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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.

Ilex Press

Spot-the-Difference Architecture

Enjoy stunning shots of the world's favourite buildings in this phenomenal spot-the-difference photographic collection. Each of the 40 challenging puzzles will boost your observation skills while the fun, fact-filled captions will take you on your own architectural guided tour. Travel the globe, from Venice to Beijing, from London to New York. Marvel at the magnitude of the Taj Mahal and be wowed by many more architectural treasures.

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
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
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

Feasts

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour
Mitchell Beazley

New French Table

Emily Roux, Giselle Roux
Authors:
Emily Roux, Giselle Roux

'From traditional family feasts to delightful simple snacks, this is a book to make mealtimes special' - Michel Roux JrSimple family food forms the heart of French gastronomy. In New French Table, mother-and-daughter team Emily and Giselle Roux share a completely fresh take on classic and contemporary recipes, creating a modern bible for today's lifestyle. Drawing upon their experience working in Roux restaurants and fond memories of cooking together, they prove that French food is not only easy and approachable, but light, fresh and bursting with flavour. From the provincial home cooking of the Ardeche to the sweet treats of Brittany, this unique collection of recipes shows how the French kitchen has evolved to suit a modern lifestyle - with delicious recipes for every day; family dinners; lighter soups and salads; new trends; international influences; and big feasts to feed a crowd.

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

Real Mexican

Fiona Dunlop
Authors:
Fiona Dunlop

Explore some of the world's most vibrant and flavourful food with this delicious collection of classic and contemporary Mexican dishes. From the traditional favourites, including Tortilla Rolls in Tomato Sauce, Chilli Bean Soup and Slow-cooked Pork, to innovative new dishes such as Artichoke & Clam Soup and Fig Tarts.

Mitchell Beazley

Oklava

Selin Kiazim
Authors:
Selin Kiazim
Mitchell Beazley

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Zoe Adjonyoh
Authors:
Zoe Adjonyoh
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

Without doubt, Bone Daddies is the coolest ramen bar in London: great music, a buzzing atmosphere and large bowls of steaming ramen. Now you can enjoy the ultimate comfort food at home with 100 recipes from this immensely popular restaurant, including snacks, ramen, buns and more.Discover the depths of flavour that ramen brings - from the rich broth and the delicious noodles to the assortment of toppings, including succulent chasu pork, pulled chicken and fried soft-shell crab. Enjoy classic Tonkotsu, Tomato & chorizo or the Prince of Darkness ramen. Snack on Tenderstem broccoli with yuzu kosho mayo, Salmon kara-age with chilli ponzu and Beef tataki with crispy kale & yuzu miso dressing. Top it all off with Green tea ice cream or a Salted sesame snap.Praise for Bone Daddies:'We ate, in truth, like rabid maniacs' - Grace Dent'A New York-inspired, butched-up ramen-ya with gutsy noodle soup dishes that don't skimp on flavour' - Time Out'If you worship ramen, then Bone Daddies will feed your yen. And if you're a first-timer, prepare for conversion' - Tom Parker Bowles

Ilex Press

Star Wars Crochet Pack

Lucy Collin
Authors:
Lucy Collin