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Anna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling One: Pot, Pan, Planet, A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook and The Modern Cook’s Year.

Her books are sold in ten countries. One: Pot, Pan, Planet was a Sunday Times bestseller and The Modern Cook's Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best New Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book Award. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason, and Andre Simon awards.

Anna believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table and is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives. She lives in Hackney, East London, with her husband and two children.

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One-pot orzo with beetroot, thyme and orange

This orzo cooks all in one pan to a satisfying deep purple with the spoonable feeling of a risotto. You can use any colour of beetroot you like here; I love the deep magenta of the red ones but yellow and pink work well too.

Recipe from my book: 'One Pot, Pan, Planet'

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