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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 2015 Edition

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 2015 Edition

James Halliday

$39.95

The James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 is the number one bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia.

Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2015 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information. Halliday shares his extensive knowledge via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating.

Halliday provides important details on wineries - including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses - in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers.
Australian Wine Vintages 2015

Australian Wine Vintages 2015

Robert Geddes

$34.95

Each year Rob and his tasting panel highlight the best wines while providing winery ratings, and expert's star ratings for each wine. In addition to the wine and wineries review section, the best wines conveniently appear in the Top 100 wine list for the year's most outstanding wines and the Gold Star wine list for wines that consistently perform their best vintage after vintage. This year you will experience the taste of place of 17 new wineries and over 35 new wines of the highest quality.
Burgers

Burgers

Paul Gayler

$19.99

The burger's timeless appeal lies in its simplicity. A well-made burger can transcend the sum of its parts to become truly sublime. Paul Gayler, Executive Chef at The Lanesborough Hotel London, has turned it into a gourmet treat. Sweeping away the enduring perception of burgers as merely a fast-food staple, Paul Gayler allows everyone to bring gourmet cooking into their own kitchen - whether for a sophisticated dinner party or a low-key barbecue.

With its iconic status assured for more than a century as America's staple convenience food, the burger has been enjoying a healthy revival of late - thanks to its mainstay of a few quality ingredients, cooked quickly and served up as fresh as can be. A succulent home-made burger makes the perfect meal: nutritious, filling and portable, it combines a host of flavours that tantalise the taste buds. In this serving of Burgers, Paul Gayler presents his favourite 25 burger recipes. As well as the expected Ultimate burger with 'the works', there's a wealth of delicious and imaginative offerings.

For carnivores, there's an eclectic mix and not just beef: choose, for instance, from a Caribbean pork burger, Smoked chicken cobb burger, Tandoori lamb burger or Turkey BLT burger stack. Vegetarians and fish eaters can enjoy a Feta club burger, Southwest red bean burger, Lebanese kibbeh burger or Jumbo prawn burger, among others. There really is a burger for everyone. And where's a burger without some accompanying fries and sides? All the sides - from classic slaw and ultimate fries to basic mayo and Tabasco ketchup, and much more in terms of relishes, pickles and sauces - are handily grouped together at the back of the book.
Grilling - Indoors and Out

Grilling - Indoors and Out

Rachael Lane

$39.95

Featuring more than 200 sizzling recipes for everything from steak, hamburgers and sausages to chicken, seafood and pizza. Includes all the classics as well as a host of new dishes inspired by cuisines from around the globe. Also includes details about equipment and techniques for both indoor & outdoor grilling.
The HappyCow Cookbook: Recipes from Top-Rated Vegan Restaurants around the World

The HappyCow Cookbook: Recipes from Top-Rated Vegan Restaurants around the World

Eric Brent ,  Glen Merzer

$24.99

Sample amazing vegan dishes from around the world-right in your own kitchen. HappyCow.com helps millions of people everywhere find delicious vegan and vegetarian cuisine across the globe through the site's extensive database of restaurants and reviews. Now, Eric Brent, creator of HappyCow, and Glen Merzer, coauthor of Better Than Vegan and Food Over Medicine, bring the HappyCow concept home with a collection of nutritious and delicious dishes from top-rated vegan restaurants around the world. Featuring recipes from many of the world's finest and most popular vegan restaurants, The HappyCow Cookbook shares the history and evolution of each restaurant, provides Q&As with the owners, and teaches you how to make some of their mouthwatering dishes. With entrees like Blackbird Pizzeria's Nacho Pizza, desserts such as Sublime Restaurant's Apple Crumble Pie a la Mode, and drinks such as El Piano's Granada Chai tea, HappyCow fans and newcomers alike will enjoy a selection of international gourmet vegan fare from the comfort of their own kitchens. The HappyCow Cookbook is a must-have guide for vegetarians, vegans, and those who simply want to experience some of the most delicious and healthy food on the planet.
Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East

Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East

Itamar Srulovich ,  Sarit Packer

$49.99

Best Newcomer in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. This is our food, this is our restaurant - fresh fruit and vegetables, wild honey, big bunches of herbs, crunchy salads, smoky lamb, bread straight from the oven, old-fashioned stews, Middle Eastern traditions, falafel, dips, and plenty of tahini on everything. Squeeze in, grab a chair, ignore or enjoy the noise, the buzz, and tuck in. Leave room for dessert - cheesecake, a marzipan cookie with a Turkish coffee. Let us look after you - welcome to Honey & Co.
How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto

How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto

Eric Asimov

$19.99

For many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery as arcane as quantum physics, and with so many varieties, it's difficult to know what to choose. As New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov argues, that puzzling uncertainty often prevents people from buying and ordering wine, depriving them of an exquisite, deeply satisfying experience. In How to Love Wine, Asimov examines why the American wine culture produces such feelings of anxiety and suggests how readers can overcome their fears and develop a sense of discovery and wonder as they explore the diversity and complexity of the world of wine. With warmth, candor, and intelligent authority, Asimov interweaves his professional knowledge and insights with engaging personal stories of his love affair with wine, a lifelong passion that began when he was a graduate student on a budget. In a direct, down-to-earth manner, Asimov discusses favorite vineyards, wine's singular personalities, the tyranny of tasting notes -those meaningless, over-written wine descriptions that often pass for criticism today-and current wine issues. Throughout, he incorporates in-depth discussions of beautiful wines, both easy to find and rare, and pays special attention to those that have been particularly meaningful to him. Thought-provoking and enjoyable, How to Love Wine will help diminish readers' anxiety, bolster their confidence, and transform them into true wine lovers.
Nigella Summer: Easy Cooking, Easy Eating (Nigella Collection)

Nigella Summer: Easy Cooking, Easy Eating (Nigella Collection)

Nigella Lawson

$49.99

'The sweetness of new potatoes, fresh peas, broad beans and the grassy herbalness of asparagus make you almost want to skip with summeriness.' Warm, witty and gloriously indulgent, this is the delectable summer classic from Nigella Lawson ( Queen of the Kitchen. (Observer Food Monthly)). Full of irresistible summer recipes, Nigella Summer brings the warmth of a sunny afternoon into your kitchen, all year round. You can create delicious family meals and delectable outdoor dinners with Italian recipes, Greek feasts, Moroccan roasts, Mauritian curries and a wide range of luxurious puddings and ice-creams. With luscious photography, easy recipes, witty food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family. Features: First course - from simple soups and appetisers to pasta recipes and summery salads; Second course - melt-in-the-mouth fish dishes, meat ideas from roasts to kebabs, chicken recipes and a wide range of side dishes and vegetables; Puddings - indulgent chocolate desserts, pavlovas and cheesecakes, crumble, ice-cream and more...; and Drinks - cocktail recipes for those lazy summer evenings.
Nina St Tropez: Recipes from the South of France

Nina St Tropez: Recipes from the South of France

Nina Parker

$45.00

Bringing to life another side of St Tropez and the legendary Cote d'Azur, Nina shows us a place where cooking has brought people together for generations and creates recipes inspired by locals, places and stories from her childhood here. She explores the real St Tropez and the surrounding area through its secret, scenic walks, eccentric bric-a-brac markets, vineyards and bustling communities of artists and fishermen. Oozing with charm and filled with classic French recipes for gourmet breakfasts, picnics, lunchtime snacks and dinner parties to impress, NINA ST TROPEZ represents family cooking from across the south of France - with that added splash of St Tropez elegance and glamour that's intrigued people for decades. Nina Parker has a passion for food. After university, she joined the team at L'Anima, London as a commis chef and fell in love with their style of cooking that uses fresh Italian ingredients with a rustic touch. She has spent time in some fantastic kitchens: from The Dorchester for Alain Ducasse, Tom Aikens, The Ledbury, to the unrivalled Senequier Bakery in St Tropez. Whilst working as chef for Bocca di Lupo's Gelupo in Soho, they won TIME OUT's 'best gelateria'. In 2012 she launched her own catering company NINA, dedicated to bringing a taste of her childhood to the heart of London and beyond.
Our Sweet Kitchen: Cakes with an Asian Flair

Our Sweet Kitchen: Cakes with an Asian Flair

Chi Anh Dao ,  Hoang Anh Nguyen

$32.99

A labour of love and transcontinental collaboration between two good friends, 'Our Sweet Kitchen' gathers 50 classic cake recipes from cupcakes to pound cakes - all brought to you from the comforts of their home kitchens. Together, this dynamic baking duo takes on iconic bakes, incorporating exotic spices and tropical fruits to create treats that are comforting and indulgent with just a touch of the East. The idea of writing a book like this one came to each individually before they met and became friends through their blogs: an idea to put together a record of sweet recipes that they had come to cherish over the years. They hope to inspire women like themselves, busy women without the benefit of generations of inherited baking wisdom, to roll up their sleeves and start baking simple and delicious treats. The philosophy behind the recipes included in' Our Sweet Kitchen' is "simple with style". There is a deep respect for natural ingredients, with inspiration gleaned from seasonal and local produce. All the recipes in this book use natural ingredients, skipping colourings and flavourings in favour of the real deal.
Rachel Khoo's Sweet and Savoury Pates

Rachel Khoo's Sweet and Savoury Pates

Rachel Khoo

$35.00

From her tiny kitchen in Paris, Rachel Khoo has revolutionised the way we think about French food with her bestselling book and TV series, THE LITTLE PARIS KITCHEN. In SWEET & SAVOURY PATES, Rachel brings her innovative blend of creativity and style to the home kitchen to show you how to make a variety of spreads to serve as a snack or a main course. From a nutty pate, fruit curd and lots of clever ideas for chocolate and caramel, this unique collection of recipes provides the homemade, healthy alternative to all of your favourite spreads.
Fish & Shellfish

Fish & Shellfish

Rick Stein

$49.99

Rick Stein's lifelong passion for cooking fish and shellfish has formed the foundation of his award-winning restaurants and taken him around the world, discovering innovative new recipes, exciting ingredients and the best preparation techniques.

In this completely revised, updated and re-designed edition - including brand new recipes - of his classic Seafood, Rick offers comprehensive and inspirational how-to's for choosing, cooking and enjoying fish, shellfish and more.

It includes a step-by-step guide to over 60 essential techniques to prepare all types of seafood: from poaching and salting fish to cleaning mussels and cooking lobster. Based on the methods taught at his Padstow seafood school, every step of Rick's advice is illustrated with full-colour photographs for perfect results.

Over 120 recipes from across the world include light salads, delicious starters and spectacular main courses - from Monkfish Vindaloo and Rick's own version of Salt and Pepper Squid to deliciously simple classics like Grilled Sardines and Clams with Garlic and Nut Picada.

Complete with tips on buying, storing and sourcing sustainable fish, Rick Stein's Fish and Shellfish is the essential companion for any fish-lover's kitchen.
Wisdom for Home Brewers

Wisdom for Home Brewers

Ted Bruning & Nigel Sadler

$29.95

In Wisdom for Home Brewers, a collection of 500 brewing tips plus basic recipes for different kinds of beer, Ted & Nigel combines practical instruction for beginners with more detailed, obscure, and even a little surprising information for those who’ve been at it for years.

Tips are divided into ten chapters covering everything from equipment and ingredients to troubleshooting and storage.

The tips are accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required, and a series of specially commissioned linocut prints by printmaker Melvyn Evans completes the charming package.
           
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