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Ilex Press

Make & Mend

Jessica Marquez
Authors:
Jessica Marquez

Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, decorating a shower curtain, mending a ripped hem, and making a simple pet bed, throw pillows, napkins, a tablecloth and a tote bag.

Kyle Books

The Wagamama Cookbook

Hugo Arnold
Authors:
Hugo Arnold

True to the 'positive eating, positive living' ethos of Wagamama's idiosyncratic chain of noodle restaurants, this official collection of recipes shares the secret of the hallmark culinary minimalism that has won it instant cult status worldwide. The distinctive Wagamama flavour originates from the traditional 200-year-old ramen (noodle) shops of Japan which guarantee nourishment with ingredients that cleanse and nurture the mind and body. Suitable for meat-eaters, seafood lovers and vegetarians alike, the 120 recipes have been specially created by the people behind Wagamama's unique house style and concentrate on cooking fresh, quality ingredients in a way that retains maximum flavour and nutrition. With mouth-watering recipes for appetisers and side dishes, hearty soups and stir-fries, and exotic sweet-rice desserts and juices, plus hints and tips on ingredients, equipment, cooking techniques and structuring a meal, this unique collection means that the stylish Wagamama experience is now yours to take home.Whether you want to impress the health-conscious dinner guest or simply feed family and friends good, wholesome meals, this book allows you to recreate the best of Japanese cooking with a selection of delicious, low-fat, one-pot meals which are easy on your time and budget as well as your waistline.

Kyle Books

Bento Power

Sara Kiyo Popowa
Authors:
Sara Kiyo Popowa

Many people bring their lunch to work to save money, time and to help control what they are eating (with no hidden nasties from processed shop-bought food), but sometimes it's hard to think of interesting, nutritious things to make. Sara has come to the rescue with her vibrant, fun and inspirational approach to lunch boxes. She concentrates on having 5 clear elements: complex carbs, protein, fruit and veg, and sprinkles as well as the 5 colours used in authentic Japanese cooking: red, white, black, yellow and green. With just a few essential ingredients, you add your extras to create highly nutritious, vegetarian, colourful boxes of joy.Sara includes ideas for bento breakfast boxes (Sesame Snap Granola Bento and Mighty Muesli), 15-minute bento (Busy Days Instant Noodles and Lazy Tamago Bento), Everyday bento (Red Velvet Quinoa Bento, Green Theme Bento and Zen Bento) and the Fantasy bento (Starry Sky Bento and Fairy Jewel Box Bento).With tips on how to stock your bento store-cupboard and basic ingredients and recipes to get you going, now is the time for bento to bounce into your breakfast, lunch box, or even into your dinner parties, filling you with Bento Power!www.shisodelicious.com @shisodelicious

Mitchell Beazley

The Life of Tea

Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay
Authors:
Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay
Cassell

The Secret Life of Language

Simon Pulleyn
Authors:
Simon Pulleyn

This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how language has been shaped by social and cultural influences, and even explains how our anatomy affects the articulation, and therefore evolution, of words. Discover the surprising stories behind theorigin of the written word, the difficulties of decipherment and the challenge of inventing from scratch languages such as Dothraki.Combining expert analysis with accessible narrative and fun illustrations, The Secret Life of Language makes even the complex topics of philology, morphology and phonology easy to understand.

Aster

The Matcha Cookbook

Aster
Authors:
Aster
Ilex Press

Cute Kawaii Doodles

Sarah Alberto
Authors:
Sarah Alberto
Kyle Books

Ikigai

Yukari Mitsuhashi
Authors:
Yukari Mitsuhashi

Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple and humble, like tending your garden or walking your dog.Having grown up in Japan, Yukari Mitsuhashi understands first hand what ikigai means to Japanese people. Now living in Los Angeles, she has written this book to introduce the traditional concept to a new audience. This is not a 'one size fits all' book. Instead, Ikigai encourages you to look at the details of your life and appreciate the everyday moments as you learn to identify your own personal ikigai. The book includes case studies from a range of people sharing their ikigai, from athletes to writers and business people.With its refreshingly simple philosophy and liberating concepts, this beautifully presented book will be a guide you will return to again and again.

Aster

Shinrin-yoku

Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Authors:
Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Shinrin Yoku or 'forest bathing' was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice. Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, parasympathetic nervous activity, sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity. In this wonderful book, by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness, as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings on of our own minds.

Kyle Books

The Modern Vegetarian

Maria Elia, ELIA, MARIA
Authors:
Maria Elia, ELIA, MARIA

Learn how to smoke an aubergine over a gas flame, which you can then turn into a curry, or mash and mix with potato, griddle, roll in dukkah and wrap around mozzarella; grill with miso, Japanese style; or blitz into a Mediterranean salad. Her unique `Textures of' sections give you some fantastically inspired ideas for common ingredients. With over 120 recipes divided into chapters including Stylish Starters, Sensational Mains, Sofa Suppers, Sassy Sides and Stunningly Sweet, this is truly a vegetarian adventure.

Mitchell Beazley

Itsu 20-minute Suppers

Blanche Vaughan, Julian Metcalfe
Authors:
Blanche Vaughan, Julian Metcalfe

In this revolutionary cookbook the authors of the bestselling itsu: the cookbook (more than 60,000 copies sold worldwide) provide simple, nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes, all of which can be made within 20 minutes. Using ingredients readily available at mini-markets, they have created 100 deliciously healthy Asian-inspired recipes with noodles, rice, grains and soups. Why resort to bland ready meals when you can cook itsu-style meals at home in minutes? itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. But it's not just the calories that are taken care of; the 'superfood' ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too. And it's food that tastes as good as it looks...

Mitchell Beazley

The Bonsai Beginner's Bible

Peter Chan
Authors:
Peter Chan
Mitchell Beazley

Claridge's: The Cookbook

Martyn Nail, Meredith Erickson
Authors:
Martyn Nail, Meredith Erickson

"Claridge's: The Cookbook is a sophisticated addition to your cookbook collection - and a purse-friendly alternative to an overnight stay." Stylist "...not that I intend to die, but when I do, I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Claridge's" Spencer Tracy "I love to check myself into Claridge's now and then for a few nights - just to spoil myself" Jade Jagger "When I pass through the revolving doors into the glamorous lobby of Claridge's in London, I always feel a thrill. You enter a world of sophistication and wonderful service... Claridge's is my ultimate treat." Lulu Guinness "It's the best in the world" Alex James An art deco jewel set in the heart of London's Mayfair, Claridge's - one of the world's best luxury hotels - has long been known for inspiring menus and exceptional dining from breakfasts and elevenses, through lunch and afternoon tea, and on to drinks, dinner and the dessert cart. Claridge's: The Cookbook celebrates that heritage in style, with a collection of over 100 of the best-loved dishes and drinks from The Foyer and Reading Room, the Bar and The Fumoir. With interludes ranging from the magic of Christmas to how to host dinner for 100, the extraordinary experience of dining at Claridge's is brought to life in book form. The book will include delectable dishes and drinks for every time of day: from the Arnold Bennett omelette, to the Lobster, langoustine & crab cocktail and the Smoked duck salad. Treats include Cheddar Eccles cakes and a Raspberry marshmallow. Savour everything from the prized Claridge's chicken pie to a slice of Venison Wellington, with some Truffled macaroni gratin or Pommes château. Share the essence of Claridge's with family and friends, in the comfort of your own home - and enjoy!

Mitchell Beazley

The Way of Whisky

Dave Broom
Authors:
Dave Broom

Winner of the André Simon John Avery award'This book is incredible' - Alex KratenaAn in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries.Award-winning author and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts. Dave looks at the history and output of each distillery, considering the elements that make that particular whisky what it is, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are crucial to a wider understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven throughout the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.

Kyle Books

Terrariums & Kokedama

Alyson Mowat
Authors:
Alyson Mowat

Terrariums, aeriums and kokedama (Japanese for 'moss ball') have exploded in popularity and making them at home is surprisingly easy and a wonderful way to keep plants in our homes. In this inspirational guide, Alyson Mowat shares her creative ideas for greening up your home and workspace, with 20 projects to make your own botanical beauties and containers to show them off. Alyson guides you through the information and tools you'll need to help cultivate your green thumb, before sharing her tips for making your own unique containers, such as a concrete planter or kokedama tray, choosing the best plants for your space and desired effort, and even includes tips to propagate them. With names such as Through the Looking Glass, Plant-O-Saurus and Hung Up on You, the projects are fun and quirky, bringing the outside in. With Alyson's keen, stylish eye, you can create chic, low-maintenance greenery to cover your home or work.

Mitchell Beazley

The World Atlas of Street Fashion

Caroline Cox
Authors:
Caroline Cox

Discover the inspirational world of global street styles and the fascinating stories behind them, accompanied by hundreds of stunning photographs.Filled with eye-catching images of 100 styles from around the globe, The World Atlas of Street Fashion is a celebration of those who dare to think differently. Written by acclaimed fashion historian Caroline Cox, The World Atlas of Street Fashion celebrates the invention and creativity to be found in fashion all around the globe.From the Chinese skinheads of Beijing to the feminist funkeiras of São Paolo, the raggare of Stockholm to the Junglists of Whistler, this is world street style as you've never seen it before. Organized geographically by continent, this book examines street style in all its international diversity, by tracing the many and varied ways in which it has developed in different regions of the world, from the streets to the catwalk.From the famous to the niche, the rebellious to the downright revolutionary, The World Atlas of Street Fashion offers a ground-breaking portrait of world street style.

Mitchell Beazley

Love Origami!

Ross Symons
Authors:
Ross Symons

Ross Symons is an origami maverick. Shockingly, he has been known to draw faces on some of his animal creations. And his creativity extends to his witty and imaginative photo styling, as he uploads all his latest creations online. And, as you'll discover from this book, he is also a great teacher.From swans to butterflies, flowers to sea shells, this book takes beginners straight to the fun origami projects, and promises maximum satisfaction from a minimum of house spent folding. If you have ever had a go at origami, and gave up after the first try at a crane or a waterbomb base, then this book will be a revelation.Love Origami? Then why not share that love around on social media? Each origami piece in the book has a hashtag link so you can upload your own version to the Love Origami community - and then enjoy viewing a zoo full of paper rhinos from around the world!

Mitchell Beazley

Feasts

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour
Mitchell Beazley

New French Table

Emily Roux, Giselle Roux
Authors:
Emily Roux, Giselle Roux
Kyle Books

Game: New Ways to Prepare, Cook & Cure

Phil Vickery, Simon Boddy
Authors:
Phil Vickery, Simon Boddy

The tempting recipes and expert advice in this book put game firmly back on the menu. Popular TV chef Phil Vickery and award-winning butcher Simon Boddy demystify the subject by showing you how to prepare and cook a whole range of wildfowl, fish, feathered and furred game at home. Phil's inventive and internationally influenced dishes cover everything from Pot Roast Coconut Stuffed Partridge and Spiced Pigeon with Green Lentils to Thai Quail Salad, Japanese Mirin Salmon and Pan-Fried Sea Trout with Warm Tomato Sauce , while Simon guides you through the skills and techniques needed to create everything from Hot Smoked Partridge and Spiced Hare and Chocolate Salami to Venison Bresaola. There are even recipes for more unusual game such as ostrich and squirrel.