From the Oven to the Table – Diana Henry

From just looking at the pictures in this book, we wanted to get in the kitchen – delicious recipes, full of flavour, quick and easy to make.

Details: Simple dishes that look after themselves.  Whether you’re short of time or just prefer to keep things simple, From the Oven to the Table shows how the oven can do much of the work that goes into making great food.

Diana Henry’s favourite way to cook is to throw ingredients into a dish or roasting tin, slide them in the oven and let the heat behind that closed door transform them into golden, burnished meals. Most of the easy-going recipes in this wonderfully varied collection are cooked in one dish; some are ideas for simple accompaniments that can be cooked on another shelf at the same time.

From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern and focus on grains, pulses and vegetables as much as meat and fish. With recipes such as Chicken Thighs with Miso, Sweet Potatoes & Spring Onions, Roast Indian-spiced Vegetables with Lime-Coriander Butter, and Roast Stone Fruit with Almond and Orange Flower Crumbs, Diana shows how the oven is the most useful bit of kit you have in your kitchen.

Review: As we move into autumn From The Oven To The Table is the absolutely perfect companion. In this stunning book Diana Henry has gathered the most wonderful collection of mouth-watering and delicious recipes which are easy to assemble and cook in the oven with stress-free preparation.

For busy people this book is a delight, every taste is catered for, in Simple Suppers, there are easy to prepare meals like Sausages, Chops, Fish Fillets and the Like.  In Asparagus to Aubergines, Spring and Summer Vegetables and in Beetroot & Bitter Leaves, focusing on Autumn and Winter Vegetables, there are the most creative and innovative recipes for vegetables.

In Cook Until Tender there is advice in how to create the perfect grains and pulses. In Weekends, High Days & Holidays there are delicious recipes for joints, birds and whole fish. To complete this delectable collection Something Sweet is full of the most perfect puddings and cakes, including Baked Rice Pudding with Quince Jelly & Blackberries, Roast Stone Fruit with Almond & Orange Flower Crumbs and our favourite, Apricot & Almond Croats.

With beautiful full colour photography accompanying the recipes, this gorgeous book should be in every kitchen library! Highly Recommended!

Book Credit: From Oven to Table: Simple dishes that look after themselves by Diana Henry, Photography by Laura Edwards, Published by Mitchell Beazley, £25,

This book was kindly given to us to review by the publishers, all opinions are our own.