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Harold's Planet: Life's Simple Pleasures

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  • ISBN: 9781840724479
  • Publication date: 07 Oct 2002
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Mitchell Beazley

Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Vegetarian Cookbook

Saiphin Moore
Authors:
Saiphin Moore

'Damn, Saiphin can cook - the perfect ambassador for this glorious food and country' - Tom Parker Bowles'One of London's coolest female chefs' - TimeoutFinding strictly vegetarian food in Thailand can be tricky, where fish sauce is the king of the kitchen. In the follow-up to her debut, Rosa's Thai Café: The Cookbook, Saiphin Moore embraces this challenge, creating over 100 delicious and simple recipes for adventurous, Thai-loving vegans and vegetarians. Featuring authentic dishes such as Tom yum mixed mushrooms, Panang curry with tofu, stir fried aubergine with soybean sauce and Butternut red curry, this brilliant sequel adds an exciting new strand to Rosa's repetoire.

Gaia

Sisu

Joanna Nylund
Authors:
Joanna Nylund

Discover the Finnish quality of sisu and how cultivating it can help you lead a life of greater purpose and happiness.This ancient Finnish word describes an attitude of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity and perseverance. This key psychological competence enables extraordinary action in times of adversity. To have sisu confers a further dimension of doing so with honesty, integrity and humility.By cultivating sisu you can: Face life's challenges with courage and determination Enhance your wellbeing and find your focus Communicate confidently and resolve conflicts effectively Cultivate endurance and achieve your fitness goals Raise kind and resilient children Act with integrity and fight for what you believe inSisu is a universal trait. It may have been bottled and labelled by the Finns, but it is within reach of everyone. It lies within you, and you are very likely to have used it already.

Cassell

The Maths Behind...

Colin Beveridge
Authors:
Colin Beveridge

The Maths Behind over 60 everyday phenomena. Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind.This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

Cassell

This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Chuck D
Authors:
Chuck D
Cassell

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die

Darryl Sleath
Authors:
Darryl Sleath

From Cheddar Gorge in the UK to the Lost World Highway in New Zealand, this is a compilation of the most unforgettable and extraordinary journeys our planet has to offer. Divided into themed chapters (Scenic, Adventure, and Historical & Cultural), this book strives to inspire readers to strike out on their own adventures, while also being the perfect read for the armchair traveller. Scenic routes include trips along Hadrian's Wall or along the Amalfi Coast, while Adventure routes take you along the 'Road of Death' in Bolivia and the Tianmen Mountain Road in China. Historical & Cultural drives follow routes of literary, historical or artistic significance, for instance Che Guevara's route through South America, or retracing Bonnie and Clyde's final drive. Each trip is supported with digital mapping and is illustrated by evocative full-colour images. Whether you're raring to get out on the road, or you're looking for some escapist reading that will take you across the world from the comfort of your living room, this book has 1001 trips to stir your imagination.

Mitchell Beazley

Feasts

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in.' - OLIVE 'Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy' - NIGELLA LAWSON In Feasts, the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana & no. 1 bestseller Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Enjoy menus and dozens of recipes for celebrations and occasions with family & friends, such as summer feasts, quick-fix feasts and brunch. Recipes include: Whipped ricotta toasts Savoury pork & fennel baklava Tamarind sticky ribs Grilled corn in harissa mayo Roasted cod loins with wild thyme Spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream White chocolate, cardamom & macadamia squares Praise for Sabrina Ghayour:'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer'The new queen of Eastern cooking' - delicious.'Sabrina Ghayour...has made us mad for Persian Cuisine' - Grazia'Princess of Persia' - Metro

Mitchell Beazley

Fever Tree - The Art of Mixing

'The Ultimate G&T' -- Jamie Oliver'The best tonic on the planet' -- Ashton KutcherThe first cocktail book to put the mixers centre-stage, from brilliant Fever-Tree brand and created by leading bartenders around the world.Rather than starting with the spirits, this book focuses on key mixers - including tonic, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer and cola. Leading bartenders have created 125 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes that make the most of the botanical partnerships.The book also explores the origins of key ingredients, including quinine, lemons and elderflower, revealing the role quinine has played in geo-politics, for example, and the impact different herbs have on taste. In the way that we increasingly want to know the source and production methods of the food we eat, so this guide allows you to understand more fully what we drink - and use that knowledge to create the most delicious cocktails.

Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love

Godsfield Press

The Crystal Zodiac

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

Birthstones have been used for millennia for luck, abundance, protection, and wisdom. Traditionally, crystals and gemstones were linked to specific astrological signs because their energies resonated. The discovery of new crystals has opened the way for a deeper connection between the earth and the sky. Each sign now has many crystals associated with it. This book describes the crystals linked to each sign and explains how they can be used to enhance self-understanding and personal growth. Crystals can be used to bring out a sign's potential, overcome challenges, and harmonize discords. They can be used for profound soul growth or for guidance on everyday decisions. Birthstones are gifts from the earth that bring healing and wisdom. For each astrological sign, there are past-life patterns to be dissolved and wisdom to be regained. The use of appropriate crystals facilitates this process. In addition to explaining the links between crystals and both sun and moon signs, The Crystal Zodiac explains the crystals associated with the planets and gives instructions for laying out and working with a crystal zodiac mandala.

Mitchell Beazley

Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

In this culinary exploration of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa, Diana Henry has gathered together dishes that combine exotic flavours in ways long forgotten - or never discovered - in many Western kitchens. Colourful, aromatic and perfumed ingredients, from leathery pomegranates, with their insides bursting with ruby seeds, to flower-waters that allow you to drink in the scent of a garden, combine to bring an intoxicating whiff of the exotic to your table and pleasure to your kitchen. The core ingredients of these cuisines are increasingly available so dishes such as Chermoula-marinated Tuna, Fennel, Pomegranate and Feta Salad, and Lavender, Orange and Almond Cake are both delicious and accessible to cook.

Mitchell Beazley

The Joy of Sex [First Edition 1972]

Alex Comfort
Authors:
Alex Comfort

The original, groundbreaking The Joy of Sex returns in this audio version of the first (1972) edition of the illustrated sex guide. Featuring 100 tracks covering all the chapters of the original edition.A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrates human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. It was groundbreaking and unique in the wide range of subjects it discussed and in its reassuring authority and sense of fun. No other book has come close in providing such a wise, witty, uninhibited - sometimes delightfully eccentric - guide to lovemaking. As featured in the movie Sex Tape.Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., (1920-2000) was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Mitchell Beazley

The Midlife Kitchen

Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice
Authors:
Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice

As featured in The Times and The Daily Mail.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, Nurture Bircher to Three-ginger Fire Cake, the recipes in this book come together to create a vibrant menu bursting with mouth-watering flavours.

Aster

Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition

Kara Rosen
Authors:
Kara Rosen

Unlock your potential with the right plant-based foods to fuel your ambition. Whether your goal is to lose 10lbs, run 10k, sleep better, feel stronger or get that well-deserved promotion, you need energy to fuel your drive and push you forward. Every ambitious human has one thing in common: they rely on their mind and body to keep up with their drive. Featuring more than 40 new raw, cold-pressed juice blends, great recipes for eating throughout the day and goal-focused menu plans, Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition will help you get to the top of your game. These juices are packed full of nutrients that will kickstart the energy you need to unlock your own potential. Wherever your ambition drives you, press on and keep crushing it!Praise for Plenish"The perfect introduction to juicing" - Elle UK"London's best juice cleanse" - Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop"We never knew juices so green could taste so great" - Daily Mail

Mitchell Beazley

SIMPLE

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

Winner of The Fortnum & Mason Cookery Book of the Year Award 2017'This is everything I want from a cookbook: inspiration, intelligent company, great good-mood food, and beautiful writing.'Nigella Lawson'No one writes about food so beautifully with recipes which are, as the title says, simple to prepare yet always enticing. A treasure both to give and receive.' Julia Leonard, London Evening Standard'Her latest book, Simple, is destined to become a classic.'Daily Telegraph'Diana Henry's latest release is packed with tasty recipes we want to make again and again'.Jamie Magazine'I have always been a fan of this author for her good basics and sensible recipes that taste delicious. She writes well and gets the gastric juices going'.Irish Examiner'It's the next best thing to going to a favourite friend's for dinner and knowing that the food will be delicious, you're going to love and be nourished by everything, there won't be a weird fancy table placement and there is no risk that you'll ever run out of wine. Reading her recipes is almost as satisfying as making and eating them.' Daisy Buchanan, The Pool'A book to adore'Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday'Simple is her 10th book, and one of her very best; beautifully written and endlessly inventive, it would make a great gift for anyone interested in good food with minimal effort (i.e. just about anyone).'Felicity Cloake, The Guardian'Another outstanding collection of recipes for getting lunch or dinner on the table "quickly and easily, but with pizzazz". It's also a fascinating look at how eating habits have changed over the past decade"Sunday TimesNo-one is better than Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss, but which will knock your socks off with their flavour.Peppered throughout the book are ingenious ideas such as no-hassle starters and sauces that will lift any dish. From Turkish Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Yoghurt and Dill and Paprika-baked Pork Chops with Beetroot, Caraway and Sour Cream to Parmesan-roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Thyme, Diana takes the kind of ingredients we are most likely to find in our cupboard and fridge - or be able to pick up on the way home from work - and provides recipes that will become your friends for life.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson on Wine

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson
Mitchell Beazley

The Palomar Cookbook

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 FOOD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE AWARDSEnjoy more than 100 utterly delicious recipes from award-winning restaurant The Palomar, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. This debut cookbook includes recipes for the restaurant's signature dishes, alongside recipes drawn from family tradition, mothers and grandmothers, from influences, encounters, places travelled to and places evoked by their flavours alone. Pulling on the traditions of the Mediterranean, The Palomar Cookbook is your guide to recreating the intense and evocative flavours of an exotic elsewhere in your own kitchen. With mezze dishes to share, sweet and savoury pastries, simple dishes for a quick fix and more complex dishes for a main meal, each recipe is both evocative and innovative, and - first and foremost - bursting with flavour. Chapters include:What's in the cupboard?Essential ingredients and spice mixesThe meal before the mealSpiced olives with rose petals & balsamic vinegar | Velvet tomatoes | Baba ganoushRaw beginningsScallop carpaccio with 'Thai-bouleh' | Kubenia | Spring saladThe main actCauliflower steak with labneh & grated tomatoes | Polenta Jerusalem-style | Pork belly with ras el hanoutYael's KingdomKubanah bread | Tahini ice cream | Jerusalem messFor those who want to kick backDrunken botanist | Bishbash posh wash | Sumac-adePRAISE FOR THE PALOMAR"Middle Eastern fireworks" - Giles Coren, The Times"Death-row dinner good" - Grace Dent, Evening Standard"Gorgeousness" - Nigella Lawson

Godsfield Press

Judy Hall's Complete Crystal Workshop

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

From bestselling international author Judy Hall comes a fascinating book that gives you a personalized and direct experience of the thought-provoking wisdom that crystal exploration has conveyed to thousands throughout the world. Going far beyond a reference guide, Judy Hall's Complete Crystal Workshop is more like a personal tutor, leading you through the key ideas and concepts of using crystals via inspirational and holistic hands-on exercises and rituals. The interactive exercises help you to tailor the book to your needs; the journal sections allow you to write your own experiences directly into the book, whilst the step-by-step learning programme guides you to revision work and more advanced exercises. An exclusive CD featuring meditations and inspirational music will bring you into a receptive state for deeper work. Perfect for novice and practised crystal users alike, this holistic, integrated and practical guide is your own personal crystal workshop in a book.

Mitchell Beazley

The Louise Parker Method

Louise Parker
Authors:
Louise Parker
Mitchell Beazley

Sirocco

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the Book of the Year - Food & Travel Reader AwardsFrom the author of Persiana - the golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery - Sirocco will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and accessible recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.Sabrina's highly anticipated follow-up, FEASTS, is out now!**Special Bonus Chapter** Download an exclusive 'Little Bites' bonus chapter for FREE by searching 'Feasts: Little Bites' and get 10 extra recipes, exclusive to Amazon.Praise for Persiana:'Loving Persiana' - Nigella Lawson'An instant classic' - Observer Food Monthly'The most exciting debut cookbook of the year' - Sunday Telegraph Stella'A fantastic treasure trove of good food' - Raymond Blanc'Sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant' - Mail on Sunday'The most appetizing book - I want to eat every page of it' - Pierre Koffmann'Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat' - Bruno Loubet'Brilliant for the novice, the timepoor and even the seasoned cook' - Guardian'Will have you salivating with Pavlovian gusto on page after page' - Independent'This book will delight fans of Ottolenghi-style food' - Waitrose Kitchen'Easy to decipher, packed with lots of flavour and... surprisingly easy to pull off' - Huffington Post'A gorgeously produced ode to richly spiced, exotic food from the Middle East and beyond' - A Little Bird'The latest doyenne of Persian food' - Metro

Mitchell Beazley

Plenish

Kara Rosen
Authors:
Kara Rosen

You are what you eat, and consuming fresh, raw juices is a delicious way to flood your body with nutrients, cleanse your system and cure your ills. Plenish shows you how to make over 40 juice blends, detox with a cleanse programme, heal your body naturally, fuel your system, fight disease, promote mind and body wellness, and lose weight in the process. From the Thai Melon Brightener to the Greenie Mary, each recipe will help your body to detox and rejuvenate, so that you can thrive.