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Exciting new restaurant cookbook from one of the top female chefs in the UK, Anna Hansen

The Modern Pantry restaurant serves some of the most exciting food in London. Anna Hansen’s flavour combinations are wholly original; her dishes combine the best of seasonal western ingredients with the freshness and spice of Asian and Pacific Rim cooking.

In this, her first cookbook, Anna introduces the reader to his or her very own 'modern pantry', a global larder of ingredients at home. Recipes include light dishes like crab rarebit and chilled watermelon and Thai basil soup, salads such as wild rice with charred sweetcorn, avocado, feta and pecan salad, vegetable dishes for sharing such as cassava chips and fenugreek and curry leaf roast sweet potatoes, and delicious main courses like miso-marinated onglet steak. Other highlights are her luscious desserts, such as roast peanut pannacotta, and white chocolate rice pudding, home-made hokey poke ice cream, and cakes and bakes including green tea scones, banana and coconut bread, and buttery grape and rosemary pastries.

Anna aims to broaden the everyday home cook’s ideas of what he or she can prepare, to create simple, inspiring dishes for family and friends. The Modern Pantry Cookbook is stylish and ground-breaking, and the innovative recipes are illustrated with beautiful colour photography.


The Modern Pantry is a gem. The food is simply beautiful. My God, this young woman can cook ... [it] should be around long enough to watch a myriad culinary fads rise and fall

Matthew Norman, Guardian

Occasionally you come across a truly original chef who can revolutionise your cooking. Anna Hansen is one of these and her first cookbook is a revelation

BBC Good Food

Anna puts together innovative combinations with confidence and charm... Her menu captures everything that is appealing about fusion food.

Fergus Henderson

This food is so delicious ... sisters are doing it for themselves, which can only be extremely good news

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

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  • Hardback


    August 1, 2011

    Ebury Press

    256 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • EBook


    August 1, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    256 pages

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