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Anna Jones is a British cook and food writer perfectly suited to our times – and from the titles of her immensely popular vegetarian cookbooks, that might seem no accident. A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, and The Modern Cook’s Year are beloved by home cooks and highly acclaimed by fellow food writers.
Her books – and her weekly Guardian food columns – speak to our contemporary appetite for sustainable, approachable home cooking. Jones’s recipes encourage time-poor people to cook delicious, affordable, healthy and interesting food with minimal work; one-pan cooking is often the focus. The ‘queen of greens’, Jones wants her readers to find simple, sensory joy in food, and to put vegetables at the centre of their meals.
An alumnus of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen apprentice programme, Jones then joined Oliver’s team, working on his various books, TV shows and food campaigns. She’s been dubbed ‘the new Nigella’ by the Sunday Times, but her outlook is broader. Her forthcoming book, One: The Only Way to Cook for You, Your Family and the Planet, offers advice on reducing waste, leftovers and packaging in the kitchen.
In April, join Anna Jones at the Capitol Theatre for a conversation about eating now – with an eye on the clock, and on the future.
Anna Jones is a cook, writer and stylist, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook and The Modern Cook’s Year.
Her books are sold in ten countries and have been translated into five languages. In 2018, The Modern Cook’s Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookbook of the Year. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason and Andre Simon awards.