By Gabe Cook
In Ciderology, Gabe Cook, aka 'The Ciderologist,' leading global cider expert, shares his passion for all things cider (and perry!), with an essential history of the drink and production processes, and a round-the-world tour of the most important and exciting cider makers in operation. You'll find delicious recipes incorporating cider, tasting notes for cider styles that you can try yourself, and a wealth of anecdotes and tales that intermingle fact and myth.A real treat for the drinks enthusiast, inveterate cider lover and cider novice alike, Ciderology contains anything and everything you have ever needed to know about cider.What is Ciderology?- Ciderology is about understanding the way cider making has evolved over the centuries, from the heart of cider country to the new wave of cider makers. - It's about learning how terroir and climate affect the quality of cider, just like a wine; and how to match your favourite dishes with the perfect cider. - It's about wassailing, community and tradition, but is also about the innovative and creative craft cider makers emerging all over the world.
By Trevor Davies
Nowhere is it more apparent that the cat reigns supreme than on Twitter. Having got over the initial disappointment in finding Twitter was nothing to do with budgies, cats have finally taken to tweeting. In the wrong paws the smart phone has been turned into an antisocial network by the dominant feline race. Enjoy their greatest tweets as they point out the failures of other species, the pitfalls of house sharing with humans and other idiots, and where to stick your hashtag.
Crops in Pots
By Bob Purnell
There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients for a salad, pasta dish or stew. The flavour of freshly harvested produce is far superior to anything you can buy in the supermarket. What's more, you have the satisfaction knowing that it was your own handiwork, and you're able to control whether or not to use chemicals.You don't need a huge amount of space in order to get a worthwhile crop. A wide range of edible plants can be grown successfully in containers and many are just as much a delight to the eye as to the tastebuds.This book has 50 great ideas for growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots will be colourful, beautiful to look at and produce plentiful crops.
We're familiar with it as a dinner party and restaurant favourite, but the crème brûlée has in fact been delighting those with a sweet tooth since the mid-17th century, and with its irresistable combination of rich, creamy custard and crunchy burnt sugar, it's not difficult to see why it's one of the world's most famous sweet treats.With this brilliant recipe collection you can try out some inspired and delicious variations on the classic dessert, including Raspberry and champagne, Cranberry and orange and more exotic combinations like Ginger and coconut and Lime and papaya.Even more exciting, you can now wow your guests with savoury brûlées too - delicious flavour combinations include Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato and an indulgent Lobster, caramelized onion and gruyère brûlée.
Who can resist a freshly baked cookie? This collection offers over 100 of the best cookie recipes, including favourites like Triple Choc Cookies, Spicy Gingerbread and Classic Shortbread, as well as a host of more adventurous treats, such as Citrus Cream Clouds, Macadamia, Fig & Ginger Cantuccini, White Chocolate & Lemongrass Cookies and Mint Chocolate Sandwiches. Packed with expert hints and tips to give you perfect results every time, Cookie has everything you need to know for baking success.
By Valerie Barrett
The cake is back! Grab a slice of the action with this mouth-watering selection of different flavours, shapes, designs, and decorations - there's a recipe to suit every taste and occasion!With a good mix of traditional and new recipes, classics and all-time favourites, Cakes Galore is an inspiring addition to any home baker's library. With over 120 recipes there is something for everyone including a special chapter on baking for special diets and healthy eating. Cakes Galore includes a comprehensive introduction to baking cakes, including notes on essential equipment, ingredients and troubleshooting for all your cake-making dilemmas. With gorgeous photography, this adorable gift-size hardback contains inspired ideas for cake decoration.This collection will become your indispensable baking companion, with recipes that take you off the beaten track, including Lavender Madeira Cake, Pistachio, Yogurt and Cardamom Cake and White Chocolate and Amaretto Cheesecake as well as a variety of low-fat options and gluten-free recipes for special diets.Cakes Galore Includes...Grandma's FavouritesAfternoon TeaSpecial Occasion CakesCakes for KidsDessert CakesHealthy & Special Diet Cakes... with tips on methods of cake-making, equipment you'll need and much, much more!
The Classic Cocktail Bible
Whether you're planning a lavish party or just indulging in a nightcap, The Classic Cocktail Bible gives you a range of inspirations to create the exotic and the timeless. Cocktails are soaring in popularity as the nation's tastes grow more sophisticated and people are thirsty for new flavours and experiences. Beautifully illustrated with mouth-watering full colour photography, the book includes long and short drinks, still and sparkling, fruity and refreshing as well as creamy and indulgent - you'll never tire of trying the new concoctions.Includes 200 recipes with age-old classics such as the daiquiri, dry martini, margarita and Long Island ice tea. Each spirit is thoroughly explained to give you advice on selecting what to buy and perfecting its accompaniments. There's also a selection of fantastic insider tips, a full glossary of terms and step-by-step guides to mastering different techniques.A history of the evolution and culture of cocktails immerses you in a more glamorous era and The Classic Cocktail Bible allows you to taste it for yourself.
By Helen Attridge, Abby Foy
In the mood for something cute and sweet? Well, forget about grabbing a cupcake - cake pops are here to stay! There's nothing quite like cake on a stick - these mouthwatering morsels combine all the playfulness of a bite-sized snack with the high-impact flavour that comes when you roll together your favourite cakes and frostings. Add a stick to your cake truffles, coat in chocolate and then let your imagination run wild as you decorate the world's most adorable treats. Cake pops are irresistible and surprisingly easy to make, especially when you follow the step-by-step baking and decorating instructions included in this colourful book. Cake Pops will show you how fun it is to make an army of flower, balloon, duck and penguin pops as well as designs for every occasion with Christmas stockings, Halloween pumpkins and wedding cakes added into the mix. This is the perfect book if you want to have the party of a lifetime or just a snack on the way to the park.
By Jacqueline Bellefontaine
Cast your mind back to your childhood days and awaken your senses and memories with this heart-warming compendium of irresistible cookie recipes, which include: Grandma's Favourites - classic cookie recipes: for example, traditional chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies; Kids Stuff - cookies to tempt tiny taste buds: for example, Peanut butter cookies and giant M&M bites; Holiday cookies - the perfect cookie to celebrate every special occasion: for example, valentine's day; Afternoon tea-sweet and savoury recipes for an afternoon treat: for example, chocolate mint creams and sesame cheese whirls; Gourmet - cookie recipes with that extra special something: for example, lime muscovado sugar cookies and Brazil nut biscotti; and Cookies - cookies with a twist including bar cookies and healthy options: for example, granola, date and honey health bars and apricot and almond slices.
By Gail Wagman
The cupcake is back. This comprehensive collection of all-time classic cupcake recipes contains loads of old favourites to bring back sweet memories of childhood, and a number of new recipes that will have the whole family pleading for more. You'll find staples, such as the brownie cupcake and chocolate peanut butter cupcake, as well as new interpretations of traditional recipes like lemon meringue pie and tiramisu in cupcake form. Author Gail Wagman's creativity with decorating ideas, traditional American ingredients and French joie de vivre make these recipes both unusual and tasty. Including 120 recipes in six chapters, Cupcakes Galore is your one-stop guide to foolproof tasty treats.