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Ilex Press

The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games

Peter Leigh
Authors:
Peter Leigh

Remember what a wild frontier the early days of home gaming were? Manufacturers releasing new consoles at a breakneck pace; developers creating games that kept us up all night, then going bankrupt the next day; and what self-respecting kid didn't beg their parents for an Atari or a Nintendo? This explosion of computers, consoles, and games was genuinely unlike anything the tech world has seen before or since.This thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane pulls together the most entertaining stories from this dynamic era, and brings you the classic tech that should never be forgotten.

Kyle Books

Bento Power

Sara Kiyo Popowa
Authors:
Sara Kiyo Popowa
Mitchell Beazley

The Life of Tea

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

This journey to the world's finest teas, captured in extraordinary photography, brings alive the aroma, taste and texture of this drink in all its many nuances, and will give connoisseurs and casual readers alike a much deeper understanding of how great tea is created.Includes sections on botany, cultivation, processing methods and the impact tea has had, and continues to have, on culture. The Life of Tea also follows Michael and Timothy's travels in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, featuring the producers of some of the world's finest teas and the characteristics that make these teas so sought after. This book is the ultimate guide for tea enthusiasts, following the journey from plantation to pot.

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.

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.

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

The Bonsai Beginner's Bible

Peter Chan
Authors:
Peter Chan

The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.

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

New French Table

Emily Roux, Giselle Roux
Authors:
Emily Roux, Giselle Roux
Mitchell Beazley

Feasts

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Ghayour is responsible for making Persian food fashionable, and her new book does not disappoint. It is a joyous celebration of gathering friends and family around a table laden with abundance.' - Sunday Times Ireland '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

Kaukasis The Cookbook

Olia Hercules
Authors:
Olia Hercules
Mitchell Beazley

Chinatown Kitchen

Lizzie Mabbott
Authors:
Lizzie Mabbott

Southeast Asian food is more popular than ever before, but what ARE all those mysterious ingredients in the southeastern section of the supermarket - or, even more so, in your nearest Southeast Asian market? Lizzie Mabbott identifies key ingredients, explains the differences between the 77 types of noodles (not counting "Pot") and tells you how to use them. AND she provides all the recipes you'll need to cook your own delicious meals at home using the tastiest ingredients from China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Japan and all across the region. So tuck in to the authentic (from Grilled Aubergines with Nuoc Cham to Chinese Chive Breads and Korean Summertime Noodles) or the inventive and absolutely delicious (Kimchi Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Tempura Soft-Shell Crab Burgers and Chinese Spag Bol), and cook your way around the Asian supermarket.

Mitchell Beazley

Oklava

Selin Kiazim
Authors:
Selin Kiazim
Mitchell Beazley

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Zoe Adjonyoh
Authors:
Zoe Adjonyoh

"I believe we are on the cusp of an African food revolution. There is a longing to try something that is actually new, not just re-spun, and African cuisines are filling that gap. It's the last continent of relatively unexplored food in the mainstream domain. For too long Africans have kept this incredible food a greedy secret." - Zoe Adjonyoh Ghanian food is always fun, always relaxed and always tasty! From Pan-roasted Cod with Grains of Paradise and Nkruma (Okra) Tempura to Coconut & Cassava Cake and Cubeb Spiced Shortbread, this is contemporary African food for simply everyone. If you're already familiar with good home-cooked Ghanaian food, you'll find new ways to incorporate typical flavours - such as plenty of fresh fish and seafood, hearty salads and spices with a kick. If you're new to it, you'll no doubt be surprised and delighted at the relative ease of cooking these tempting dishes. Most of the ingredients are easy to come by at supermarkets or local shops, and the recipes are super flexible - you can take the basic principles and adapt them easily to what you have available in your cupboard or fridge. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen will help you bring something truly exciting and flavour-packed to the kitchen. Get ready to bring African food to the masses.

Mitchell Beazley

Fress

Emma Spitzer
Authors:
Emma Spitzer

Fress (Yiddish): 'to eat copiously and without restraint' 'Fress, the knockout debut cookbook from Emma Spitzer, a 2015 finalist on Britain's 'Masterchef' show, seamlessly blends Ashkenazic and Sephardic culinary heritage ... Spitzer is a Brighton-born travel business entrepeneur who now caters and teaches cooking classes ... her voice is that of a home cook privileged to be a part of the new food world order, acknowledging her Russian roots, her mother-in-law's Israeli feasts, British celebrity chef John Torode and cookbook author Claudia Roden. There's a touch of Yotam Ottolenghi in the book's images - vegetables that look lush and savoury on the plate. Props to the styling team, who make even beef-stuffed artichokes look handsome.'The Washington PostEmma Spitzer's style of cooking is unfussy and uncomplicated, extracting the maximum flavour from the humblest of ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. For Fress, her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law. Big on flavour and spice, Fress is full of happy, sociable food to feed the soul.

Mitchell Beazley

Bone Daddies: The Cookbook

Ross Shonhan, Tom Moxon
Authors:
Ross Shonhan, Tom Moxon
Mitchell Beazley

World Atlas of Tea

Krisi Smith
Authors:
Krisi Smith