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.
Bold Flavours from a Jewish Kitchen
Masterchef finalist Emma Spitzer’s cooking is unfussy and uncomplicated, extracting the maximum flavour from the humblest of ingredients without hours of labour. In this cheerful, temptingly illustrated book, she shares the culinary secrets she learned from her mother, and a plethora of recipes from Russia, Poland and the Middle East, including small platters for sharing, filling mains such as Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes, and delicious desserts such as Apple and Cinnamon Muffins.
The Palomar Cookbook
Since opening in 2014, the Palomar restaurant in London’s Soho has won many awards for its Middle-Eastern-inspired cuisine. This handsome, clearly presented and beautifully photographed cookbook offers more than 500 of its celebrated recipes, ranging from tempting starters such as Moroccan Oysters and Fattoush Salad, though nourishing mains including Spinach Gnocchi and Oxtail Stew Persian Style, to delicious desserts such as Honey Cake and Date Roulade.
What's in Your Attic?
Jonty Hearnden, of Antiques Roadshow and Cash in the Attic fame, and a group of 18 experts show how to spot the antiques and collectables languishing in your house. Beginning with furniture and covering categories such as pictures, ceramics, glass, clocks and watches, jewellery, books and even modern technology, the illustrated guide explains what to look for, shows examples from various periods and gives a rough guide to values. Slightly off-mint.
The Meat Cookbook
Lidgate’s is a fifth-generation butcher’s shop in Holland Park, west London, and the quality of its meat, carefully chosen from grass-fed native breeds, is legendary. In this handsome book, they share their knowledge of meat, explain how to cook, cut and carve it, and present a collection of recipes, many of them, such as Posh Sausage Rolls and Coq au Vin Pie, developed in their own kitchens. There are sections on each type of meat, and on roasts, grills, special occasions and accompaniments.
The master pâtissier and TV chef Eric Lanlard presents a selection of recipes ranging from a simple Chocolate Sponge (as sold in his Cake Boy café-patisserie in London) to Salted Butter Caramel Mousse with Mini Pears for ‘when you want to make more of an effort’. The recipes include tarts, muffins, cheesecakes, flour-free cakes and a Christmas cake – all using simple, home-baking techniques, but with tips from a master baker.
Good, Uncomplicated Food for the Sustainable Kitchen
Many of us are becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of our eating habits. This book shows us how to enjoy delicious meals that are seasonal, sustainable and local, reducing costly food miles. Its 350 recipes explain how to use cheaper cuts of meat in dishes such as Oxtail with Prunes and Orange, enjoy fish such as mackerel and haddock, and make the most of leftovers, transforming yesterday's roast chicken into Restorative Chicken and Parsley Risotto.