Forgotten Skills of Cooking
Alarmed by a lack of knowledge among students at her Ballymaloe cookery school, Darina Allen was inspired to share over 700 recipes that draw on tried-and-tested housekeeping skills. Including instructions on foraging, smoking mackerel, curing bacon and how to make butter alongside recipes such as Pickled Samphire, Crispy Pig’s Tails With Aioli and Venison Shepherd’s Pie, this award-winning cookbook demonstrates how traditional cooking can be thrifty, healthy and full of flavour.
Simple, Green Pest and Disease Control
In this pocket guide, Gardeners' Question Time expert Bob Flowerdew sets out his methods for controlling pests and diseases without resorting to chemical poisons. Employing such techniques as companion planting, encouraging natural predators and erecting physical barriers, his approach is to use wit and cunning to outmanoeuvre garden pests rather than seeking to eradicate them completely – gently shifting the natural balance in the gardener's favour. No jacket.
Walking for Weight Loss
The Easy, Practical Way to Get in Shape
As a refreshing alternative to complicated aerobic routines and over-priced gym memberships, walking is a form of exercise that is free, enjoyable and a natural part of everyday life. Fitness consultant Lucy Knight explains how you really can lose weight by walking – all you need to do is correct your posture and your technique, work on your stride, speed up your pace and change your focus to transform the daily saunter into a fat-burning power-walk.
Healthy Eating for Diabetes
Chef Antony Worrall Thompson, who suffered from the pre-diabetes Syndrome X, teamed up with a dietician to create the 100 recipes presented here alongside scientific information from a leading diabetes research charity. With exciting dishes for every meal of the day, including Salmon Timbales, Thai Fish Soup, Tuscan-Style Lamb and Poached Figs in Red Wine, you can enjoy your food while benefiting your overall health and improving your diabetes outlook.
Fifty Great Escapes
A Global Guide to Creativity
Discover the places that inspired the world’s greatest writers, artists and film-makers, from Gauguin’s Tahiti to Conan Doyle’s Dartmoor. Each entry includes colour photographs and practical travel advice, while a global directory lists 100 21st-century hotspots for budding artists.