Becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to not worry about some of the needlessly complicated stuff the experts have been telling you.
From lessons on drinking and buying, to storing and sharing, The New Wine Rules guides you through the world of wine with concise and accessible hacks from one of the world's leading wine writers. Learn why you should smell the cork, and how it really does tell you something, and why a wine's price rarely reflects its quality.
Fun and informative, this beautifully illustrated book is the ultimate gift for all wine lovers.
Afternoon tea just got a makeover.
With her signature mohawk and rockstar personality, Anna Polyviou (aka the Punk Princess of Pastry) is all about breaking the rules, turning the world of high-end patisserie into a high-energy, interactive party experience.
In Sweet Street, Anna brings her world-class training, techniques and flavours into your kitchen. Her recipes will tempt you to grab a bowl and spoon, gather some delicious ingredients and whip up a sweet treat, whether it's a classic with a modern twist, a new take on afternoon tea or a knockout dessert to wow your guests. Home cooks of all levels will find expert tips, encouragement and bucket loads of ideas, from quick and easy treats like Cheat's Trifle and Cherry on Top to challenging show stoppers such as Anna's Mess, Carrot Cake and Anna's Tower of Terror.
Packed with inspiration, Sweet Street will show you just how easy spectacular cooking can be.
A ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science: Freakonomics for food 'Popular science at its best' - Daniel Levitin Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three?
Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice?
How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home?
These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways, and reveals the importance of all the 'off-the-plate' elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more. Whether dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience. Mealtimes will genuinely never be the same again.
Described by Stephanie Alexander as Margaret Fulton's major work, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook is now being re-released as a 50th anniversary celebratory edition.
More than anyone else, Margaret Fulton has been credited as the woman who taught Australians how to cook. Hundreds of thousands of readers have discovered that it is not only Margaret Fulton's ability to cook, but her talent in imparting her technique and knowledge to others that makes her such a trusted and authoritative kitchen companion.
Recently revised and updated, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook features much-loved classics as well as a host of contemporary recipes that will entice the next generation of cooks and readers. This 50th anniversary edition is a book to treasure. It contains chapters that deal with fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, soups, salads, pasta and rice, desserts and cakes. Both the beginner and the gourmet cook will find recipes especially marked for them: all recipes have been coded according to the degree of difficulty involved and the time it takes to cook the dishes. Useful cookery hints are included on every page and line illustrations will lead readers step by step through techniques.
"This is a book about feeding children, but these recipes are for adults too. I don't think there should be any sharp distinctions between `baby food', `children's food' and `grown-up food'. It's a spectrum the whole family can be on, the food each person eats becoming a little more sophisticated and seasoned as they mature."
Nikki Duffy brings the River Cottage ethos to feeding children, and shows that it's never too early to involve the youngest family members in mealtimes. Her delicious seasonal purees and simple, wholesome recipes put the needs and wants of babies and toddlers first, whilst offering up dishes that will delight adults too. With clear advice on nutrition and weaning, The River Cottage Baby & Toddler Cookbook is the perfect starting point for your child's great food adventure.
Start the day with breakfasts like blueberry pancakes, apple muesli or eggy bread, followed by simple and delicious meals like fishcakes, meatballs, shepherd's pie, home-made pizza, falafel, mackerel pate, pea risotto or roasted fish with tomato sauce. Nice little puddings include baby baked apples with chocolate, rhubarb crumble and a classic rice pudding. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, this book will put real food on the table for the whole family to share.
Following on from the success of Bowls of Goodness, Nina moves from casual bowl food to celebrating in style. This joyful book focuses on delicious festive vegetable dishes that are easy to make. The recipes are driven by modern plant-based cooking inspired by kitchens from around the world: with Mediterranean, Asian, Northern European and Middle Eastern flavours.
Chapters include Small Bites, Celebration Salads, Midsummer, Midwinter and Al Fresco, Plated, Hearty Meals and Sweet Endings. This is food for relaxed parties with a pick-and-mix attitude, but there are also stand-out dishes to feed the whole party and more fine-dining plates for dinner parties. And Nina gives handy tips on creating a balanced meal, cooking recipes in advance and how to make recipes vegan and dairy-free.
Recipes include a Smorgasbord, Summer Rolls, Herbed Lentil, Beetroot and Feta Salad, Golden Kerala Curry and Midsummer Dream Cake. Nina makes vegetarian cooking fun and sociable - the recipes, in themselves, are worth celebrating!
Cookery to me is about history and connection, but to remain vibrant, a cuisine must also evolve.' Thus author Rawia Bishara explains her approach in this book.
She believes one of the greatest assets of Middle Eastern cuisine is its inherent fluidity, its remarkable capacity to adapt and transform over time. In Levant, she offers more than 100 recipes that represent a new modern style. These are the very best of the dishes she has developed over the last twenty years in her New York City restaurant for the contemporary palate. Relying on a traditional pantry (including olive oil, tahini, za'atar, sumac), she updates classic flavour profiles to dazzling effect.
The Mediterranean diet has always been a healthy one, with so many of what we now call, superfoods' at its base. But here Rawia takes it a step further by focusing on dishes that are naturally vegetarian or vegan and gluten-free, as well as meat dishes where vegetables take the leading role. These recipes represent the way more and more people eat and cook today. Among them are Cauliflower, Steak' with Pomegranate Molasses, Roasted Beetroot Hummus, Jerusalem Artichoke and Beef Stew, Peppers with Walnut Stuffing and Freekeh and Butternut Squash Salad. Levant explores the sensational cross-cultural possibilities of culinary exchange; it sets the path for the future of Middle Eastern cooking.
From the unpretentious and intimate bistros of Paris and the classic bouchons of Lyons, the carefully selected recipes featured here are the most popular recipes from Alain Ducasse's own series of critically acclaimed bistrot-style restaurants.
Aimed at anyone who has aspired to haute cuisine but has been scared off by its technical intricacies and reputation for heaviness, the recipes contained in this charming, contemporary looking volume are based on traditional, regional French dishes inspired by local agriculture and terroir, but with Ducasse's signature treatment bringing them up date for the 21st century with contemporary twists and an eye toward healthier eating. These recipes demonstrate that simple ingredients, simply prepared, can give a result as good as using ingredients that are heavier or more expensive. Rooted in the history of French regional cooking and drawn from his restaurants Aux Lyonnais (in Paris), Benoit (in Paris, New York, and Tokyo), and Allard (in Paris), the 110 convivial and classic French bistro recipes include: oeuf cocotte, pate en croute, blanquette de veau fermier, mousse au chocolat and of course the classic dessert poire belle-Helene.
This volume on bistro cooking invites the reader on a journey to the heart of France's traditional and popular cuisine - replete with charm and authenticity - and is nothing less than a celebration of France's culinary heritage updated and refreshed for the 21st century.
Why would you make your own sausages, cure your own ham, pickle your own fish or preserve your own vegetables? It's quite simple, really: because it tastes better. This book has a two-fold approach. Firstly it celebrates the artisan process in making items you'd typically find in your local deli - from cheese and cream to cured and smoked meats to pickled fish and vegetables. And secondly it provides simple, delicious recipes where those ingredients (which you can buy from your local deli, if you don't want to make them yourself) are the stars of simple, rustic, flavoursome dishes. This beautifully photographed book celebrates the way we used to cook and food how it used to taste.
Of course, nachos are good - even the most basic assemblage of corn-flavoured cardboard and bright orange oozy cheese is tasty - but nachos, in fact, can be great. The greatest snackfood ever known, in fact. Author Jack Campbell makes the case that nachos can - and should - be enjoyed every week of the year. Throw out all notions of `junk food' and embrace the oozy, crunchy deliciousness of nachos.
Here you'll find 52 of the best nacho recipes using a variety of bases including corn chips, sweet potatoes, chunky fries and tater tots (aka `Totchos') and diverse and delicious toppings including pulled pork, beer braised beef, cola chicken and smoky black beans. And - for good measure - you'll find a bunch of breakfast and dessert nachos too! S'mores Nachos anyone?
Get on board The Nacho Manifesto and you'll be swearing by it in no time at all!
A quirky, beautifully photographed collection of delicious and creative Nordic baking recipes inspired by nature.
From the Danish concept of hygge (or "coziness") to the Swedish fika (or "coffee break"), when it comes to enjoying the good things in life, the Nordic countries tend to know best. And dessert, Bakeland reveals, is no exception.
Written by Marit Hovland, the Norse graphic designer, baker, and photographer behind the popular Instagram account and blog Borrow My Eyes, this gorgeous recipe book is a remarkably innovative homage to the beauty of the world around us that will delight lovers of baking, crafting, nature, and all things Scandinavian.
With fifty tempting dessert recipes and 140 stunning color photographs, Bakeland is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. Focusing on purity, season, and quality, Hovland offers a sweet, playful approach to the New Nordic cuisine trend made popular by chefs like Magnus Nilsson. Her belief that "inspiration can be found everywhere" shines through in each of her culinary creations, which replicate the most striking aspects of the natural world. From chocolate sea to pinecone-shaped gingersnaps, Bakeland takes readers on an artful, tasty trip through nature in Norway, season by season.
Better yet, each recipe is detailed, precise, and easy to follow, with no special equipment required. With step-by-step illustrated instructions and an emphasis on simplicity, Hovland's approach to baking is as accessible as it is delectable.
Colorful and hardy succulents meet the simple principles of Japanese Bonsai and Ikebana in this unique guide to container gardening. Inexpensive projects presented along with the spare aesthetic of Japanese design will appeal to everyone from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to gardeners. Stylish Succulents approaches container gardens as an art form ranging from low-key to lush. Trendy and low-maintenance succulents come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures as do containers making each project one-of-a-kind. Projects are carefully explained and include step-by-step photo instructions.
Learn how to:
* Choose colors, shapes, and textures to fit your personal space
* Utilize wall spaces with simple planters and dramatic hanging gardens
* Make a succulent wreath
* Create thoughtful and inexpensive gifts