Did you know that coffee was recommended as protection against the bubonic plague in the seventeenth century?
Or that tea was believed to make men 'unfit to do their business' and blamed for women becoming unattractive?
On the other hand, a cup of chocolate was supposed to have exactly the opposite effect on the drinker's sex life and physical appearance.
How did the rowdy and often comical initial reception of these drinks form the roots of today's enduring caffeine culture?
These three beverages arrived in England in the 1650s from faraway, exotic places: tea from China, coffee from the Middle East and chocolate from Mesoamerica. Physicians, diarists and politicians were quick to comment on their supposed benefits and alleged harmfulness, using newspapers, pamphlets and handbills both to promote and denounce their sudden popularity. Others seized the opportunity to serve the growing appetite for these newly discovered drinks by setting up coffee houses or encouraging one-upmanship in increasingly elaborate tea-drinking rituals.
From the tale of the goatherd whose animals became frisky on coffee berries to a duchess with a goblet of poisoned chocolate, this book, illustrated with eighteenth-century satirical cartoons and early advertisements, tells the extraordinary story of our favourite hot drinks.
Life lessons from the ground up. Sometimes you reap what you sow. Sometimes you reap what other people sowed. Sometimes you haven't got a clue what you are sowing, and sometimes you just get lucky, or unlucky. All these things are true of life, as of gardening. In this thoughtful and beautifully observed book, journalist and gardening enthusiast Margaret Simons takes readers on a journey through the seasons, through her life, and through the tiny patch of inner-urban earth that is home to her garden. Over a course of a year, within the garden and without, there are births to celebrate and deaths to mourn; there are periods of great happiness and light, and times of quiet reflection. There is, in other words, all the chaos, joy, sorrow, and splendour of being alive.
Real food, in under 30 minutes! Pete Evans knows that most of us don't have hours to spend in the kitchen making meals that are good for us and that taste great too. We want food that nourishes us, but that is also easy to make (and that the kids might eat!). The key is using herbs, spices, nuts and good fats to bring bold flavours and textures to even the simplest dishes. In Fast Food for Busy Families, Pete shares more than 100 of his favourite no-fuss meals for people on the go. This is fast food as you have never seen it before: fresh, delicious, nutrient-dense and ready in minutes. Pete has you covered for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and shows you quick ideas for those times when it's hard to keep things healthy: for snacks, treats, barbecues and when entertaining. There are also tips for cutting down your time in the kitchen so that you can spend more time enjoying your meals with the people you love. All of his recipes are full of fresh vegetables, ethically farmed meats and offal, sustainable seafood, nuts and seeds, and completely free from grains, dairy, refined sugar and legumes. It's never been so easy to eat well, and look and feel amazing!
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is Australia's favourite weight-loss program and has inspired thousands of Australians to lose weight and improve their overall health. And to celebrate 10 years since the Total Wellbeing Diet was first introduced to us, we've gathered together more than 400 CSIRO recipes together in one volume. You'll be able to enjoy all of these healthy, mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with plenty of options everyone in the family will enjoy. These are all the must-have recipes in one bumper collection - handy for those already using the diet or a delicious introduction to a healthy eating plan for those trying the diet for the first time. Lose weight and boost your vitality while enjoying the pleasures of good food.
Like your dinner with a side of Madonna? Your cuisine with a pinch of Queen? Killing Me Souffle is an epic festival for your mouth that celebrates the infusion of two of life's grooviest ingredients, music and food. The greatest ever acts in music inspire 90 delectable duets, written by a professional chef, across the 3 stages of Rock 'n' Roll, Pop and Hip Hop.Choose from Crowd Warmers (starters), Headliners (mains) & Encores (desserts). Recipes include Papadum Preach, Summer of 60 Naan, Smells Like Terrine Spirit, Gherkin Nine to Five, Fight For Your Right to Pate, Little Red Courgette and many more. Because every good dish deserves a soundtrack.
In her debut cookbook Judy Phillips creates simple, healthy and delicious recipes designed to share with loved ones. Inspired by her family, her love of entertaining and favourites from her cooking classes Judy shares dishes handed down from her beloved Hungarian grandmother, her family's favourites, and delicious, seasonal recipes adapted for today's health conscious lifestyle. Judy's influences range from her Eastern European Jewish background as well as flavours from the Middle East, Japan and the Mediterranean to create recipes that are easy to prepare whether cooking for a few or for many. 'Good Life Great Food' features easy to follow recipes, simple ingredients and stunning photography designed to inspire anyone in the kitchen.
Each week, Fratelli Fresh feeds between 15-20,000 people across its Sydney-based food empire. Alla Fratelli by Fratelli Fresh is all about seasonal, fresh, heart-warming, delicious eating, dedicated to flavour and tradition - but it rips up the rule book at the same time, challenging some of the older Italian traditions and putting meals together that suit the way we live now...This is how we should all be cooking at home, with fresh, beautiful, simple, generous, messy Mediterranean market food, shared with children, parents, friends and neighbours...Winner of Best Restaurant Under $30 from the Sydney Morning Herald in 2013, and Best Cafe from TimeOut Sydney in 2012, Fratelli Fresh is the creation of the McDonald family, from Barry and Karen to daughter Nina and the entire crew/family/staff. Since opening in 2004, it has become Sydney's favourite way of eating Italian style.
Bondi Harvest brings you the very best of sundrenched, simple, delicious and healthy Australian food and flavours from the most beautiful beach in the world. With a style that sits somewhere between a young Jamie Oliver and a Corona ad, Guy Turland (chef, surfer, free-diver and YouTube cooking sensation) captures the easy, laidback, sundrenched essence of Bondi Beach. His recipes are chock-a-block with sunny, seasonal, vibrant, and zingily fresh flavours, designed to be eaten and enjoyed by friends and family.
Celebrating good times and focusing on delicious tastes, simplicity, sustainability, seasonal cooking, fresh whole foods and - most importantly - not taking life too seriously, this is food, flavours and lifestyle from the most beautiful beach in the world. After working as a chef in some of Australia's finest restaurants, Guy Turland and business partner Mark Alston started their YouTube cooking show in 2012, with only a surfboard, a camera and a camp oven, cooking food al fresco in some of Bondi's most iconic beauty spots.
When Alex Elliott-Howery and James Grant opened the doors to Cornersmith, their neighbourhood cafe on an unassuming street corner in Sydney's inner west, they wanted the food to represent the sustainable ethos they held to when cooking at home: making everything from scratch using local, in-season produce; avoiding processed foods; and pickling and preserving to reduce waste. But most importantly, they wanted to serve great-tasting, good-for-you food that everyone would love...From day one the locals flocked in, and Cornersmith has since grown to incorporate a picklery, cooking school and a produce-trading system where customers can swap home-grown produce for a coffee or a jar of pickles...This book brings together favourite dishes from the award-winning cafe, covering everything from breakfasts, lunches and dinners to desserts, as well as recipes for their most popular pickles, jams, compotes, chutneys, relishes and fermented foods. Cornersmith food is about following the seasons, not the latest fad; it's about opening your eyes to the bounty available in your own neighbourhood and showing you how best to use it...
Here is your guide to simple and traditional Asian home cooking. More than just a recipe book, it will teach you about the ingredients and techniques of the Asian kitchen for a complete understanding of how you can create authentic Asian flavours.
Each chapter in this beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed cookbook is a lesson that will improve your cooking, with practical recipes designed to try out your new skills. Adam explains the heart and soul of Asian cuisines through hundreds of tips and insights and the kind of small wisdoms passed down from generation to generation that you would never find in a recipe alone.
With his help, it won't take long for homemade Dumplings, Pad Thai, Crispy Skin Chicken, Lemongrass Beef and Green Tea Ice Cream to become your new everyday family favourites. If you love Asian food, this is the cookbook you need in your home kitchen.
In Food for Family, celebrated French-Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi visits some of Australia's most charming and stylish homes, creating delicious menus inspired by the people and place, and discovering what makes a house a home. Join Guillaume as he prepares a laidback lunch for restaurateur Justin Hemmes at his harbourside home, cooks up a Greek feast at the heritage cottage of The Apprentice's Mark Bouris, and serves a hearty winter luncheon hosted by actor Cate Blanchett in an iconic country woolshed. Guillaume then shares his own family's favourite recipes, relaxed, easy meals designed to satisfy a household of hungry children (and a busy French chef), including Crispy potato cakes with speck, garlic and thyme, Chicken risotto with peas and lemon, and Pineapple crumble. This is big-hearted, full-flavoured food, perfect for sharing with those you love. Royalties from the book will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sarah Wilson taught the world how to quit sugar in 8 weeks, then how to quit sugar for life, incorporating mindful, sustainable practices across all the pillars of real, whole wellness. Now she strips things back to the essentials, simply and deliciously. She shows us how to shop, cook and eat like we used to in the days before sugar-laced processed food hit our shelves - with ease and without waste, while honouring that deep sense of pleasure that comes from nourishing ourselves and each other. Sarah gives us the 'simplicious flow', a modern manifesto that sets out how to buy in bulk, freeze and preserve, and use leftovers with flair. She unashamedly makes scraps sexy again and elevates leftovers to the main attraction. All 306 recipes - from guilt-free sweet treats to one-pot wonders and abundance bowls brimming with nutrients - expand our knowledge of age-old kitchen processes and tend to our visceral need to be creative with food. Drawing on the latest nutrition research and kitchen hacks, this is the ultimate cooking guide for those who want sugar out of their lives and are ready to embrace the life-affirming, health-giving, planet-saving simpliciousness of real food.
Luke Nguyen's France follows acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen as he traverses the culinary landscape of France to discover the fl avours, ingredients and dishes that have infl uenced Vietnamese cooking. From the bustling streets of Paris and the historic towns of St Malo and Strasbourg, to the coastal cities of Nice and Marseilles, Luke meets the chefs and locals to hear their stories and passion for good food, and sample their regional specialities along the way. From classics to traditional recipes with a modern twist, Luke learns the secrets behind these much-loved French dishes, and discovers how their fl avours have spread to the distant corners of the globe and infl uenced the fl avours in his home country. Alongside the French recipes he encounters, Luke shares his own interpretations of French-Vietnamese fusion food: from Vietnamese steak tartare and salt and pepper squid, to crispy skin chicken with master stock and pan-fried baby sole. Filled with beautiful location and food photography throughout, and complimented with a stunning design that is signature to Luke's books, Luke Nguyen's France celebrates the fl avours of two of the world's most respected cuisines with exciting, inspired recipes.
The Nordic Cookbook offers an unprecedented look at the rich culinary offerings of the Nordic region with 700 recipes collected by the acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson. While traveling extensively throughout the Nordic countries - Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Magnus collected recipes and photographed the finished dishes, as well as the landscape and its people. This beautiful volume, richly illustrated with Magnus Nilsson's personal photography, unravels the mysteries of Nordic ingredients and introduces Nordic culinary history and cooking techniques. With Magnus as a guide, everyone can cook their favorite Nordic dishes and explore new ones, introducing you to the familiar (smoked salmon, meatballs and lingonberry jam) and less familiar (rose-hip soup, pork roasted with prunes, and juniper and honey beer) aspects of Nordic cuisine. The Nordic Cookbook joins Phaidon's Mexico the Cookbook, India, Thailand, and others as the definitive cookbook on home cooking from the Nordic countries, including Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
These days we all want to eat the kind of food that doesn't compromise on flavour or health - clean wholefoods, fresh fruit and vegetables and pasture-raised meat. But with so many diet and lifestyle choices available, and food intolerances and sensitivities on the rise, foods that work well for one person may not necessarily work well for others.
Taking a unique approach to this problem, award-winning blogger and talented cook Martyna Angell brings you The Wholesome Cook, more than 170 brand-new recipes that cater to common dietary restrictions and choices, as well as your palate. These delicious wholefood recipes all have gluten- and refined sugar-free options. Many are paleo-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and low FODMAP.
This flexibility will help you to navigate today's landscape of over-processed foods and adopt a healthy diet that works for you and those around you. Martyna draws on her background as a health coach, regular columnist for Nourish magazine and cookbook recipe writer to give you stylish recipes that turn favourite junk foods, such as pizza, nachos, burgers and cake, into healthy wholefood classics that nourish your body.
The Wholesome Cook is the go-to guide for anyone pursuing a creative approach to food and a healthy balanced lifestyle.
A classic collection of healthy and delicious plant-based recipes from the Cranks kitchen Since opening their first restaurant in 1961, Cranks have been pioneers of vegetarian cuisine and champions of organic produce. Here, celebrated writer and chef Nadine Abensur presents over 200 classic meat-free recipes from the Cranks kitchen. From pumpkin and parsley risotto to aubergines with smoked ricotta, walnut and raisin loaves, passion-fruit ice-cream and plum jam, every recipe is packed full of beautifully simple, natural ingredients that will nourish both body and soul. With advice on selecting the freshest seasonal produce, eating healthily and enjoying the experience of making mouth-watering food, this is a celebration of vegetarian cooking and an essential resource for every home.
Incorporate fermented foods into everyday eating with delicious recipes that are easily achievable at home. Chapters covering fruit and vegetables, milk, pulses, sourdough baking and drinks will introduce you to unique new flavours as well as traditional fermented vegetables such as German Sauerkraut and Korean Kimchi. Learn how to make the most delicious and useful ferments at home and then use fermented ingredients in dishes such as Persian aubergine stew, Korean pancakes, dosa and grilled miso chicken. Learn how to make sweet and savoury yogurts such as homemade Coconut Yogurt or Cardamom and Rose Yogurt Cream and not just bake bread with your sourdough, but delicious treats, such as Sourdough Chocolate Cake. Create essential pickles, sauces and chutneys with fermented vinegar that will have endless uses, fully stock any kitchen cupboard or make an excellent homemade gift.
In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: How gin is made What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is How you drink them to maximise your pleasure Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
Gin introduces the reader to the global artisan gin revolution, highlighting the spirit's history and the ways that today's craft drinks-makers have transformed the notion of what a gin can and should be. New gins are hitting the market seemingly every day. This book will help the reader make sense of this rapid expansion, and contextualize them within gin's illustrious history from the Renaissance apothecaries of Europe, to the streets of London, to the small local distilleries and cocktail bars of the United States, Canada, England, Spain, Australia and beyond. This is the first book to take a closer look at the emerging new categories of gin and to place it within context alongside the old guard. It includes profiles of key players in the distilling world and hundreds of ideas for how to drink gin, wether it is as a cocktail, in a classic gin & tonic or neat, or as an aperitif or liqueur.
Gennaro shows that good family cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you're looking for a soup, a salad, a quick pasta dish, a slow-cooked Sunday lunch or something for a special occasion, this book has the recipes for you. Everyday dishes such as Trofie pasta with green beans and basil, Ricotta dumplings and Beetroot salad sit alongside special occasion meals such as Rack of lamb with artichokes, Roast chicken with lemon and herbs and Homemade ravioli. There are dishes for all ages, with plenty of recipes for kids, including pizzas and simple pasta dishes, and lots of ideas for getting the children involved with the cooking. Gorgeous desserts such as Summer fruit jellies, Coffee meringues and a delicious trifle, and traditional Italian preserves such as Preserved peaches and Small filled peppers make this book irresistible.
Christmas is Maggie Beer's favourite time of year, a time for everything she loves - for hugs from the grandchildren, for giving, and for creating special memories. But most of all, it is a time for family and friends to gather around a table groaning with delicious food. With her hallmark generosity and warmth, Maggie invites you to join her Christmas celebrations in South Australia's beautiful Barossa Valley. From roasting the perfect turkey and transforming leftovers into fabulous meals, to turning ripe summer fruits into luscious desserts and creating a glamorous formal dinner to welcome in the New Year in style, Maggie shares her most cherished recipes. With plenty of advice for stress-free entertaining, Maggie shows you how to celebrate this special time of year with panache and joy. 'I have never lost the excitement of Christmas and all it entails. From my earliest memories, it's always been about celebrating the season and the pleasures of a bountiful table with family and friends. In sharing the recipes and rituals that make this such a special time of year for me, I hope to inspire you to create your own traditions.'
Calabrian-born Francesco Mazzei is one of the great Italian chefs working in Britain today. Francesco appears regularly on Saturday Kitchen, MasterChef and he hosted the MasterChef celebrity final at his restaurant L'Anima in 2014.
Francesco Mazzei hails from Calabria - the toe on Italy's boot and the region noted for producing n'duja (a spicy, spreadable pork sausage). Like n'duja, Mazzei has come to prominence in the last few years impressing fellow chefs, bloggers and critics alike. From making ice cream at his uncle's gelateria at the age of nine to working at London's prestigious Dorchester Hotel and on the pastry sections at Hakkasan and Yautcha, Mazzei has led a varied career that has straddled Rome, Edinburgh, London, Bangkok (where he opened an Italian restaurant at the Royal Sporting Club) and Calabria.
He opened L'Anima in 2008, which has since become one of the leading lights of London's collection of Italian restaurants. Signature dishes at L'Anima - such as Charcoal scallops with n'duja and salsa verde and Spit roast leg of lamb with cannellini beans and black cabbage - offer prime examples of a style that marries rustic Calabrian flavours with Modern European precision.
Eleanor's unique approach to food styling and photography showcases the simplicity of her food in a natural, down-to-earth style that is fresh and inspiring. As the creator of the hugely successful blog Petite Kitchen, she willingly confesses to being hopelessly in love with every aspect of food: where it comes from, how it's grown, its health benefits and how to make it taste amazing.
In her second book, Eleanor presents over 100 wonderfully simple, nourishing and wholesome recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family. She takes some classic family favourites and adds her own wholesome, creative twist, keeping it really simple, and using plenty of herbs and aromatic flavours for scrumptious taste combinations.
The five chapters of this, her second recipe book, take you through the day - from healthy, satisfying breakfasts like Brilliantly rustic seed and nut loaf, Sweet almond crepes with ricotta and honey-grilled stone fruit, Delicate chamomile muffins, Omelette with gruyere, red onion and fig jam; through to lunch box stars Crispy almond-coated chicken nuggets with homemade tomato sauce, Simple savoury muffins, Incredible vegan choc chunk cookies; family suppers of Jamaican jerk chicken, Quinoa pilaf with peas, mint and parmesan and after-dinner treats of Raw fig tarts with milk chocolate ganache, Salted banana butter caramel mousse.
Each recipe contains unprocessed, natural ingredients, and has very few steps, resulting in dishes that are uncomplicated, quick to prepare, yet delightfully delicious...
Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world.
Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country.
Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts-notably historical, cultural, and scientific-and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.
Cook healthful paleo meals without sacrificing any of the flavor with this authentic and easy-to-follow Italian cookbook.
The best things in life are simple. For instance: eat well to look and feel fabulous! If you're eager to integrate a gluten free or Paleo diet with your lifestyle, you'll find it's a snap to combine your nutrition goals with the primal powerhouse of Italian flavors. Cookbook author and food blogger Cindy Barbieri discovered that she didn't have to reject her love of authentic Italian food when she decided to follow the Paleo approach to family dining. To her delight, she found that many of her favorite authentic Italian dishes are already Paleo. And those that aren't inherently Paleo can be converted with a few simple and healthful alterations - all without sacrificing the delicious flavors that she fell in love with as a child. Cindy's husband and kids enthusiastically embraced her nutritious and gluten-free Italian soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts - and your family will too!
In Paleo Italian Cooking, Cindy shows you how to prepare authentic yet contemporary family-style Paleo Italian meals like: Flank Steak with Salsa Verde, Chicken Scaloppine in Lemon-Caper SaucePistachio-Crusted Cod with Roasted Pepper Sauce Pan-Roasted Garlic-Sage Quailand many other healthful dishes inspired by her Nana's Italian kitchen.
Lose weight and achieve a maximum level of health without tedious calorie counting, purchasing expensive-but-bland prepared diet foods or skimping on the satisfying meals you crave. Simply by avoiding grains, legumes and pasteurized dairy, you'll be able to trim down while filling up. Look and feel great while indulging your passion for Italian food!
Creating a unique cake for someone you love or for a treasured friend is an unbeatable way to show how much you care. These cakes will be the highlight of significant events such as christenings, engagements, weddings and anniversaries, as well as birthdays - and occasions held to simply mark the importance of a special relationship. The projects are designed for the beginner through to the more experienced cake decorator, with shapes that are simple to master. Planet Cake Love and Friendship features approximately 30 romantic cake decorating designs, ranging from traditional with a twist to very contemporary in style. From recipes for base cakes, to techniques for applying ganache and fondant, through to methods for creating beautiful figurines, Paris Cutler presents ideas and information aplenty to help you create a cake perfectly tailored to delight the person you care about.
100 recipes that can be cooked in under 30 minutes from the world's most trusted and bestselling Italian cookbook.
This is the latest title in Phaidon's bestselling Silver Spoon series presenting over 100 recipes all of which can be made in 30 minutes or less. The recipes have been collected from the bestselling book on authentic Italian cooking, The Silver Spoon which has sold over 1 million copies.
Each recipe has been thoroughly tested and is aimed at home cooks of all experience levels. Cooks of all levels can master such classics as spaghetti alle vongole, risotto Milanese, fritto misto and tiramisu. Its flexi-bound format packages its iconic recipes into a practical, easy to use package that will become a staple of any kitchen.
- Simple, fast recipes from the bestselling Italian cookbook of all time
- Over 100 recipes from the world's most popular cuisine
- Every recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less and is suitable for cooks of all levels
- Each recipe has been thoroughly tested and is accompanied by a beautiful photograph
- This is the cookbook to make the daily family meal easy and delicious in less than half an hour
Tea is a plant with many beneficial qualities for one's health and spirit. In fact, the long life span of people in China has been associated with the population's regular intake of green tea. Healthier than coffee and with a positively stimulating or relaxing effect - according to the length of boiling time - the vitamins and flavonoids in this infusion are not only healthy, but also help in fighting free radicals. Tea promotes creativity, harmony, and internal balance. This heavily illustrated book is the most complete guide to this Oriental treasure, which millions of Westerners also enjoy. In addition to valuable advice about its preparation, the pages include: The history of tea and its main varieties; A complete guide for tea gourmets; Its curative and rejuvenating properties; The Japanese tea ceremony, step by step; The tea oracle: how to read the leaves; Over 60 recipes, including sangria tea, fajitas with tofu macerated in green tea, and many more!
This book tells you everything you need to know about how to have a good time eating and drinking. It's about food that's fun, that's designed to share, and in many cases designed to be enjoyed with a tropical drink in one hand. There are recipes for more than 100 dishes and drinks in chapters including Talking Taco, Couch Cruising (meals for your next big night in), Pick it Up and Eat It (snacks, starters and share plates), Fancy Schmancy (restaurant-style mains to impress), You Can Win Friends With Salad, 3 PM Breakfast (the most important meal of the day... any time of the day) and Sweet Thangs. Fascinating features you won't find in any other cookbook include a 'World of Schnitzels' map and '50 Shades of Beige Baby!', a dude food photomontage.
Question: How the hell are you supposed to eat healthily when you hang around with a bunch of a***holes who don't care what they shove in their faces? Answer: You make a kick-ass plant-based dish from Thug Kitchen: The Party Grub Guide. Featuring over 100 recipes for parties of any kind; from appetizers like Deviled Chickpea Bites to main events like Mexican Lasagna, The Party Grub Guide is here to make sure you are equipped with dishes to bring the flavour without the side of fat, calories, and guilt. Also included are cocktail recipes, because sometimes these parties need a pick-me-up of the liquid variety. Thug Kitchen was an instant internet phenomenon when they launched their foul-mouthed site in 2012 and their book has been a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list since the week it was published. Their fans can't get enough of their give no f*cks attitude and delicious recipes. And we say give the people what they want: exciting healthy, vegan food with easy-to-follow directions and damn entertaining commentary.
In Turkish Delights John Gregory-Smith brings his passion for Turkey and its food to your kitchen. He celebrates the best of the country's traditional food with 100 regional dishes, giving each one his simple, modern spin. Forget greasy late-night doner kebabs, John offers the Iskender kebab from the city of Bursa in Northwest Turkey, filled with finely sliced tender lamb, hot tomato and garlic sauce and yogurt. Other tempting dishes include the Ilgin Beef Kofta (pepper and parsley spiked beef from the Central Anatolian region) or his Ottoman-inspired Stuffed Pepper Dolma. With chapters on Breakfast, Meze, Pide and Kofta, Kebabs, Salads, Meat,Seafood, Vegetables and Desserts and Drinks, it is crammed full of exciting flavours and inspiring ideas.
Professional chefs, wannabe farmers and flavour seekers, Darren Roberston and Mark LaBrooy are passionate about growing, sourcing and making their own food. In this quirky and fresh take on cooking with wholefoods, Mark and Darren share more than 80 delicious recipes, based around whole grains, free-range meat, sustainable seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit, and nuts and seeds. All of their dishes are bursting with flavour, colour and goodness. The book also features a series of how-to sections, showing you how easy it is to create your own basics from scratch. Learn how to make yoghurt, flavoured vinegars and salts, smoked salmon, beef jerky and fermented veggies such as sauerkraut and kimchi. There's a comprehensive user's guide to grains, nuts and seeds, as well as sections on cooking with spices (you can't beat a good curry night!), using secondary cuts of meat in your recipes, simple ways to cook whole fish, preserving foods, cold-pressed juices etc.
For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today house plants are once again experiencing a revival. Author Bree Claffey of Mr Kitly journeys into the worlds of fellow plant lovers to explore the enduring attraction of house plants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, house plants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms. More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity and as this book celebrates, house plants are a way of life.
Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day. Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard.
From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise. Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, this book has all you need to create a refuge for birds - and so preserve Australia's amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.
The gardens of Oxford's thirty or so colleges are surprisingly varied in style, age and size, ranging from the ancient mound in the middle of New College to the fine modernist design which is St Catherine's. The eighteenth-century landscape school is represented in the magnificent acreage of Worcester, while the twentieth-century vogue for rock gardening is reflected at St John's. Founded in 1621, the university's Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Britain, holds one of the most diverse plant collections in the world, and has been a source of inspiration for writers from Lewis Carroll to Philip Pullman. From the bijou corners of Corpus Christi to the wide open lawns of Trinity, Oxford's gardens are full of surprises and hidden corners - not least the fellows' or masters' gardens, which are usually kept resolutely private, but can be enjoyed here. In this book Tim Richardson's elegant, authoritative analysis combines with Andrew Lawson's glorious photographs to reveal the full interest and charm of Oxford's college gardens.
Plants and gardens have always been a cornerstone of all major world religions and belief systems. The Fields of Reeds in Ancient Egypt, Eden in Christianity, the Isles of the Immortals in China and the Pure Land in Buddhist Japan are just some of the divine gardens promised to the faithful or earthly paradises imbued with symbolism and ritual. And in all religions plants have their own religious meanings and associations, ceremonial or ritualistic purpose and use. Taking a global perspective and with a chronology of over 5000 years, Paradise Gardens examines, explores and interprets seventeen belief systems grouped into five themed sections. Each chapter will feature an especially significant earthly paradise and through this one garden will explore the wider religio-symbolic use of gardens and plants within the belief system. Dr Musgrave is able to explore and explain these gardens both within their religious framework but also within the wider contexts of garden history and the prevailing zeitgeist.
Japanese gardens (niwa) are the distinctive Japanese landscape category, which derives from the aesthetic and philosophical ideas in the east, and closely relate to local religious and cultural rituals. Represented by the dry gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens, Japanese gardens are designed as the miniaturisation and abstraction of natural landscape, taking the naturalistic approach to draw the garden space into certain spiritual field. Japanese garden design is also open to modern design adaptations. For landscape designers, the study of Japanese gardens provides both classical reviews as research reference and novel landscape elements which could be taken into modern landscape design practice. This book collects remarkable Japanese garden design projects, which might inspire the designers for more discoveries and creations.