Gifts from the Modern Larder
Homemade Presents to Make and Give
Led by the desire to make edible gifts by preserving fresh, seasonal ingredients, Rachel de Thample offers around 80 ideas for infusions, ferments, pickles, jams and baked goods in this well-illustrated book. Introductions to each technique are followed by recipes including Oak-Aged Chilli Sauce and Mulled Fig Jam, often accompanied by tips on how to personalize and present them.
The Spice that Changed the World: Over 100 Recipes, Over 3,000 Years of History
Christine McFadden explores the history of the ‘king of spices’ as a commodity, medicine and culinary ingredient, as well as its cultivation, before presenting 100 recipes in which it plays a key role. In addition to soups and meat dishes, in which pepper is well-known for enhancing flavour, there are more surprising inclusions, such as Strawberry and Black Pepper Ice Cream and White Pepper Shortbread.
Over 80 Delicious Recipes
Aiming to make healthy eating simple and enjoyable, the 80 easy recipes in this illustrated collection focus on fresh meat, dairy and vegetables, with high-carb ingredients that cause insulin levels to spike kept to a minimum. Ideas for every meal of the day are presented with clear information about their preparation and nutritional value, and range from British Breakfast Frittata to Seared Tuna Niçoise and Greek Lamb Stew.
The Yoga Kitchen
Over 100 Vegetarian Recipes to Energise the Body, Balance the Mind and Make for a Happier You
514058 Aimed at the home cook, this well-illustrated collection of over 100 recipes emphasizes the seasonality of different foods. Beginning with Danish pastries and warming Lamb Stew with Rosemary Mash in the winter months, it moves on to dishes featuring fresh herbs and fruits in the spring and summer, such as Fishcakes with Herb Remoulade and Dill Potatoes, and Vanilla Parfait with Redcurrants.
The Vegetarian Option
Simple, Vegetarian, Delicious
Simon Hopkinson's observation that 'dinner cooked without carnivorous and piscatorial leanings can be every bit as exciting as those with', is at the heart of this volume. Emphasizing the importance of good quality, seasonal produce, he shares recipes for everything from quick suppers to cocktails, accompanied by thoughtful essays on subjects such as preparing the perfect bouillon and the joys of the humble parsnip.
Shake, Muddle, Stir
The distinctive spirit distilled from the agave plant is a protected local product, made in only five states of central Mexico where over 100 distilleries supply the world. This beginner's guide identifies the best brands to drink, neat or mixed, and provides instructions on making cocktails from the classic Margarita and Tequila Sunrise to lesser-known favourites and creative inventions.
Created by fermentation, probiotics can improve gut health, boost the immune system and alleviate stress and anxiety. Following a brief introduction to the ingredients and equipment needed, the 60 fermented drinks in this collection use either a starter culture to create kefirs such as Strawberry Ginger Water, or natural yeasts and bacteria combined with fruit for options including Blackberry Vanilla Tepache or Pineapple Ginger Soda.
The Modern Kitchen
A regular on Radio 4’s The Food Programme, Tim Hayward examines 70 kitchen items and what they say about the social status and culture of their owners. From wooden spoons and vegetable peelers to specialized electrical appliances such as the sandwich toaster and coffee machine, each object offers a snapshot of modern life and a commentary on our health and values.
Award-winning food writer Laura Goodman demonstrates through almost 100 recipes why ‘It’s time to put carbs back on the table.’ From sweet cornmeal porridge to comforting evening meals including courgette and potato bake, each dish has easy to follow instructions, with dough, grains or potatoes at its heart.
A Cook's Tour of France
Regional French Recipes
This ‘cook’s tour’ shares its route with the Tour de France: the recipes were created by Gabriel Gaté for his Taste Le Tour programmes, following the race through France, on Australian television. There are dishes from every region the cyclists visit, reorganized here into culinary order, from starters (Oysters in Champagne Sabayon) to dessert (Green Chartreuse Iced parfait).
A Taste of the South-West
Regional Recipes from the South-Western Counties of England
The 30 traditional recipes for soups, main meals and desserts presented in this book are accompanied by historic photographs from the Frith Collection of the places they relate to. In addition to the relatively well known Stargazy Pie and Bath Buns are more localized dishes such as Exeter Beef Stew and Parsley Dumplings and Clifton Puffs, with notes on how some of them may have originated.
Eat Your Way to Managing Diabetes
Tackle Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes by Changing the Way You Eat, in 50 Recipes
Prompted by the rapid rise in diabetes, TV nutritionist and Sunday Times bestselling author Dale Pinnock explains in simple terms the link between diet and health, and specifically insulin production. He outlines the nutritional content of common foods and their impact on the body, before presenting 50 recipes using everyday ingredients that can reduce symptoms and alleviate the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.
Brew a Batch
A Beginner's Guide to Home-Brewed Beer
Aimed at the complete novice, this guide outlines the entire brewing process and includes a guide to the ingredients and equipment needed. It explains in detail how to make your first malt extract batch, then offers advice on how to create a customized drink by selecting different grains and creating a yeast starter. A section on tasting explains what to look for in assessing the results.
Bread and Butter
History, Culture, Recipes
Following an introduction to the origins of bread and butter, their production methods and the different varieties eaten around the globe, this illustrated volume offers recipes for each, from a basic sourdough loaf to hot cross buns, and butters flavoured with garlic or sundried tomatoes. It then presents a selection of dishes that feature both, such as Butter Chicken Curry with Naan Bread, and Sourdough Treacle Tart.
My First Little Christmas Library
Includes 9 Mini Books
These nine miniature board books include the popular early learning topics of shapes, numbers and colours, using the theme of Christmas throughout. Especially festive is ‘Busy Day’, with simple verbs describing Santa’s actions as he prepares to ‘build’, ‘wrap’ and ‘deliver’ the gifts. Age 1+
Get Your Kids to Eat Anything
The 5-Phase Programme to Change the Way Your Family Thinks About Food
Mother of two Emily Leary explains her holistic approach to overcoming fussy eating, encouraging families to explore new textures and flavours together. Through 70 recipes, she demonstrates how to make trying something new the norm, from adding ingredients such as lentils to a familiar Spaghetti Bolognese to getting creative with Colourful Fruit and Veg Lollies and experimenting with unusual combinations including Peach and Plum Breakfast Bagels.
Fever-Tree: The Art of Mixing
Simple Long Drinks and Cocktails from the World's Leading Bars
Contributed by bartenders around the world, many of the 125 cocktail recipes collected here are made with just three ingredients: a spirit, a mixer and a garnish. A brief guide to equipment and techniques is followed by simple instructions for making drinks ranging from variations on the classic G&T to those mixed with ginger beer, fruit juice or elderflower or lemon tonic.
The River Cottage Cheese and Dairy Handbook
Describing the process from beginning to end, this illustrated book explains how to make a range of fresh and mature cheeses from cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk. For enthusiasts, instructions are given for making a starter and a vegetable rennet, although commercially available options can be used instead. Recipes that use cheese as a main ingredient are also included, and a troubleshooting guide offers tips for remedying common issues.
John Grisham - 6 Books
John Grisham was a practising lawyer before he turned to writing but since his first book, The Firm, appeared in 1991, he has become the master of the modern legal thriller. Our set contains five cases, plus a story inspired by Grisham’s own childhood in rural Arkansas. The six titles included in this set are: The Broker (Read more...) The Associate (Read more...) The Testament (Read more...) A Painted House (Read more...) The Pelican Brief (Read more...) The King of Torts (Read more...)
Karin Slaughter - 5 Books
In Grant County, Georgia – Karin Slaughter’s home state – Heartsdale is a small town that suffers more than its fair share of horrific murders. These unflinching thrillers follow the investigations of the local medical examiner and coroner, Sara Linton and the chief of police, Sara’s ex-husband, Jeffrey Tolliver. The five titles included in this set are: Blindsighted (Read more...) Kisscut (Read more...) Indelible (Read more...) A Faint Cold Fear (Read more...) Faithless (Read more...)
James Martin's Great British Adventure
The companion volume to the television series of the same name, this well-illustrated cookbook documents the celebrity chef James Martin’s recent culinary road trip around the UK. The dishes featured celebrate regional ingredients such as guinea fowl from Devon, stout from Northern Ireland, scallops from Orkney and rock samphire from Wales, each introduced with information about the ingredients used, as well as kitchen tips and local eaterie recommendations. Off-mint.
Vegan Goodness: Feasts
Plant-Based Meals for Big and Little Gatherings
From casual brunches, suppers and barbeques to more formal gatherings, Jessica Prescott invites the home cook to embrace the ritual of cooking and eating with others. Aiming to make her food enticing to both vegans and meat-eaters, she shares a collection of more than 70 plant-based dishes including One-Pot Spaghetti with Aubergine Balls, Sesame Mushroom Sushi and Marinated Tofu Skewers, plus a range of sides, condiments, desserts, cakes and cocktails.
The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World
A History of Pork, Honey, Salt, Chilli, Rice, Cacao and Tomato
Each of the ‘seven culinary wonders’ is a food with a long history and each one has travelled the world and become essential to one or more national cuisines. Pork, honey, salt, chilli, rice, cacao and tomato are all ingredients that are often taken for granted: Jenny Linford turns the spotlight on them, tracing their cultural and culinary histories and providing recipes such as Scandinavian Gravalax (salt), Kashmiri Potato Curry (chilli) or Aztec Hot Chocolate (cacao) that illustrate their versatility.
The Angry Chef
Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating
Popular blogger and professional chef Anthony Warner is angry about the increasing prevalence of unscientific food and health experts making bogus claims about superfoods and miracle health regimes. Investigating these claims with academic rigour as well as humour, this well-reviewed book is an exposé of the pseudoscience of food bloggers, self-styled nutritionalists and diet gurus.
The Great British Bake Off
Get Baking for Friends and Family
Inspired by series 8 and 9 of the TV show, this illustrated volume features more than 100 sweet and savoury offerings devised by the judges, the bakers and the team inside the tent. The colour-coded recipes fall into seven categories, such as Teatime Treats, Family Mealtimes and Showstoppers Made Simple, with options for various dietary requirements. Also included are ideas for basic toppings, fillings and pastries, as well as tips and techniques.
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England
How Our Ancestors Lived Two Centuries Ago
Drawing on contemporary sources including diaries, letters, newspapers and trial proceedings as well as Jane Austen's own correspondence and writings, Roy and Lesley Adkins have created a wide-ranging and richly detailed social history of English life in the early 19th century that offers new perspectives on the world of the great novelist. Covering everything from childbirth, education and work to the darker side of Georgian society, poverty and crime, the book provides an illuminating companion to Austen's novels.
Simply Perfect Party Cakes for Kids
Easy Step-by-Step Novelty Cakes for Children's Parties
From a teddy bears’ picnic, ideal for a first birthday, through ideas for budding superheroes and little princesses, to disco and paintballing themes suitable for teenagers, this well-illustrated book offers step-by-step instructions to make twelve novelty cakes for children. It contains recipes for the cakes, fillings and toppings; shows how to sculpt them; and includes time-saving alternatives such as cupcakes and cookies.
Fun and Original Birthday Cakes
The seven sugarcraft scenes demonstrated in this guide include Golfing Dreams, Retail Therapy and The Toy Box. Step-by-step instructions show how to make the figures and components, such as a dragon or a toy train, to replicate the images in the book or for use in your own designs. Recipes and guides for construction are also given, as well as a list of equipment.
Creative Colour for Cake Decorating
20 New Projects from Bestselling Author
Revealing how she selects and adapts the colour palettes for her signature designs, the culinary artist Lindy Smith presents twenty themed cake decorating projects such as 'Peacock Panache' and 'Flamboyant Flora'. Each detailed tutorial is introduced with a list of the materials and equipment required, followed by step-by-step instructions and photographs covering every stage of the creative process. Also included are an index of commercial food paste colours and advice on how to alter their tone, hue and intensity.
Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stencilling
Techniques, Tips and Projects for Using Stencils
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this book she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on stencilling – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions.
Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Piping
Techniques, Tips and Projects for Piping Icing on Cakes
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this book, she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on piping – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions.
Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers
Techniques, Tips and Projects for Sugar Flowers
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this book, she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on flower-work – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions.
Chic and Unique Celebration Cakes
30 Fresh Designs to Brighten Special Occasions
This illustrated volume features ten themed projects, each comprising a centrepiece tiered cake and two complementary bakes decorated in Zoe Clark's signature feminine style. Emphasising the importance of colour in transforming a simple design to suit any occasion, she explains techniques including stencilling and brush embroidery.
Character Cake Toppers
This illustrated guide to creating sugar paste cake toppers features 65 ideas for a range of occasions. The humorous characters and miniature scenes include a mischievous puppy, a pirate with his parrot and treasure chest, and a jolly Santa accompanied by a teddy bear and sack of presents. Information on basic shapes and equipment is followed by detailed instructions on how to make and assemble each design.
Cakes to Inspire and Desire
Inspired variously by Art Nouveau, Greek ceramics, Indian temples and Gaudi's mosaics plus the colours and patterns found within exotic flowers, this collection of cake designs is organized in three sections: round, square and creative cakes. A comprehensive reference section explains the basic techniques required, detailed instructions cover every aspect of the bake and design templates enable a professional result.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Christmas Activity Book
Based on Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s bestseller, this festive book offers a range of activities to enjoy in the countdown to Christmas. As well as stickers to complete an advent calendar, simple recipes and games, it has ideas for seasonal crafts, such as gathering leaves and pine cones to make a wreath, and, rather than a bear hunt, suggests an indoor treasure hunt. Age 5+
A Life of Art and Nonsense
In 1827 the young Edward Lear (1812–1888) began to draw ‘for bread and cheese’; later he became a renowned wildlife and landscape artist and, later still, the author of the famous limericks and songs. Reproducing many of his paintings and drawings, Jenny Uglow’s critically acclaimed biography describes Lear the artist, traveller, writer of nonsense verse and self-appointed exile, and aims to discover ‘how the layers are laid down, how they overlap and twist like strata’ in a strange contradictory life of art and nonsense.
Wristwatch Annual 2019
The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models and Specifications
From performance chronometers for divers, aviators and yachtsmen to bejewelled timepieces for evening wear, famous watchmakers, predominantly from Switzerland, have created a market for exquisite and exclusive wristwatches that symbolize precision, craftsmanship, quality and luxury. This annual catalogue reviews the current models and the company profiles of over 130 leading manufacturers including Breitling, Cartier, Rolex and Jaeger Le-Coultre.
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
The Peppercorn Class A1 Pacific, Tornado, was completed in 2008 and is the first steam locomotive built in Britain since 1960. This illustrated celebration of the achievement reveals how it was designed and constructed and is now run and maintained. Including a technical breakdown of the engine, the book was originally published in a larger format as the Tornado Owners’ Workshop Manual.
Honestly Healthy for Life
Healthy Alternatives for Everyday Eating
The first part of this illustrated volume outlines the multiple benefits of alkaline eating – such as improving immune function in the gut and eliminating digestive disorders – and offers nutritional guidance on using foods to help restore the body's healthy balance. Next follows a selection of 100 recipes suitable for all occasions, from cooking for a crowd to easy weekday suppers.
The Classic University Challenge Quiz Book
Following the exact format of the venerable BBC2 television quiz (except you won’t have to sit on each other’s heads), this book poses the starters, each with three bonus questions, for 15 matches – altogether, over 2,000 questions. The dilemma will be to Google or not to Google. (Previously sold in Postscript as The All-New University Challenge Quiz Book.) Slightly off-mint.
Herbarium Reference Cards
One Hundred Herbs to Grow, Cook and Heal
For gardeners or cooks, these cards suggest growing tips, complementary foods and medicinal uses for 100 herbs and each one is illustrated on the reverse with an abstract design of its plant. The content and images are reproduced from the book Herbarium by Caz Hildebrand.
Patterns of India
10 Sheets of Wrapping Paper with 12 Gift Tags
Printed with abstract floral designs from Pattern and Ornament in the Arts of India by Henry Wilson, this gift wrap book comprises ten brightly coloured and folded papers and 12 gift tags. Perforated for easy removal, each sheet measures 680x480mm.
Hirameki: Draw What You See
36 Placemats for Mealtime Doodling Fun!
A springboard for creative doodling, these paper placemats feature blots of colour that just need a few pencil strokes to become monsters, vehicles or birds. Ideal for mealtimes or rainy days, there are 4 mats of 9 different designs.