Winner - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best World Gourmand Cookbook Milk and Cheese 2017 Dairy is a nutritional powerhouse. It offers the richest natural source of calcium and has a host of other vitamins, minerals and high-quality nutrients. As more and more studies show that fat is more friend than foe, the time has come to reintroduce and reinvent it. In The Modern Dairy, Annie Bell explains the science behind this food's goodness and how to source the very best produce, with recipes that celebrate it in healthy ways and reflect the way we cook and eat today. Chapters include `Homemade' with flavoured yogurts, fromage frais and whipped sweet and savoury butters. There are delicious `Melts' such as a Fennel, Dolcelate and Rosemary Pizza and Halloumi Burgers with Lemon and Mint. While vegetarians are well-looked after with Broccoli and Quinoa Pilaf with Crispy Feta, a Very Tomatoey Mac 'n' Cheese and Eggs with Smoky Cauliflower and Manchego. While puddings range from the indulgence of a Parisian Blackcurrant Cheesecake to Honey Yogurt Ice Cream.
Annie Bell, having begun her career as a chef, has been a full-time cookery writer and author for more than ten years. She has written a number of books including Annie Bell's Vegetable Book, and Evergreen shortlisted for the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich Awards. She collaborated with the architect John Pawson to write Living and Eating and more recently has written Gorgeous Cakes. She spent several years as Cookery Writer at Vogue, then as Food Writer on the Independent, she is currently the Cookery Writer on YOU Magazine in the Mail on Sunday and also contributes to Country Living and Waitrose Food Illustrated. Annie is married to landscape architect Jonathan Bell, and they have two sons Rothko and Louis. She divides her time between London and her seventeenth-century farmhouse in Normandy.