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Digital Subscriptions > Delicious Magazine > Oct-17 > “ If you were a feminist, you weren’t supposed to want to be in the kitchen ”

“ If you were a feminist, you weren’t supposed to want to be in the kitchen ”

Diana Henry, acclaimed writer and cookbook author, clocked the joy of food at an early age – dreaming about it, having insomnia because of it, cooking it in the corner of a bedsit, indulging in it. But there’s complexity here and it involves feminism, weight, love, family and human understanding

I would like to write fiction, but every time I buy a notebook to write down my astute observations of human nature I end up with lists of bloody dish ideas instead. Sometimes if I can’t get to sleep at night it will be because I am thinking: will rhubarb go with rosemary? Flavours are always in my head. What I come up with is neither subtle nor sophisticated. I like big flavours. I am not Raymond Blanc. But I think about food and flavours all the time.

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Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in – all the better to cosy up with Nigella’s simple chicken supper, Olia Hercules’ allotment recipes and Hugh F-W veggie treats with Ottolenghi and GBBO’s Prue Leith bringing the puddings. As if all that wasn’t enough there’s Richard Bertinet’s harvest fougasse and 16 pages all about lovely melty cheese, plus pumpkin recipes, cheese scones and, cue fanfare, the winners of the delicious. Produce Awards 2017.