100 Poems and Poets that You Should Know
Celebrating the contributions to the English language made by 100 poets from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Ted Hughes and Mary Jo Salter, this collection introduces each one with a short biography and critical commentary. Every entry includes an excerpt which encapsulates the enduring nature of the writer’s work and how it has become integrated into everyday language.
The Tivoli Road Baker
From a sourdough starter and different kinds of pastry for croissants, tarts and pies, to heartier dishes such as Chicken Curry Pie and traditional Cornish pasties, Michael and Pippa James show how to create the sweet and savoury treats the customers at their Melbourne bakery enjoy. A final section includes recipes for larder staples such as red onion chutney, piccalilli and raspberry jam.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner Midnight
Written by two independent producers and lifelong enthusiasts of peanut butter, this recipe book starts with rudimentary guides to making your own from scratch and finding a brand that suits your tastes. It then offers around 50 illustrated recipes ranging from berry muffins and simple peanut brittle to satays, pasta sauces and West African peanut soup.
The Path to Longevity
How to Reach 100 with the Health and Stamina of a 40-Year-Old
This comprehensive lifestyle plan for good health, happiness and long life is based on two decades of research by longevity expert Luigi Fontana. Its 26 chapters cover topics from the mechanisms of ageing and the basics of nutrition to mindfulness meditation and the dangers of pollution, and an appendix includes information on monitoring one’s own blood pressure, cholesterol and other biological functions.
Natural Home Cleaning
Over 100 Ways to Clean Your Home Naturally
Featuring basic ingredients and avoiding the harsh chemicals and single-use plastics of shop-bought cleaners, this guide shows how to make over 100 eco-friendly cleaning materials from scratch. Each entry includes simple instructions on using readily accessible ingredients such as vinegar, charcoal and bicarbonate of soda to create products addressing the majority of household tasks.
The Magic of Spin
Australia's Greatest Spin Bowlers
Covering 150 years, this volume profiles forty Australian cricketers who mastered the art of spin bowling. With personal and professional notes on players including Clarrie Grimmett – who pioneered the ‘flipper’ which Shane Warne perfected years later – Richie Benaud and Nathan Lyon, it traces how different types of spin evolved and the success each bowler achieved with the technique.
The Book of Christmas
Beginning with a timeline of significant moments, this is a detailed tour around festive traditions and their origins. Including carols, wreaths and the birth of Santa’s iconic outfit, as well as cricket, kissing under the mistletoe and Japan’s predilection for KFC Christmas dinners, it introduces the often bizarre stories behind the trappings of the holiday season.
All Day Cocktails
Low (And No) Alcohol Magic
Based on fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs, the 140 drinks in this volume were created by bartenders Shaun Byrne and Nick Tesar to meet demand for cocktails with little or no alcohol. With an emphasis on sustainability, they suggest 50 ‘prep’ recipes that preserve seasonal produce, and present a further 90 ways to use them, such as Sour strawberry spritz, Mint-stem cordial, or Warm cider punch with Hazelnut Honey.
The Book of Vermouth
A Bartender and a Winemaker Celebrate the World's Greatest Aperitif
Having fallen out of fashion in recent decades, Vermouth is experiencing a revival, particularly as a cocktail ingredient. This celebration of the drink outlines its origins and introduces the different varieties of grape and botanicals that can be used in its production, before offering advice on how to serve it and dozens of recipes, from a refreshing cherry julep to a warming New York Toddy.
Shake, Muddle, Stir
The mixologist Dan Jones presents a guide to the finest international brands and blends of vodka, explains how to make a range of tipples from a classic Bloody Mary to a sophisticated Moscow Mule, and offers information about the history of the spirit and the science behind its creation.
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 Last Elephants
A census in 2016 revealed that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes in Africa. This response to the survey’s findings is comprised of observations by conservationists, scientists and activists and over 250 images by the continent’s top wildlife photographers. Together they reveal the efforts of those working for the welfare of the species, but also demonstrate the need for international action to prevent extinction.
From the Earth
World's Great, Rare and Almost Forgotten Vegetables
The acclaimed Australian chef Peter Gilmore takes the reader on a beautifully photographed culinary and historical quest into the world of heritage vegetables, combining detailed information on 48 varieties from tatume squash to mangel beetroot with recipes. He explains how his passion for unusual produce has informed and inspired his work and shares advice from expert growers on producing crops with a focus on flavour and sustainability.
In 2013, tired of shabby flatshares and frenetic London life, Danie Couchman bought a narrowboat. Unable to afford a permanent mooring, she moved every fortnight, navigating the Thames, the Grand Union Canal and the River Lea. In five years of itinerant, off-grid living in this urban wilderness, she reconnected with nature and found friends amid the eclectic, nomadic community of boat-dwellers.
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).
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.
Vegetarian Party Food
Delectable Vegetable-Forward Bites for Entertaining
With recipes designed to make vegetarian entertaining stress-free, this illustrated volume presents a range of meat-free dips, starters and finger-foods from around the world – from Turmeric and Lime Hummus and Spiced Guacamole to Hasselback Baby Beetroot with Feta. A chapter dedicated to vegan eating and advice on stocking a meat-free pantry is included.
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.
Miller and Max
George Miller and the Making of a Film Legend
Privately funded by its writer/director and starring the unknown Mel Gibson, Mad Max was an international success in 1979, generating three sequels. This analysis of the films examines how they were made and draws parallels between the post-apocalyptic hero, Max, and his creator, George Miller.
I Want to Concentrate
Improve Focus and Achieve More
The relentless external interruptions associated with our modern world, combined with internal preoccupations, can affect our concentration. Punctuated with quotes from noted thinkers, Harriet Griffey offers practical information, pointers and ideas on how best to marshal our thoughts and actions, improving personal and business relationships and reducing stress.
The Jewelled Table
Cooking, Eating and Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way
Bethany Kehdy presents more than 80 authentic Middle Eastern recipes, rooted in the Levant, Persia or North Africa but appearing with local variations across the region. Adapted to suit the modern cook and accompanied by detailed preparation instructions, they range from meze-style favourites such as Whipped Hummus and Winter Tabbouleh to main platters including Pork Keftedes and Smoked Cod Tejen.
Ready-to-Eat 10-Minute Desserts
Quick, Simple and Delicious Recipes for all Occasions
Designed to be on the table with only ten minutes notice, this collection of recipes includes ingenious takes on dessert classics such as Eton Mess, Tiramisu and Crème Brûlée, plus tarts, cakes and ideas for syrups and sauces.
Guilt-Free Nice Cream
Over 70 Amazing Dairy-Free Ice Creams
The chef and food blogger Margie Broadhead outlines how, by using bananas as a base, it is possible to create a variety of healthy dairy-free frozen desserts without compromising on flavour. The recipes include cakes, tarts and ideas for breakfast pots and smoothies and 'nice creams' in classic flavour combinations such as rum and raisin and raspberry ripple.
The Long and the Short of Pasta
The restaurateurs and cookery school owners Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi offer a collection of dishes inspired by their Italian travels, such as Roman Potato Gnocchi in a tomato sauce and Tuscan Linguine with Sausage and Kale Ragu. In addition to information about the origins of the featured recipes they explain how to make a variety of fresh pasta shapes and offer advice on flavour combinations.
Principal at the Royal Ballet for 20 years, Darcey Bussell collaborated with the leading figures of the ballet world as well as moving beyond her sphere into other forms of dance, fashion and advertising. Including the work of leading photographers such as Anthony Snowdon, Mario Testino and Annie Leibowitz, this portfolio traces her career from the young soloist in rehearsal to the international star of fashion shoots and television. Slightly off-mint.
Delicious and Natural Remedies to Boost Your Health
Designed to support the body's digestive, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems, increase energy levels and create an overall sense of well-being, this collection of recipes, including a Turmeric Tonic and Homemade Probiotic, is inspired by traditional medicines from the East. The volume also includes an ailments guide, an extensive glossary of everyday herbs and spices and a list of kitchen staples to keep in stock.
Journey Through Wine
Structured according to when each country first began producing wine, this atlas opens with maps of the Black Sea and Middle East around 3000 BC, proceeding through Italy, France and Spain to the New World wineries of today. Each main map is accompanied by insets showing the wine-growing regions, with information on climatic and soil conditions, grape varieties, chief vineyards, and hectares under cultivation.
Grow Harvest Cook
From Artichokes to Zucchinis, Gardening Advice, Storage Tips and 280 Delicious Recipes
This unusual book brings together practical advice on both gardening and cookery. Each of its alphabetical entries on more than 90 vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts contains easy-to-follow instructions for growing, harvesting and preserving, along with a recipe. The featured dishes include cauliflower and blue cheese soup; asparagus, pancetta and labna spaghetti; prawn and fennel stew; and rhubarb tiramisu.
Everyday Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen Your Posture
The hazards of a sedentary lifestyle can easily be avoided according to this manual, which explains the effect sitting has on the muscles, offers advice on posture and provides clearly illustrated exercises, most of which can be performed at a desk. Focusing on different sections of the body and featuring exercise sequences, it encourages readers to work out their own regular routine.
Where the American Century Began
After the Second World War, the initiative to divide Korea at the 38th Parallel was put forward by America. The war that followed resulted in the death of around three million civilians. This critique of America’s involvement in the Korean War of 1950–53 examines the origins of the conflict, America’s response to China’s involvement, including the chemical weapon bombing campaign, and the legacy of militarism and bitterness that remains in North Korea.