Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & The Caucasus
Samarkand, the turquoise oasis in the valley of the Zerafshan River, Uzbekistan, has been a cultural crossroads for centuries. In this book, the authors have gathered the cuisines of seven ethnic groups that have left their mark on the city: the Tajiks, Russians, Turks, Jews, Koreans, Caucasians and native Uzbeks. The result is a wonderfully spiced and perfumed collection of recipes for soups, main courses, accompaniments, sweets and drinks.
Let's Cook Italian in 20 Minutes
Using inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients, these 130 dishes can be prepared in the time it takes to heat up a ready meal. Following D’Acampo’s tips on tools, ingredients and speed are chapters featuring meat, fish, vegetables and dessert recipes, from Pumpkin and Sun-dried Tomato soup, to Pork Chops and Pancetta with Courgette Fritters and Summer Berries with White Chocolate Sauce.
Olives, Lemons and Za'atar
The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking
In this richly illustrated volume, Rawia Bishara demonstrates the variety of Middle Eastern cuisine, sharing recipes that she learned in her hometown of Nazareth and cooks today in her New York restaurant. There are chapters on salads, main meals – largely soups and stews – pickles and desserts, breakfast dishes that include Yoghurt Tahini With Chickpeas and mezzes featuring hummus, Brussels Sprouts With Panko and a savoury pie.
Irish Traditional Cooking
Over 300 Recipes from Ireland's Heritage
Irish chef Darina Allen utilizes recipes handed down through generations, ranging from simple farmers’ meals to the French-inspired cuisine of country houses. Favouring fresh ingredients, with a section on foraging, this collection includes chapters featuring game birds, seafood and dairy, with dishes such as Blind Stew, Funeral Ham and Cut and Come Cake. First published in 1995, this edition includes over 100 new recipes.
Writing with Military Precision
During his many years as an intelligence officer, Craig Shrives learned how to write clearly for the eyes of British and American generals. In this guide he shares his practical experience: he identifies common mistakes and ambiguities and offers suggestions for correcting and clarifying what you want to say, and a final section gives useful advice on easily confused words. (Previously sold in Postscript as Grammar for Grown-ups.)
The Edible Balcony
Growing Fresh Produce in the Heart of the City
Using recycled pots and homemade watering cans to grow anything from herbs to pumpkins and blueberries, this guide mixes practical advice – the best soils to use and which plants to try – with inspirational ideas from existing small city vegetable gardens.
Set Your Taste Buds on Fire with 100 Delicious, Modern Dishes
Focusing on taste and flavour more than authenticity, this recipe collection features meals to cook at home with readily available ingredients, including snacks, barbecued dishes, stir fries and desserts – from Crispy Salmon Skins to Kaffir Lime Doughnuts.
Cook Japanese at Home
From Dashi to Tonkatsu, 200 Simple Recipes for Every Occasion
Dispelling the suggestion that Japanese cuisine is difficult to master, Kimiko Barber offers advice on basic tools and ingredients and suggests starting simply, with miso soup or Japanese-style salad, before building up to more complex dishes such as Seafood Tempura.
The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible
This guide to the ageing process by two health and beauty journalists provides ideas for how to look after every part of the body and includes tips from inspirational older women. As well as reviewing tried and tested concealers and anti-ageing products – from neck treatments to hair masks – there is advice on building activity into your life, ‘keeping your marbles’, eating well and facelifts – with and without surgery.
How to Store and Preserve Your Garden Produce
From composting, growing, harvesting and storing, to methods of preservation that include drying, pickling, bottling and freezing, this comprehensive guide advises on ways to ensure your home-grown produce is used effectively all year round. Incorporating charts (with a calendar for preserving), colour photographs and recipes such as Pumpkin Kimchi, Marrow and Ginger Jam and Any Leaf Pesto, Fowler ensures that nothing produced in the garden need go to waste.
The 2 Meal Day
Burn Fat and Boost Energy Through Intermittent Fasting
Eating just two meals a day is a form of intermittent fasting that eliminates the need for calorie counting and can boost energy levels by helping the body to burn stored fat. Drawing on his own experience, personal trainer Max Lowery’s guide incorporates meal plans, exercises, advice on getting started and 75 recipes for lower and higher-carb meals, healthy snacks and deserts, from Spiced Rice to Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.
Sew It Up
A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques
This manual of practical, decorative and eco-friendly sewing techniques is designed for both novices and keen needleworkers looking for fresh inspiration. There are illustrated guides to over 200 techniques, clearly explaining everything from basic tools and fabrics to scalloped edges and trapunto quilting; sections on using the techniques in dressmaking, curtain-making, recycling and repairs; and instructions and templates for 20 projects including clothes, accessories and items for the home.
Gardeners' Question Time Techniques & Tips
BBC Radio 4's long-running Gardeners’ Question Time is much respected by horticulturalists for its mixture of hands-on practical advice and up-to-date information on gardening matters. With contributions from four of the presenters, this volume distils their wisdom on twelve basic topics including planning a garden, soil, weed control, lawns, planting and combatting pests; and it is illustrated with both how-to-do-it photographs of the gardeners at work and inspirational pictures of what you might achieve.
101 Things to Do with an A4 Sheet of Paper
Illustrated with detailed artwork that can be coloured in, this A4-sized book comprises a great variety of entertaining and creative projects in sections on cutting and colouring, folding, decorations (including Halloween bats), masks, moustaches and party hats, and cards and envelopes. Finally, even the off-cuts come in handy – there’s a game of wastepaper basketball.
The New Vegan
Great Recipes, No-Nonsense Advice and Simple Tips
Áine Carlin, the author of the award-winning Keep it Vegan, provides an introduction to veganism, with information and advice on pursuing a plant-based lifestyle as well as more than 90 meat- and dairy-free recipes. Ranging from how to make your own Plant Milk to special dinners such as Red Pepper and Spinach Stromboli and Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush, the recipes cover all meals and occasions, even late-night cocoa.
Quick and Easy Quilts
20 Modern Machine-Quilting Projects
Homemade quilts add colour and interest to a room, but the complexity and effort involved can be daunting. The quilts in this collection use big, bright blocks, so they not only have a fresh, contemporary feel but are much easier to create (some can even be finished in a weekend). Goldsworthy includes clear instructions for twelve full-size quilts as well as eight smaller projects, such as wall hangings and cushion covers, and begins with tips on equipment, materials and techniques.
Paleo: Monday to Friday
A Diet So Good You Can Take the Weekend Off!
The Paleo diet eliminates heavily processed foods, replacing them with fresh meat and fish, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables – and the health benefits are so dramatic that you can stray at the weekend and still lose weight. Here the bestselling author of The Paleo Diet shares 100 highly varied recipes that are easy to shop for and simple to prepare – from Kale and Eggs and Berry Compôte to Tomato Soup, Grilled Salmon Salad, Meatloaf, Pad Thai and Apple Pie.
Forgotten Ways for Modern Days
Kitchen Cures and Household Lore for a Natural Home and Garden
Using ingredients from kitchen cupboards, the vegetable patch and hedgerows, this compendium draws on the wisdom of the homemakers, gardeners and crafters of the past to clean clothes, cure a cough, freshen the skin, whiten laundry and remove smells from the fridge, among many other tasks. There are tips for the garden, cleaning and storage, natural health and beauty, all explained clearly and illustrated with photographs to show how much can be achieved the natural way.
Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea
'Turkey is a vast country of dramatically varying yet stunningly beautiful landscapes,' writes chef John Gregory-Smith in his introduction. Its cuisine is no less varied and also begs to be explored region by region, from the delicious buttery pide of Samsun to the fiery kebabs of the east. This erudite yet enthusiastic book contains more than 100 aromatic and alluring recipes, including mezes, köftes, seafood, salads and desserts, and explains the cultural and historical significance of each.
Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook
Over 120 Fresh and Healthy Ideas for Greek Yoghurt
With more than 120 recipes, this versatile collection shows how to use Greek yoghurt in everything from smoothies and sauces to curries and marinades, as well as for baking, desserts, snacks and dressings. There are simple dishes such as Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado and Yoghurt Dip, and more complex ones like Duck Kebabs with Rose Raita and Pilau Rice, but the emphasis is always on modern, fresh tastes.
Pamper Your Pooch
30 Practical Presents for Dogs
The 30 projects in this book provide clear and simple instructions for making a whole range of accessories to enrich the life of your dog. There are food treats such as biscuits and birthday cake, toys, including a frisbee, and comforting gifts such as the bone pillow, a towel for Rover's muddy paws and a crocheted cowl to keep Fido warm.
Healthy Eating for Lower Cholesterol
The 100 delicious recipes presented in this book have been created by a chef and dietician, working together to help people with high cholesterol. With chapters on breakfasts, salads, snacks, main courses and desserts, and recipes such as Buckwheat Pancakes, Mexican Breakfast Burritos, Oriental Chicken Wraps, Salmon Fishcakes and Light Chocolate Tart, you need never feel deprived while looking after your health.
Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking
This bestselling book has revolutionized gluten-free diets with a selection of delicious recipes that will inspire coeliacs. With dishes such as Japanese Salmon with Mint Chutney, Sauteed Chicken Livers with Tarragon Muffins, Chicken and Prawn Jambalaya, Chickpea and Cashew Pilaf and Chocolate Brownies with Caramel, as well as a section on vegetarian food, a gluten-free diet need never feel restrictive again.
365 Days of Colour in Your Garden
Achieving a balanced and colourful display all year round is every gardener's ambition, and this directory will be immensely useful in helping to achieve it. The book is organized by season, with suggestions of plants for all soil types, conditions and locations. Also included is advice on how to combine and design with colour, and extend the flowering season with gardening techniques. With photographs by Jonathan Buckley.
Paul Gayler's Sauce Book
300 World Sauce Made Simple
Sauces are a great way to liven up everyday dishes, and the 300 in this collection provide something for every meal. There are classics such as hollandaise, velouté, harissa and sweet chilli, dessert sauces such as coulis, custards and syrups, and many more unusual sauces from cuisines around the world. For each there are 'PG tips' to ensure perfect results every time, and a recipe to show it in practice.
The Paleo Diet
Food Your Body is Designed to Eat
As an overweight young adult, Daniel Green lost 4½ stone by cutting out gluten, dairy, bad fats and bad carbohydrates and he has never put the weight back on. With recipes for breakfasts, light meals, soups, salads, side dishes, dinners and desserts, his book shows how simple it is to create delicious and nourishing meals from fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts and seeds, and proves how a Paleo lifestyle can keep you healthy while still enjoying gourmet dishes.
Healthy Eating to Reduce the Risk of Dementia
100 Fantastic Recipes Based on Extensive, In-depth Research
There is evidence that a healthy lifestyle and diet, especially in mid-life, can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Written by Margaret Rayman, a professor of Nutritional Medicine, and a team of dieticians, this book gives clear and effective guidelines on how to adapt your diet to help keep your brain functioning to its best capacity, and provides 100 recipes based on careful research and prepared with the help of gourmet chefs including Gino D'Acampo.
Healthy Eating for Lower Cholesterol
The 100 delicious recipes presented in this book have been created by a chef and dietician, working together to help people with high cholesterol. With chapters on breakfasts, salads, snacks, main courses and deserts, and recipes such as Buckwheat Pancakes, Mexican Breakfast Burritos, Oriental Chicken Wraps, Salmon Fishcakes and Light Chocolate Tart, you need never feel deprived while looking after your health.
Making a House Your Home
Letter Writing Box
Inspired by Making a House Your Home, the first book by the Mail on Sunday's Lifestyle editor, Clare Nolan, this letter writing box uses images from the book - of piaget roses, peonies and rambling roses on a cottage wall - to decorate the reverse of the notepaper and the box itself. The 'keepsake' box, tied with deep red ribbons, contains 30 sheets of writing paper in four different designs and 30 plain white envelopes.
The Dictionary Series
'A browser's paradise', this set comprises four dictionaries: one defines and traces the origins of almost 300 commonly used words from 'accolade' to 'zoo'; another provides detailed explanations of over 400 idioms in current use; English Down the Ages starts from historical events (from 1066 to 1989) and explores how they brought new vocabulary into the language; and Proverbs and Their Origins explains the meaning and usage of 400 proverbs, chosen for their interesting etymologies and stories. Slipcased.