I Like Birds: Weekly Planner
The I Like Birds brand has become extremely popular recently. Printed on FSC-approved paper, and suitable for menu planning, shopping lists, after school activities and general to-do lists, this A4 pad comprises 52 tear-off week-to-view sheets, offering five separate columns for each day. The six different page designs feature graphic-style illustrations of a goldfinch, chaffinch, bullfinch, blue tit, greenfinch and song thrush.
The Curry Guy: Easy
100 Fuss-Free British Indian Restaurant Classics to Make at Home
Having devoted years to researching the methods and secrets of British Indian restaurant chefs from across the UK, knowledge he distilled into his first bestselling title The Curry Guy, Dan Toombs now turns his attention to quick-cook curries that don’t compromise on flavour. The 100 dishes featured include takeaway favourites such as Chicken 65, Black Dhal, Aloo Chaat, Prawn Balti and Lamb Keema Saag.
Recipes That Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet
From limes to yuzu to grapefruit, few foods are as versatile as citrus fruits. In this illustrated volume, Catherine Phipps explains what she has learned about the varied use of citrus in world cuisines. She goes on to share 170 recipes for a selection of Asian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as Lime Marinated Fish and Blood Orange Tarte Tatin, many of which can be customized to use seasonal produce.
More Home Comforts
100 New Recipes from the Television Series
Arranged in sections entitled 'childhood favourites', 'posh dinners', 'indulgent feasts' and 'sweet treats', this illustrated collection of more than 100 recipes is the second book from the celebrity chef James Martin's BBC television series Home Comforts. Interspersed with anecdotes, kitchen tips and shortcuts, the simple classic recipes with a twist are all made with an emphasis on British produce where possible.
The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously
The Swedish proverb Lagom är bäst (‘the right amount is best’) is epitomized in their cuisine, where ‘Lagom’ means healthy, unfussy and harmonious dishes that use just the right amount of ingredients. Food stylist and blogger Steffi Knowles-Dellner organizes this illustrated book by types of meal, from breakfast and main meals to ‘bits and bobs’, with a focus on mainstays such as porridge, beetroot and meatballs.
James Martin's American Adventure
80 Classic American Recipes
Celebrity chef James Martin hits the road again, cooking and dining in locations across the United States. He samples the high life in The Hamptons, cooks with cowboys at a ranch, caters at the Reno Air Races, and learns about Creole food in Baton Rouge. All the recipes from the television series are featured here, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes photography. Slightly off-mint.
Recipes for Real Life, Over 100 Recipes to Share with Friends and Family, Using Nature's Perfect Ingredients
Designed to make healthy eating second nature, this collection of more than 100 gluten-free dishes all incorporate natural store cupboard ingredients such as cacao, turmeric, cinnamon and coconut oil. Each recipe is marked with a symbol denoting its suitability for those following specific diets, and general advice on developing a balanced eating plan featuring Fair Trade produce where possible is included.
Fiona Cairns, the creator of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake, offers bakes suitable for all ages and tastes from a 'Seaside Bucket' Neapolitan Sponge to a 'Box of Chocolates' Sachertorte. She also shares five themed party ideas that include a showpiece cake plus a selection of complementary bakes. Each project has a difficulty rating between one (easy) and three (challenging).
The Art of the Larder
Good Food from Your Store Cupboard, Every Day
Starting with the premise that an organized store cupboard can be life-changing, food writer Claire Thomson lists the key ingredients, such as pulses, pastas, grains and dried fruits, that every cook should keep in stock. She goes on to demonstrate that by combining larder staples with a little fresh produce, it is possible to make a wide variety of dishes, such as Sourdough Soup and Egg or Turmeric and Coconut Curry, from scratch.
100 Energizing Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less
In this sequel to her bestselling Superfoods, the health coach and food writer Julie Montagu offers further advice on incorporating essential nutrients into the diet. She offers 100 nourishing vegetarian recipes, including portable lunches, energizing and guilt-free snacks, and wholesome suppers, all of which have a preparation time of 20 minutes or less, plus a two-week meal planner and healthy eating tips.
15 Minute Vegan
Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking
Arranged in sections entitled Breakfast, Light Bites, Mains, Essentials and Sweet Stuff, the 100 recipes in this budget-friendly collection all use ingredients that are readily available in the supermarket. The author, food blogger Katy Beskow, also offers tips about preparation, freezing and storing, and shopping for essential store cupboard ingredients.
Jewish Vegetarian Cooking
Inspired by the Jewish cuisine of Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East these 140 vegetarian recipes feature 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. The book also contains an introduction to Jewish history and culture, and the role of food in festivities.
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 are 16 cards in total. There is no glue on the envelopes.
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 join 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.
A Short Book About Painting
Writing ‘for people who enjoy looking at paintings and for people who paint’, Andrew Marr aims to help readers understand what they see when they are looking at art – particularly contemporary art – and how to improve as painters. Using his own paintings as examples of failures, and the works of artists including Patrick Heron, Robert Rauschenberg and Sarah Lucas, Marr addresses fundamental questions about taste, colour, motif, and the appreciation of modern art.
Eat Your Way to Better Health
Nutritional expert Dale Pinnock (the Medicinal Chef) believes that simple changes to eating habits can relieve a range of digestive issues. In this guide, he examines the digestive tract and how conditions such as constipation, IBS and reflux might be eased through diet. Recipes range from Tummy Tea to Jerusalem Artichoke Soup and an Aubergine Layer Bake.
Nature's Perfect Ingredient, Over 100 Recipes Including Healthy Dishes and Baked Treats to Nurture Your Body and Beauty Ideas to Feed Your Skin
The Lucy Bee coconut oil family business started because she herself was diagnosed with coeliac disease as a toddler. Here, she presents 100 recipes using this ‘perfect ingredient’ in main courses, side dishes and baking – and in beauty preparations.
Provence to Pondicherry
Recipes from France and Faraway
France’s former empire has left a gastronomic legacy far beyond its borders. Starting in Provence, with dishes such as Sea Bass with Fennel and Pastis, this remarkable culinary travelogue traces its influence to Guadeloupe (Poisson Grillé et Sauce Créole), Vietnam (Crispy Duck with Clementines and Kumquats), Pondicherry (Brinjal Curry) and Réunion (Gratin de Papaye Vert), before returning to Normandy for Tarte aux Pommes. Along the way, the techniques and ingredients of each cuisine are explained.
Fit Fast Flavours for Busy People
Flash cooking is a way of creating delicious meals quickly, without compromising on nutrition or taste. Starting with the preparation of ‘flavour bombs’ – seasonings, dressings, glazes – that can be made in advance and added to the simplest dishes to evoke different world cuisines, the subsequent recipes feature fish, flesh, vegetables, egg, tofu, and soups, and range from Duck Breasts with Black Magic Elixir to Lemon Pesto Scallops and Dirty Quinoa.
The All-New University Challenge Quiz Book
Following the exact format of the venerable BBC2 television quiz (except you won’t have to sit on each other’s heads), this book poses the starters, each with three bonus questions, for 15 matches – altogether, over 2,000 questions. The dilemma will be to Google or not to Google. Off-mint.
Nine Centuries in the Heart of Burgundy
Burgundy is justifiably one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions in the world, and at its heart lies the Cellier aux Moines, established by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. Written by the vineyard’s present owner Philippe Pascal and Burgundian historian Gilles Platret, this lavishly illustrated book charts its story across nine centuries, describes the terroir, the grapes and the vintages, and records the recent restoration of the buildings and the revival of its rich heritage of artisanal wine-making.
Thrive on Five
Five-A-Day The Easy Way
Using easy-to-find ingredients and simple-to-cook recipes, this attractive cookbook promises to make it really easy to eat at least five 80g portions of different fruits or vegetables a day – and more if you top up with healthy snacks and desserts. The well-illustrated recipes are in sections on salads, ‘5 spicy’, meal-in-a-bowl soups and everyday dishes such as Shepherd-less Pie and Five Pasta Sauce, plus recipes for children, smoothies and dips.
Eat your Way to Better Health
An estimated seven million people suffer from cardiovascular disease in the UK. Here the chef, nutritionist and co-presenter of the new ITV series Eat Shop Save Dale Pinnock explains how stress and a poor diet promote CVD, and the complex physiology of when things go wrong. He details a range of essential ingredients to keep in stock, and follows this with simple, heart-healthy recipes for every meal, strong on vegetables, fish, pulses and fruit.
The Only Recipes You'll Ever Need
4 Ways to Cook Almost Everything
There are more than 270 recipes in this book based on the author's column for The Times, consisting of four approaches to all of the most common dishes and ingredients – so there are four suggestions if you fancy a savoury pie, while salmon gets an Asian, Italian, Indian and English recipe. Directions are clear and ingredients few, and every dish is illustrated.
The Knowledge: Opera
In a concise introduction to opera, from its history to synopses of the most popular works, Dennis Marks (1948–2015), the former General Director of English National Opera, explains ‘what gives this strange activity the power to inspire the novice and obsess the enthusiast’. Slightly off-mint.