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Sharing Plates: For Brunch, Lunch and Dinner with Friends

Sharing Plates: For Brunch, Lunch and Dinner with Friends

Luke Mangan

$39.99
While traditional dining will always have its place, the shared plate is casual and intimate, friendly and laid-back, encouraging conversation and interaction around the table - and a more relaxed cook! Whether it's a lazy weekend brunch, casual supper for friends at the kitchen table, special-occasion lunch, or drinks with nibbles, Luke Mangan has all your options covered for the most delicious sharing plates.Over 100 recipes take inspiration from around the world - Spain and Italy, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia - with a chapter of Luke's famously divine desserts to complete the feast.A little taste of everything, for just about everyone, for just about any occasion.
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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Charles Spence

$32.99
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.
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Low and Slow: Comfort Food for Cold Nights

Low and Slow: Comfort Food for Cold Nights

Louise Franc

$39.99
We all crave warming comfort food when the weather starts to cool down - rich and fragrant curries, succulent braises and soups, and meat so tender you could cut it with a spoon. This is the time of year that we skip the salads and quick stir-fries and the art of slow cooking comes into its own. 'Low and slow' refers to the cooking method used throughout the book - low temperature cooking for a long period of time, either in the oven or on the stovetop, which helps to add a great depth of flavour and tenderness to dishes. All the classic slow-cooking recipes are included in this beautiful book - hearty beef bourguignon, braised lamb shanks, pulled pork, coq au vin, osso buco, lasagne - as well as hearty soups, slow-cooked barbecuing classics, Indian curries and tagines. Many of the recipes are one-pot dishes, so once you've popped it in the oven or on the stovetop, you can relax and let time do all the work for you.
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5:2 Veggie and Vegan: Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Fasting Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Feel Great

5:2 Veggie and Vegan: Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Fasting Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Feel Great

Kate Harrison

$19.99
The 5:2 diet changes lives, by making weight loss simple and sustainable. Now vegetarians, vegans - and anyone wanting to increase their intake of fresh, healthy produce - can see fantastic results with 5:2 Veggie and Vegan, the new plan from bestselling author Kate Harrison. Eating more veggie food is great news for our bodies, our wellbeing and the planet, and this book includes more than 80 simple and delicious fasting day recipes that make cutting down on meat and animal products a pleasure. Kate - a veggie for nearly three decades - offers advice on a healthy, balanced diet, along with inspiring stories from 5:2 dieters, and great meal plans, with dishes from all around the world. This complete guide includes: * How to start and maintain the 5:2 plan and achieve your weight loss and health goals. * Delicious and quick calorie-counted vegetarian and vegan recipes: from satisfying brunches, flavour-filled soups, and fresh salads, to lunchbox specials and dinners you'll want to share. * Easy to follow meal plans to make fast days stress-free. sustainable and exciting. Fuss-free, enjoyable, and packed full of the good stuff, these recipes make it easy to lose weight - for good.
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I'm Just Here for Dessert: Macarons, Mini Cakes, Ice Creams, Waffles & More

I'm Just Here for Dessert: Macarons, Mini Cakes, Ice Creams, Waffles & More

Caroline Khoo

$39.99
Desserts tell a story. Even the daintiest macaron take the person eating it on a sensory journey from first look to last bite. For Caroline Khoo this story begins when an idea for a new dessert design is sparked. I'm Just Here for Dessert is generously packed with the recipes, techniques and clever styling tips behind some of her most popular creations: armies of pastel-hued meringues, unapologetically girly cupcakes, decadent tarts, statement cakes, mini cakes and tiny ice creams. Master the basic skills and recreate these stunning confections, or use the concept-building processes in each layer of this book to help you uncover your own unique style.
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Discovering Australian Flora: An Australian National Botanic Gardens Experience

Discovering Australian Flora: An Australian National Botanic Gardens Experience

Fanny Karouta-Manasse

$35.00
Australia's complex, beautiful and diverse flora is showcased in stunning botanic gardens across the continent. Through exquisite colour photographs taken at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), Fanny Karouta-Manasse celebrates the minute and intriguing details of these plants. Discovering Australian Flora explains how plants are displayed in the ANBG according to themes and provides clear and simple geographical, historical and botanical information. It also describes the unique features of Australian flora, including their reliance on fire and ability to survive in poor soil, and looks in detail at the two dominant genera in the Australian landscape - Eucalyptus and Acacia. This fresh and intimate view of some of Australia's native flora will serve not only as a companion to visitors to the ANBG but will also allow others to explore the wonders of Australia's botanical treasures. This book will appeal to both local and overseas readers wishing to become more familiar with Australian native flora. The striking photographs will appeal to anyone with an appreciation and passion for nature's beauty.
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River Cottage Easy

River Cottage Easy

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

$45.00
First published as Hugh's Three Good Things in 2012. How often have you wished there was a magic formula to make cooking easier? Well, there is. Put just three good things together on a plate and, somehow, the whole is always greater and more delicious than the sum of its parts. Looking back over nearly two decades of professional cookery, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has worked out the winning combinations. Salty, sweet, crunchy. Sharp, rich, crumbly. Hot, bland, crisp. Think scones with jam and cream, fish and chips with mushy peas, or porridge with golden syrup and cream. Hugh has used this simple formula to create more than 175 inspiring recipes, both well-loved classics and brand new ideas, based on trios like squash, ricotta and ham; aubergine, tomatoes and chickpeas; clams, tomatoes and garlic; chicken, tomatoes and tarragon; pork, potatoes and apples; pasta, courgettes and mozzarella; strawberries, cream and shortbread; and chocolate, ginger and digestives ...The list goes on. With sumptuous photography from Simon Wheeler, this book will unlock a whole new world of fantastic food. Easy cooking with three delicious ingredients. It really is that simple.
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Bake Good Things

Bake Good Things

Editors of Williams-Sonoma

$22.99
Shows new bakers how to create delicious oven-baked treats easily. Think of this book as a personal baking class, working your way through each lesson and the subsequent recipes, to gain more confidence as you go. After reading the technique primers, move on to try the easy, modern recipes that are equally suited for everyday snacks and treats or to share with friends and family. No matter the occasion, this book will guide you through real-life cooking situations. Flip through the pages, preheat your oven, toss on an apron, and get baking! Anybody can learn to bake good things.
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Rustic Italian

Rustic Italian

Domenica Marchetti

$34.99
Bring the bold and beloved flavors of Italy into your kitchen with this enticing collection of authentic dishes made modern. In these pages, author Domenica Marchetti shares her rich Italian heritage with an abundant array of simply prepared foods that embrace the seasons and celebrate traditional ingredients and techniques. Wine-pairing suggestions and guides to Italian cheeses, salami, and pantry staples round out this fresh take on home-cooked Italian fare.
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Rustic Spanish

Rustic Spanish

Paul Richardson

$34.99
Love the delicious, made-for-sharing native cuisine of Spain? Here's a robust collection of authentic Spanish dishes, including both traditional favorites and contemporary fare, along with suggested wine pairings and ingredient guides. Six comprehensive chapters are filled with a diverse range of beloved Spanish fare, and accompanied by beautiful and descriptive full-colour photographs and illustrations.
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The Midlife Kitchen: Health-Boosting Recipes for Midlife & Beyond

The Midlife Kitchen: Health-Boosting Recipes for Midlife & Beyond

Mimi Spencer ,  Sam Rice

$39.99
Future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and beyond with these delicious, fuss-free recipes that restore, rejuvenate and revive.

Are you at a point in your life where health is becoming more of a priority? Are you confused by ever-changing headlines that contrive to make the simple act of eating a peril rather than a pleasure? The Midlife Kitchen has the answers.

Midlife is not a time to be concerned with food fads and foibles, but rather a glorious opportunity to wrest back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Taste must certainly come first, but with health firmly snapping at its heels, underpinned by well-established nutritional common sense. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss. This book is not about 'clean-eating' or super foods, detoxing or restriction. Instead, it is about building up a balanced and diverse diet, with less sugar, better fat and good carbs.

Alongside each recipe is The Midlife Kitchen emblem, the star anise. With each of the eight seeds representing a specific Midlife Health category - such as Hormone Harmony; Mind, Memory, Mood; or Heart Health - authors Sam and Mimi are able to provide simple nutritional information. Health tips explain the benefits of certain ingredients, while 'Why We Love It' sections explore the advantages of cooking each dish. Midlife Must-Haves show how to create homemade essentials such as Midlife Grown-up Granola, Midlife Power Porridge and Midlife Sweetener.

From Seared Sirloin on Pan-Roasted Veg to The Mother of All Greek Salads, Best Lunch Wrap Ever to Three Fire Ginger Cake, the recipes in this book come together to create a vibrant menu bursting with mouth-watering flavours.
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Simplissime Light: The Easiest Cookbook in the World

Simplissime Light: The Easiest Cookbook in the World

Jean-Francois Mallet

$39.99
The 200 recipes in this book are simple, clear and precise, use no more than five ingredients and can be whipped up in a flash. More importantly, they will be kind to your body. From gluten-free and dairy-free dishes to low-calorie options, there is a recipe here for every dietary need. The unique visual approach makes it incredibly simple to follow the instructions. Create mouth-watering Salmon Parcels with Vegetables, indulge in Quiche with Peas, Goats' Cheese and Spinach or impress your friends with Gratin of Nectarines with Pine Nuts. With nutritional information, clear photography and easy-to-follow steps, each of these recipes proves that healthy cooking has never been so easy.
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Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to be Creative in the Kitchen

Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to be Creative in the Kitchen

Sarah Michelle Gellar

$39.99
Sarah Michelle Gellar wanted her kids to love different types of food and spend time with them, too. She realized if they were involved with the process of making food, they'd eat it more readily. Why stop with making healthy brownies when you could decorate them? Or put them on a stick? Why just cook broccoli, when we can make broccoli bread pudding cups? The book is organized by month with fun projects for everything from Super Bowl parties to Valentine's Day and Halloween. There is even a Star Wars Day full of licensed Star Wars designs! Anyone--even fear of crafting moms--can make amazing food their kids will want to share and eat. By getting kids in the kitchen and encouraging exploration, the possibilities are endless!
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Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Ino Kuvacic

$50.00
At its heart, Dalmatian cuisine is frugal, honest and rustic, with distinctive flavours, including silver beet, varenik (grape molasses) and prošek (Dalmatian fortified wine) that give it an identity all of its own. Similar to Greek and Italian food, fish, seafood, tomatoes and olives reign and the foundation of most dishes is good quality produce grown in pure, clean earth and treated simply. Some dishes include the famous Dubrovnick crème caramel, Ro?ata, Brujet (Dalmatian fish stew) and pašticada, a slow-cooked beef cheek with prunes, apples and potato dumplings.

In his first book, Dalmatia, Ino Kuvacic brings us over 100 authentic Croatian dishes.
 
With chapters covering vegetables and salads, meat dishes, fish and seafood and sweets, the book reveals authentic recipes and cherished food traditions of this little-known part of Europe – the spectacular Dalmatian coast. It is a region defined by the sea, and its cuisine has evolved from the a long and complex history that has brought many foreign influences both to its shores and its food.
 
Accompanied by stunning local photography of both this beautiful region and the culinary experiences and traditions it offers, Dalmatia will transport you to the sparkling coastline of Croatia from your own kitchen.
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Simple Nature: 150 New Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Dishes

Simple Nature: 150 New Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Dishes

Alain Ducasse ,  Paule Neyrat ,  Christophe Saintagne

$85.00
Alain Ducasse s Nature series of cookbooks makes eating healthfully on a daily basis both simple and pleasurable. Ducasse dispels the idea that French food is defined by complicated techniques, time- consuming recipes, and loads of butter and cream. Along with nutritionist Paule Neyrat and chef Christophe Saintagne, he shows how going back to basics means rediscovering the pleasures of sustainable, seasonal French food with maximum nutrition and flavour. The recipes are first and foremost delicious, but they are also healthy and respectful of natural resources and stress sustainable practices which is why animal protein is de-emphasized (as well as salt and sugar, too) in favour of more vegetables, more legumes, and more grains, leaving meat and fish to be used sparingly if at all, as many of the recipes are vegetarian for flavour. This volume takes a more holistic approach to mealtime and includes tips and ideas for reusing leftovers and reducing waste.
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Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour

Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour

Lonely Planet Food

$29.99
Explore the vibrant world of craft beer with Lonely Planet's ale experts. We've selected the finest tap rooms, bars and breweries that thirsty travellers can visit in 30 countries around the world. Discover where they are, which beers to sample, and learn about local places of interest to create complete itineraries. Each country is introduced by a beer expert and includes notes on regional beverages that shouldn't be missed.

The craft beer revolution has seen waves of breweries open up to the public, not just in the United States, the UK and Australia, where the trend is well established, but all over the world. Visit European beer capitals in Belgium, Italy and Germany, and sample local favourites in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Asia, explore hotspots in Japan, Vietnam and China, then venture to South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Each brewery profile is accompanied by a selection of sightseeing ideas and activities, from local museums and galleries, to great hikes or bike rides to combine your beer pilgrimage with must-see local highlights. The book also features fun sections on beer trails, hangover cures and the world's wildest beers. There's also practical advice like how to ask for a beer in the local language and the ideal snacks to accompany your drink.
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Real Food for Babies and Toddlers

Real Food for Babies and Toddlers

Vanessa Clarkson

$35.00
Packed with expert advice, practical strategies, nutritional information and over 80 recipes, Real Food for Babies and Toddlers offers a more natural way of introducing wholefoods to children during the all-important first 1,000 days of life. It also rescues parents from the tiresome task of making separate meals for the youngest members of the family. Using a baby-led weaning approach rather than the traditional method of spoon-feeding puree allows parents to observe and respond to their baby's natural cues and introduce a world of bright, flavourful, nutrient-rich foods from the get-go.Internationally renowned nutrition expert and mother of two Vanessa Clarkson presents predominantly plant-based, seasonal dishes that are delicious and completely adaptable for self-feeding babies, toddlers and their families. This is a modern collection of family-focused, beautiful meals that the whole family will love sitting down to enjoy, together.
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Whole Food Thermo Cooked: 140+ Deliciously Healthy Recipes for All Brands of Thermo Appliance

Whole Food Thermo Cooked: 140+ Deliciously Healthy Recipes for All Brands of Thermo Appliance

Tracey Pattison

$39.99
Be well. Make it wholesome with your thermo device.Whole Food Thermo Cooked is the essential healthy cookbook companion to your thermo appliance - a collection of 140+ delicious whole food recipes to suit every occasion, from making your own nut milks to creating a dinner for a crowd.Thermo appliances have a devoted following all round the world. They re almost like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen. And now you can combine the convenience of thermo cooking with nutritious whole foods for your family every day. Replace store-bought preservative-laden staples with basics made from scratch in seconds. Then be inspired by recipes for dozens of soups, delicious mains, simple sides and wholesome sweets and drinks that will please even the fussiest of palates.Whole Food Thermo Cooked helps you get back to basics, making it easy to feed your family well.
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Saffron Soul: Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India

Saffron Soul: Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India

Mira Manek

$39.99
Indian food is an internationally popular cuisine, yet, unfairly, it is often considered to be heavy, rich and indulgent. With more people than ever before turning to healthy home cooking there has never been a better time for a fresh and lighter take on Indian food - one that Mira is creating with her vibrant and healthy cooking style.

Inspired by her mother and grandmothers' cooking, Mira Manek's style of food is a modern interpretation of the Indian classics, creating utterly delicious and naturally healthy dishes. Whether you want to cook a Summer Saffron Chia Pot, an Indian Summer Salad, a Thali, a Masala and Nut Milk or a Mango Yoghurt Cheesecake, Saffron Soul combines the best of the core elements of Indian cooking with original health-promoting twists.

As well as offering the best and most naturally healthy Gujarati receipes, Mira also recreates some perennial favourites, replacing traditionally used grains and sugar with more nutritious ingredients such as millet, chia and jaggery, and cutting down on oils and fats, to make her dishes even healthier. Whether cooking a filling spicy curry, a soulful brunch, a nutritious light meal or a luscious dessert, Mira's dishes vibrantly burst with colour and a richness of flavour and spice, each fit for a feast.
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Bursting Bubbles: A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers

Bursting Bubbles: A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers

Robert Walters ,  Andrew Jefford

$44.99
Based on a series of articles published in The World of Fine Wine, Bursting Bubbles is a ground-breaking new book that offers the reader an alternate history of Champagne and its greatest growers. Often controversial, it is a no-holds barred look at the world's most famous wine region and the sparkling wine that it produces. It has the potential to change the way wine lovers think about Champagne. In his foreword, multi award winning author Andrew Jefford has called Bursting Bubbles, 'The most engaging book about leading Champagne growers I've read, full of insight and detail' and '...the most refreshing, pretension-pricking, myth-busting and amusingly unfrothy book on the subject I've read.'
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The Little Cheese Cookbook: From Snacks to Sweets

The Little Cheese Cookbook: From Snacks to Sweets

Laura Herring

$29.99
What is a bowl of spaghetti without a heavy snowdrift of parmesan? A pizza needs a stringy mess of mozzarella on top. Is there anything more satisfying, comforting and mind-blowingly moreish in this world than an oozing cheese toastie? No. Simply because Cheese. Is. Everything! To celebrate this dreamy dairy, here are 50 recipes for the cheese-lover in your life (which is everyone you know). Cheese may not be the healthiest food you can eat but it does make us happy. There's even some science behind it: cheese triggers the pleasure centers in our brain. And it's packed with calcium. Fact. So, there we go: it's good for us and it feeds our belly and our soul. And, being such a varied food group - from a soft and squidgy to a hard and sharp to a spreadable whipped-up cream cheese delight - there truly is a cheese for every occasion.
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Secret Gardens of the National Trust

Secret Gardens of the National Trust

Claire Masset

$32.99
Collected here are stunning photographs of the National Trust's idiosyncratic gardens, accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. This book includes secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues, stumperies, huts, ice houses, wendy houses, fairy gates, and pixie houses. The gardens featured include the palm-filled Overbeck's in Devon; Peckover House in Cambridgeshire, which bursts with exotic specimens found on Victorian plant-hunting expeditions; and Monk's House in East Sussex, where the garden proved a refuge for Virginia Woolf.
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Britain's Wild Flowers: A Treasury of Traditions, Superstitions, Remedies and Literature

Britain's Wild Flowers: A Treasury of Traditions, Superstitions, Remedies and Literature

Rosamond Richardson

$27.99
A fascinating look at the myths, folklore and botany behind over 70 British wildflowers.

From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In this book, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover the fascinating ways in which the plants were used. Discover which flower used as a medieval lie-detector to test the innocence of suspected criminals, or stuffed in the shoes of Roman centurions to prevent damage to their feet as they marched.

From periwinkles, beloved of Chaucer, and the oxlips and 'nodding violet' growing in the forest of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the book celebrates the important role wildflowers have played in literature, as well as their uses in food and medicine, and the history, myths and tales behind each species.

The nineteenth-century poet John Clare wrote, 'I love wildflowers (none are weeds with me)'. This book is a celebration of the bountiful history behind Britain's beloved wildflowers and is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening, history or the natural world.
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Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Bree Claffey ,  Lauren Bamford

$34.99
For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today houseplants 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 houseplants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, houseplants 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, houseplants are a way of life.
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