Vegetables – leaves and roots, squashes, pulses and grains, herbs, nuts and mushrooms – form an important part of Italian cuisine. Antonio Carluccio describes each type in detail, including its historical context, botany and preparation, and presents 120 new recipes for pasta, soups and stews, risotto, jams and pickles. Each is vegetable-based, and some are complemented by a little fish or meat.
Jewish Vegetarian Cooking
This book draws on the Jewish cuisine of 20 countries, from Poland to Tunisia, to present 140 vegetarian recipes for soups, salads, main courses and desserts. They include Russian Cabbage Soup, Moroccan Couscous with Seven Vegetables, Hummus with Chickpeas from Syria, and an Apple and Pear Pudding from Italy. It explains the role of food in Jewish festivities, and the many types of grain used.
The Shrinkology Solution
Discover Your Eating Type, Lose Weight and Keep it Off – For Life
This scientific approach to dieting identifies the different eating ‘types’, considers the emotional, behavioural and lifestyle issues that may influence how we eat and offers advice on how to lose weight healthily and sustainably. Slightly off-mint
Make Your Own Christmas Decorations
This kit contains everything required to make twelve hanging Christmas decorations: a guide to the simple stitches used, step-by-step photographic instructions, and a pack of essential materials (felt sheets, thread, miniature pompoms and waxed cotton cord). Suitable for beginners, the Cath Kidston-designed ornaments include a snowman, a reindeer, an angel, a stocking and a holly leaf.
I Like Birds: Greetings Cards
There are four striking bird designs in this set of greetings cards – Oystercatchers, Puffins, Gannets, and Stilt and Stints. The 15x15cm cards are blank inside, for use on any occasion and have matching envelopes in four colours. Presented in a sturdy card box. There is no glue on the envelopes.
Cath Kidston Sewing Book
Over 30 Exclusive Projects Made Simple
Cath Kidston’s cheerful, ‘modern vintage’ designs are tremendously popular; with the Sewing Book you can make your own home accessories, bags and kids’ stuff to her original patterns. Starting with the basics for those new to sewing, the book presents instructions for over 30 projects, including cushions, a gym bag and a baby gift set. To kick-start your adventures in needlework, the book comes with everything you need – fabric, zips, binding etc – to make a pocket sewing kit.
James Martin's French Adventure
This illustrated TV tie-in documents celebrity chef James Martin’s travels around France in Keith Floyd’s classic Citroën 2CV. Along the way he prepares seafood in Marseille, shops for ingredients at a Provençal market, explores the vineyards of Burgundy and cooks with some of the masters of French cuisine. Featuring 80 recipes, including French Onion Soup, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Pear and Rosemary Tarte Tatin.
Trivial Events and Trifling Decisions that Changed British History
In 1831, 26-year-old Captain Robert FitzRoy advertised for a companion to accompany him on a voyage to South America. The ship was the HMS Beagle; the successful applicant the young Charles Darwin; the result of the voyage the theory of natural selection. This entertaining compendium of 40 historical anecdotes, whose topics include science, politics, food and literature, illustrates how seemingly insignificant events can alter the course of history.