry creates flavorful dishes that won’t force eaters to sit and wait for their stomach to settle. With classical dishes from the Middle East and Far East, like “Japanese family chicken, egg, and rice bowl (oyaka domburi)” and “persimmon, pomegranate, and red Belgian endive salad with goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts,” and more Western dishes like a salmon burger with dill and tomato sauce or a salmon tartare with pickled cucumber and rye crackers, there is a taste here for everyone. Broken down by season, the book offers a nice mix of food from around the world that will not take a toll on the digestive system. (June)