Anna Jones is a British writer and food stylist who has worked with Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi. Her first book, A Modern Way to Eat, a gorgeous ode to vegetarian home cooking, will be released in the United States this spring.
The book is filled with dishes you want to make immediately, like a savory pistachio-butternut squash galette or cardamom-lemon cake. But some of the smartest recipes in the book aren't really recipes at all: They're rubrics that you can follow to make your own version of a dish, in almost infinite varieties.
"If you're anything like me, then sometimes you like the confines of a recipe and sometimes you like to freestyle," writes Jones. "This is a guide for those freer days."