Women's Fitness

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF

If you’re not a fan of traditional salads, there’s a new cookbook out that will transform your perception of the humble leaf. Plates of limp lettuce, wilting on a plate next to the main attraction – be it pizza, jacket potato or pan-fried sea bass – will truly be a thing of the past once you open the pages of Leaf: Lettuce, Greens, Herbs, Weeds, by Catherine Phipps (Quadrille, £25).

Fascinated by greens since childhood – when she discovered the fairy tale in which Rapunzel’s life was traded for them – Phipps is now a connoisseur of leaves in all their varieties. As she rightly points out, the choice we have is immense. ‘Consider

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