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Around the World in 80 Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori

$35.00
Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.

In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water.

Each of these strange and true tales - populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts - is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.
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The Breakfast Bible

The Breakfast Bible

Williams-Sonoma

$24.99
With more than 100 recipes covering every part of the morning meal—from eggs and bacon to fruits and grains, breads and pastries, healthful bowls, griddle cakes, morning beverages and more, there are plenty of options to wake up your day!

When the first decision of your day is what to have for breakfast, the easy recipes and inspired ideas provided in The Breakfast Bible will make your choice an effortless one. With more than 100 recipes covering every part of the morning meal—from eggs and bacon to fruits and grains, breads and pastries, healthful bowls, griddle cakes, morning beverages, and more—there are plenty of options to wake up your day

 Featuring a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary breakfast recipes, easy-to-customize options for morning favorites, simple tips and techniques, and gluten-free alternatives, The Breakfast Bible has everything you need to prepare the most important meal of the day. Whether you want to host a weekend brunch with a DIY Bloody Mary bar, treat someone to breakfast in bed with homemade waffles, or take something to go, there’s a  for everyone in this diverse recipe collection.

Additional recipes include:

    Orange Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding
    Raspberry Lemon Muffins
    Almond Streusel
    Egg-topped Asian Noodle Bowl
    Mediterranean Strata
    Honey Butter
    Fingerling Potato
    Green Onion
    Bacon & Rosemary Frittata
    Smoked Salmon
    Crème Fraiche & Chive Scrambled Eggs
    Classic Buttermilk Pancakes
    Buckwheat Crepes
    Banana
    Almond Butter
    Date & Cinnamon Protein Shake
    Maple Pecan Coconut Granola
    Breakfast Yogurt Parfaits and many more!
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The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook

The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook

Pushpesh Pant ,  Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton

$49.95
Fresh, delicious, easy Indian vegetarian dishes from the author of Phaidon's global bestseller, India: The Cookbook Vegetables are an integral part of Indian cuisine - and this collection of 150 healthy and approachable vegetarian recipes showcases an array of delicious breakfasts and drinks, salads, vegetables and legumes, grains, and desserts. Drawing inspiration from India's myriad regions and culinary traditions, Pushpesh Pant simplifies this hugely popular cuisine with easily achievable, nourishing, and authentic dishes so tasty and satisfying that they are suitable for vegetarians, meat-eaters, and those simply wishing to reduce the amount of meat in their diet.
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Cuba: The Cookbook

Cuba: The Cookbook

Madelaine Vazquez Galvez ,  Imogene Tondre

$59.95
A unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba, reflecting the island's remarkable culinary diversity Cuban food is known worldwide for its blend of bright colours and intense flavors, and Cuba: The Cookbook is the first book to celebrate and document comprehensively its cuisine and contemporary food culture. Collected by those who best know the entire Cuban culinary landscape, the 350 home-cooking recipes in this compendium explore the country's myriad traditions and influences - from Spanish to Soviet to Chinese - through recipes for appetizers, rice dishes, fish, meat, vegetables, egg dishes, desserts, and more.
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Casablanca: My Moroccan Food

Casablanca: My Moroccan Food

Nargisse Benkabbou

$39.99
Simple and inviting recipes that blend traditional Moroccan cuisine with a fresh, contemporary approach.

OBSERVER RISING STAR IN FOOD 2018

Morocco is one of the top destinations in the world. This beautiful North African country lies on the border of Europe and the rest of the Arab world, drawing people in with its colourful souks, vibrant landscapes, cheerful hospitality and, most importantly, the food.

CASABLANCA is the exciting debut from Moroccan chef Nargisse Benkabbou. This book features recipes for simple and satisfying dishes such as Artichoke, baby potato & preserved lemon tagine, Sticky ras el hanout & peach short ribs and Buttermilk chicken kebabs. Also featured are tasty western classics with a unique Moroccan twist: try your hand at Orange blossom, beetroot & goats' cheese galette, Roasted almond & rainbow couscous stuffed poussin and Moroccan mint tea infused chocolate pots.
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National Trust Book of Afternoon Tea

National Trust Book of Afternoon Tea

Laura Mason

$19.99
From cucumber sandwiches to jam and scones, this comprehensive cookery book from the National Trust is chock full of recipes that go perfectly with a cup of tea. Afternoon tea is the quintessential British ritual. And with over 100 tearooms across the country, the National Trust knows a thing or two about it. This gift-sized guide has delicious recipes for savory and sweet treats, whether you're looking for a lively party, the last word in elegance or a hearty winter tea by the fire.

From sandwiches and tarts to cakes, scones, macaroons and preserves - some are classic, some have a twist, such as cucumber sandwiches with minted cream cheese, toasted farmhouse bread with anchovy butter, the classic Victoria sponge, brandysnaps or scones.

Plus there's everything you need to know to brew the perfect pot of tea (not to mention the odd cocktail and bowl of punch).

Food historian Laura Mason also includes some fascinating and amusing historical recipes that reveal how afternoon tea was taken in times gone by and the origins of some of our beloved dishes.
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Wholefood Simply: Natural Indulgence

Wholefood Simply: Natural Indulgence

Bianca Slade

$35.00
Naturally delicious treats made from simple, whole ingredients! The ultimate cookbook for anyone who wants to feed their family delicious treats that are oh so natural! Bianca Slade of the blog Wholefood Simply has a passion - to recreate traditional desserts, treats, snacks and sweets to suit her wholefood ways by minimising processed ingredients and maximising raw and natural ingredients. And because they avoid refined sugar, gluten and dairy, the 100 recipes in this book cater for many food intolerances. Bianca keeps her ingredients and methods simple without compromising on taste, and her delicious morsels accompanied by photography good enough to eat, have garnered Wholefood Simply a huge following. From her moreish take on chocolate brownies to Not Quite a Snickers Slice, you'll find a host of quick and easy recipes for delectable bliss balls, bars, cookies, cakes, ice creams and smoothies, as well as classic sweets reinvented, from peppermint creams to all kinds of fudge. Delicious, simple, easy - and healthy, too!
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The Busy Mum's Guide to Weight Loss: The Ultimate 28-Day Plan

The Busy Mum's Guide to Weight Loss: The Ultimate 28-Day Plan

Rhian Allen

$34.99
Join the thousands of women who have lost weight with The Healthy Mummy!

The Healthy Mummy is Australia's fastest growing online hub for busy mums who want to lose weight and improve their health and fitness. With more than 1.5 million followers, founder Rhian Allen has helped thousands of women lose weight with the hugely popular Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight-Loss Challenge devised by her team of nutritionists and health experts.

Now, for the first time, Rhian combines this eating and exercise plan in one book, including more than 100 simple, delicious recipes the whole family will love. This is the perfect book for busy mums on a budget who are ready to achieve their weight-loss and fitness goals.
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Eating Well Everyday

Eating Well Everyday

Peter Gordon

$39.99
'Peter Gordon's food is the finest example of culinary magic.' - Yotam Ottolenghi From Chorizo on Tomato-rubbed Toast with Soft-boiled Egg to start the day, via soups and pasta dishes such as the tempting and comforting Creamy Leek, Red Lentil and Potato Soup or Cannelloni with Mushrooms and Pork, to delicious dinners including the mouth watering Braised Pork Belly with Shallots, Orange and Cardamom and Cod Poached in Creamy Leeks, Ginger and Saffron, all finished off with treats that include Spiced Pumpkin, Fig, Pinenut and Gingernut Tart.

The sections, including breakfast and brunch, light meals and salads, pasta, rice and noodles, tea trolley and desserts, are complemented by sumptuous photography from Manja Wachsmuth, making this book the stylish answer to eating well, every day.
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Tokyo Local: Cult recipes from the streets that make the city

Tokyo Local: Cult recipes from the streets that make the city

Leanne Altmann ,  Nigel Lunt

$39.99
It's the chicken skin yakitori you eat at 2am in a bar the size of a cupboard. It's the pork curry you devour after having to line up for 45 minutes with a bunch of excited teenagers. It's the yuzu ramen you slurp after ordering it from a vending machine. It's the tonkatsu you buy in a vast shopping-center basement. And it's the Oden that's served to you by a laid-back surfer from Okinawa. Tokyo is an explorer's dream and a food-lover's paradise. Tokyo Local brings you 70 recipes for the dishes that define the city, so you can capture the magic of Tokyo at home.
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The Modern Art Cookbook

The Modern Art Cookbook

Mary Ann Caws

$37.99
Food has always been a favourite subject of the world's artists, from still-lifes by Matisse and Picasso to the works of Claes Oldenberg and Andy Warhol. But how do artists eat? The Modern Art Cookbook provides a window into how both great and lesser-known modern artists, writers, and poets ate, cooked, depicted, and wrote about food. A cornucopia of life in the kitchen and in the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond, the book explores a wide-ranging panoply of artworks of food, cooking, and eating from Europe and the Americas - from the early moderns through the Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, Futurists, and Surrealists up to today's art - as well as writing about food from contemporary novelists, writers, and poets. Beautifully illustrated and often surprising, this new paperback edition is a joyous guide to the art of food.
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Death in the Garden: Poisonous Plants and Their Use Throughout History

Death in the Garden: Poisonous Plants and Their Use Throughout History

Michael Brown

$52.99
Mankind has always had a morbid fascination with poisonous plants; how their poisonous properties were discovered and developed will most likely be left unknown. Over the centuries poisonous plants have been used to remove garden pests, unwanted rivals and deceitful partners. They have also been used for their medicinal qualities, as rather dangerous cosmetics, even to help seduce a lover when perceived as an aphrodisiac. Some of these and other uses originate in a medieval book that has not yet been translated into English.

Shamans and priests used these plants for their magical attributes, as a means to foretell the future or to commune with the gods.

Discover how a pot of Basil helped to conceal a savage murder.

Learn the truth about the mysterious mandrake, a real plant although many do not realise it.

Jane Austen wrote a conundrum to entertain her family; the answer is one of the plants in the book. Will you be able to solve the mystery?

Death In The Garden is based on Michael Brown’s most popular talk, popular as this subject holds a strange interest, for many will enjoy learning about these treacherous and peculiar plants, their defensive and deadly traits, as well as the folklore that has grown around them. This title will appeal to gardeners, horticulturists, nature enthusiasts and anyone who holds an interest in this strange and enchanting corner of the garden. But be warned, many of these deathly plants may already be taking root in your very own garden...
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Complete Book of Vegetables in Australia

Complete Book of Vegetables in Australia

Matthew Biggs

$35.00
The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking vegetables in Australia This comprehensive work covers over 90 vegetables, from familiar favourites such as lettuce and carrots to more exotic ones like doodhi and wasabi, helping you out no matter what vegetable you want to grow.

A true sourcebook for the Australian gardener, it contains practical advice on how to grow top-quality plants from propagation to harvest, wherever you grow them - in containers, in grow bags or under glass. There's information on controlling pests, crop rotation and companion planting, and the pages are brimming with ideas for `green' gardening, soil improvement and weed control.

With detailed notes on nutritional value and recommended varieties for culinary use, this book will also travel with you from the garden into the kitchen. Each temptingly illustrated entry is accompanied by mouth-watering recipes, including a selection from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

This is the essential guide to successful vegetable gardening and cooking for all, from beginners to experienced gardeners.
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How to Train Your Cactus: A Guide to Raising Well-behaved Succulents

How to Train Your Cactus: A Guide to Raising Well-behaved Succulents

Tonwen Jones

$19.99
For most urban dwellers, a large garden bursting with colour and beauty is but a dream. Enter the cacti. The perfect plant pets, cacti and succulents are resilient to the laziest of gardeners, brighten the darkest of corners and can be trained to suit the smallest, or largest, of indoor spaces.

From growing to styling, taming to potting, How to Train Your Cacti tells you everything you need to know about opening your home to these prickly, but nice, customers.
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