The Way of Whisky
A Journey Around Japanese Whisky
Documenting the history of Japan’s distilleries and the whiskies they produce, award-winning writer Dave Broom explores how the drinks are as much ‘a product of mindset’ as the result of commercial processes. In addition to tasting note, facts and figures, he examines the philosophy that influences the creation and appreciation of the spirit, and how it is impacted by many factors, including the seasons, craftsmanship and culture of the country.
Cacti and Succulents: Choosing, Styling, Caring
Named after the owner’s east London boutique, this illustrated introduction offers all the basic information needed to grow cacti and succulents successfully. It begins with a comprehensive directory that showcases the surprisingly diverse colours, shapes and sizes of the different species, then gives advice on caring for and displaying them, explaining how they are relatively low maintenance and make ideal house plants. Slightly off-mint. Felt tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
This comprehensive guide to Scotland’s whiskies begins with an illustrated history of the spirit, an introduction to how it is made and what to look for in tasting. The different whisky regions are explored, with maps pinpointing the locations of the distilleries. Each producer is examined in more detail in the A–Z directory, which includes information on their typical flavours.
The Secrets of Great Botanists
And What They Teach Us About Gardening - RHS
Matthew Biggs profiles the lives and achievements of 35 botanists whose work in fields such as plant collecting, plant-based medicine, genetics or hybridization has significantly increased our understanding of plants. Richly illustrated with horticultural drawings, portraits and photographs, and noting how each botanist can inspire today’s gardeners, the book is arranged chronologically from the ‘Father of Pharmacology’, Pedanius Dioscorides (fl. 50 CE), through figures including Linnaeus, Joseph Banks and Gregor Mendel, to Patrick Blanc, the pioneer of vertical gardening.
The Cardamom Trail
Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East
A former Great British Bake Off semi-finalist, Chetna Makan grew up in Madhya Pradesh and her recipes for cakes, pies and tarts, small savouries and breads include both traditional Indian bakes and Western favourites infused with the aromas and spices of the East.
The Life of Tea
A Journey to the World's Finest Tea
‘The taste and experience of pure nature, with all its exquisite flavours and aromas, are at the heart of the enjoyment of tea.’ For this spectacular three-part ‘Journey’, the authors, a documentary photographer and a tea expert, first went in search of the tea plants and the process from ‘earth to cup’, then explored the finest tea mountains of China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka and, finally, sought out the cultural world that has developed around tea drinking.
Behind the Wheel of a Motoring Icon
‘What makes an Aston Martin unique: that subtle blend of beauty, understated aggression, sizzling performance and a distinctively British character.’ From the oldest surviving Aston Martin, an ‘A3' from 1921, to 2019 and the groundbreaking Valkyrie, produced in partnership with Red Bull Racing, the writers of Evo magazine profile every road and racing model, with brief technical details, evocative descriptions of how the cars drive and outstanding photographs. Off-mint.
Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot Kitchen
A cross between Turkish and Mediterranean food, but with simpler recipes that require fewer spices, Selin Kiazim’s modern take on Turkish-Cypriot cuisine includes stuffed pastries, barbecued meats, fish and exotic salads – all popular dishes at her Oklava restaurant in Shoreditch.
The Great Composers and Their Masterworks
This guide to the world of opera covers the whole history of the art form, from the early Baroque masterpieces of Monteverdi and Cavalli to works by such modern composers as Britten, John Adams and Thea Musgrave. Ranging across Europe, Russia and the United States, the book provides concise biographies of more than 50 composers, with synopses of their key works, photographs of productions and details of famous arias and choruses. Preface by Lord Harewood and foreword by Bryn Terfel.
The Fashion of Film
How Cinema Has Inspired Fashion
Elsa Schiaparelli famously said, ‘What Hollywood designs today, you will be wearing tomorrow,’ and it’s been true since film and fashion were first united at a party in 1911. Richly illustrated with photographs from both worlds, this guide divides 45 movies into seven genres: from crime – featuring film noir and Lauren Bacall; to musicals – including Top Hat and West Side Story; and art house – from directors such as Jean Luc-Godard and Wim Wenders.