Journey Through Wine
Structured according to when each country first began producing wine, this atlas opens with maps of the Black Sea and Middle East around 3000 BC, proceeding through Italy, France and Spain to the New World wineries of today. Each main map is accompanied by insets of every wine-growing region, with information on climatic and soil conditions, grape varieties, chief vineyards, and hectares under cultivation.
The Big Book of Gin
Dan Jones begins by tracing the history of Mother’s Ruin from its ancestry in Dutch genever, through the Gin Lanes of 17th-century London to the proliferation of artisan gins today. He then provides a thorough guide to the world’s best brands, the things you’ll need to mix gin cocktails, and over 100 recipes, including classics such as Pink Gin and Singapore Sling, Martinis, fizzes, punches and hangover cures, including Turbo G&T (more gin).
Everyday Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen Your Posture
The hazards of a sedentary lifestyle can easily be avoided according to this manual, which explains the effect sitting has on the muscles, offers advice on posture and provides clearly illustrated exercises, most of which can be performed at a desk. Focusing on different sections of the body and featuring exercise sequences, readers are encouraged to work out their own routine – and make it habitual.
Where the American Century Began
After the Second World War, the initiative to divide Korea at the 38th Parallel was put forward by America. The war that followed resulted in the death of around three million civilians. This critique of America’s involvement in the Korean War of 1950–53 examines the origins of the conflict, America’s response to China’s involvement, including the chemical weapon bombing campaign, and the legacy of militarism and bitterness that remains in North Korea.
Recipes and Stories from Tuscany's Secret Silver Coast
This collection of traditional recipes from the Costa d’Argento of southern Tuscany includes the author's favourite, Acquacotta – a soup made from leftover food. Her photographs accompany instructions for preparing a range of simple, comforting peasant dishes, with notes on the history and customs of the region. Slightly off-mint.
Centuries in an Italian Kitchen
Roman cooking is delicious, earthy and full of tradition, and this beautifully illustrated volume from the owners of London’s Caffè Caldesi roams the Eternal City to unearth its gastronomic gems. Recipes for rustic seasonal soups, antipasti, quick pasta dishes, scintillating seafood, slow-cooked joints and indulgent dolci are interspersed with features on the city’s culinary history, its street food, its famous cocktails, and interviews with its many creative chefs.