Anyone who’s ever tried a vegetarian diet will undoubtedly know Anna Jones. Her first cookbook, The Modern Cook’s Year has become a trusted staple in our house – the recipes are delicious and fuss free. Now she has a new cookery course out, The Vegetarian Kitchen: A Guide to Modern Cooking. The course is filmed from her home in Hackney, and includes 25 video lessons between 8-15 minutes long, running over 5 hours where Anna covers the fundamentals of vegetarian cooking as well as how to minimise waste, cook with leftovers and reduce plastic in the kitchen. The recipes include a roast squash, mascarpone and crispy sage galette, a sweet potato and peanut massaman curry and a lemon, maple and sea salt granola. We tried her No Waste Ribollita. In the video Anna talks you through each stage calmly and coherently, demonstrating her technique and peppering the chat with useful little tips – like adding the rind of an old parmesan to the soup to add a rich umami flavour. We know that we ought to be eating a more plant-based diet, and this is an easy way to delve in. It would also be a great gift for a student or someone learning how to cook. The course costs £127 and launches on 10 June 2021. We have a 15% discount especially for our readers; just enter the code LITTLEBIRD15 at the check out.