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.
A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas
Utilizing her expertise in pairing food and wine, Kay Plunkett-Hogge introduces a selection of sherries, suggesting a match with appropriate types of food. Recipes range from sherry cocktails, light snacks and small sandwiches to more substantial favourites such as Calamares Fritos, Croquetas de Jamón and Tortilla Clásica. The book comprises over 90 recipes, including salads, soups, vegetable and one or two sweet dishes.
Miniature Garden Grower
Terrariums & Other Tiny Gardens to Grow Indoors & Out
Requiring very little space, small really can be beautiful with these miniature scenes. This guide provides a wealth of ideas that are quick to create and easy to maintain, from tiny landscapes to a hanging garden or an ecosystem in a terrarium. The chapter on basics explains everything a beginner needs to know, including the best containers and equipment to use, how to plant and maintain the gardens and ways of coping with pests and diseases.
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.
Learn to Sew with Lauren
From First Stitches to Personalized Projects
Lauren Guthrie was a finalist in the 2013 series of BBC 2's The Great British Sewing Bee. In this book she presents a guide to the basics and her own designs for 20 projects, starting with ‘easy pieces’, including cushion covers and a tote bag, and progressing through simple garments and home accessories to a dress. The book includes full-scale patterns for most of the projects, with instructions and cutting layouts.
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.
RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener
Old, New, Common and Curious Herbs to Grow and Eat
Preparing and eating freshly harvested, homegrown food is immensely satisfying, and all who enjoy it will relish this lavishly produced introduction to herbs from the Royal Horticultural Society. Each one receives its own listing, with growing tips, key facts, nutritional information and recipes. Feature spreads on topics such as edible herb flowers, topiary and historic settings complement the directory, and the illustrations of flowers, roots, leaves and seeds are exquisite. Gourmet Gardener series. Silk marker.
Good, Uncomplicated Food for the Sustainable Kitchen
Many of us are becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of our eating habits. This attractive 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.