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Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul

By Diana Henry
From critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning author, Diana Henry, a new edition of the hidden gem at the heart of her cookbook repertoire. An irresistible collection of cold-weather recipes that celebrate the unique pleasures of autumn and winter, featuring seven new recipes and a foreword by Nigel Slater.

“Roast Figs, SugarSnowhas been in my kitchen since the day I first opened it. Here is a book that celebrates not only the ingredients of the winter shopping bag, the pumpkins and pomegranates, chestnuts and soft, sweet spices, but the heart and soul of the season. Each paragraph is a carol to what makes the cooking of the cold months something to cherish.”- Nigel Slater
Diana Henry’s classic cookbook, 
Roast Figs, Sugar Snow, is now revisited, revised, and refreshed nearly 20 years after its first publication, with a new foreword by Nigel Slater and seven new recipes. Full of comforting delights from cold-weather climates, it features recipes gathered from Diana’s travels to Scandinavia, the French and Italian Alps, Scotland, Ireland, and New England. This is irresistible food you’ll cook over and over again.  Choose Alpine dishes of melted cheese; autumnal pies and substantial winter salads; pastries from Viennese coffee houses; festive snow biscuits and – closer to home – Diana’s definitive recipe for warming Irish stew. Of course, there is also a recipe for Sugar-on-Snow as well. These recipes will bring warmth to your heart as well as your home. And Diana’s evocative writing about both place and food make this a book well worth reading, as well as cooking from.
Recipes include:
-Georgian Cheese Pies
-Salad of Smoked Duck with Farro, Red Chicory and Pomegranates
-Pumpkin Tarts with Spinach and Gorgonzola
-Vermont Baked Beans
-Roast Pork with Black Pudding, Apple and Mustard Sauce
-Melting Leg of Lamb with Juniper
-Snow Biscuits
-Skier's Chocolate with Bugnes
-Roast Figs and Plums in Vodka with Cardamom Cream
New recipes to this edition include:
-Hazelnut, espresso and chocolate shortbread
-Crimson leaf, black lentil, roasted grape and walnut salad
-Beetroot and blackberry soup with walnut relish
-Pasta alla norcina
-Ham and haddie pie
-Swedish apple, almond and cardamom cake
-Plum and cardamom galette

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