Cooking at Home
By Dan Doherty
Dan Doherty is a judge on the BBC1's primetime series, Britain's Best Home Cook, alongside Mary Berry.'There's serious talent in this kitchen' - Tom Parker Bowles, the Mail on Sunday'Food should be pleasurable to cook and rewarding to feed to others, without being overly complicated or fussy. I think there's something here for everyone and every event too.' - Dan DohertyFrom a Friday-night snack to a slap-up feast, lunch box ideas to killer desserts, award-winning tv chef Dan Doherty shares crowd-pleasing recipes inspired by his favourite dishes to make at home. This is comfort food with a twist - nourishing, reliable recipes with Dan's individual stamp on each dish.Dan's recipes will inspire you to spend more time in the kitchen whatever the occasion, be it a Tuesday night supper of Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chilli Bake or Butterflied Herby Lamb Leg Roast followed by Brown Butter Cheesecake to impress friends at a dinner party.
Chetna's Healthy Indian
By Chetna Makan
We all know there is more to Indian food than just curries; it can also be really healthy, fresh and super delicious. Chetna's Healthy Indian contains home cooking at its best - straightforward methods, very few ingredients, crowd pleasing flavours, nourishment and comfort. It draws upon inspiration from Chetna's family and friends, creating realistic recipes for midweek, after work, busy weekends or when you simply want to look after yourself with wholesome food.You'll find 80 delicious recipes that require minimum time and effort, including Onion & whole spice chicken curry, Tandoori pan-fried sea bream, Paneer & cavalo nero saag and Baked cardamom & pistachio yogurt pots.Inspired by Indian cuisine, Chetna's Healthy Indian is proof that healthy food does not need to be health food, and convenient meals can be good for you, too.
Eat It Anyway
By Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison
'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.' - Virginia Woolf.The definition of 'healthy eating' has been chewed up, spat out and re-digested enough times to make Joe Public give up and seek out their nearest branch of McDonald's. Our mindless obsession with eating 'right' is such that we're now more concerned about what our Instagram followers think of a poorly lit picture of our dinner than we are of its effect on our own palate. Or, indeed, our happiness. We seem to be living in a time where we no longer eat with our hearts, emotions or heritage - but with what our waistlines (and followers) in mind.Not Plant Based are on a mission to help you love food again. The principle is very simple: eat what you like and don't worry about it. It's a menu that's especially delicious, 'guilt-free' and requires a hell of a lot less money spent in health food shops. Throughout the book, Laura and Eve call on experts to debunk myths and provide a balanced exploration of our attitude towards food, with some delicious recipes thrown in along the way. They discuss their own experiences of eating disorders and offer personal tips and coping mechanisms to help rid you of anxiety linked to food. No one is saying healthy eating is bad; there is simply a lot of misleading information out there. More to the point, food is so much more in the grand scheme of life than health: it's family, friends, enjoyment and memories. So go on, take a bite out of Eat It Anyway and learn to love your food all over again. It's SO mouth-wateringly good - we bet you'll be back for seconds.
By Matt Pritchard
** FROM THE BBC'S FIRST EVER VEGAN COOKERY PROGRAMME **From the ex presenter of the cult TV show Dirty Sanchez, Matt Pritchard, comes the BBC's first ever (and long overdue) vegan cookery programme and accompanying book. In this television tie-in, Matt shows you just how easy and cheap it can be to go vegan and how the right nutrition can help you perform better in all aspects of life. Discover more than 80 cracking recipes for proper healthy vegan food - none of this Michelin Star sh*t - such as the Full vegan pile up, Squash & shroom momos with yuzu dip, Crispy bang-bang tofu, peanut & chilli stir-fry, Creamy peppercorn & mushroom pie and Maple, orange & chocolate baklava. In Dirty Vegan, Matt is set a challenge to create vegan food for certain groups of people with specific nutritional needs - a women's rugby team, OAPs, teenagers and emergency services (mountain rescue). He examines the science behind the ingredients, such as egg and meat alternatives, to create nutritious dishes to suit all ages, tastes and cravings. Chapters include:1. Morning Kickstarters2. Quick Hits & Gobfuls3. Rabbit Food4. Belly Warmers5. Proper Main Munch6. The Main's Best Mate7. Sweet Stuff ** Praise for Dirty Vegan **'This book is packed with uncomplicated, delicious recipes' - BBC Good Food'Dirty Vegan's hearty, casually presented and flavour-packed recipes should find universal appeal' - Waitrose Magazine 'Vegan food is far from boring and doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favourite indulgent treats. Which is why we'll be whipping up some of the seriously tasty dishes in Dirty Vegan' - Heat Magazine
Louise Parker: The 6 Week Programme
By Louise Parker
'Louise Parker's programmes have helped Oscar-nominated film stars, royals and other movers and shakers.' - Mail on Sunday'Louise Parker has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.' - Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method, an unbelievable client list and years of experience.' - Good Housekeeping'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.' - Independent'Louise is the only one out there I trust' - Emma ThompsonThis book is for anyone truly wanting to change the way they live, reclaim their health and in doing so discover a body that's lean, strong and sustained with ease. It's about being the best version of yourself, being confident and happy in your skin and absolutely loving the way you live. I'm about to guide you through the first six weeks of a lifestyle overhaul, where you make yourself a priority and where your new habits will set you free.' - Louise Parker, bestselling author of The Louise Parker Method and Lean for Life: The CookbookLouise Parker's 6-Week Programme is a guided, motivational programme for transforming your body and enjoying the results for life. Week by week, you'll follow each of the four pillars of Louise's Method: eat beautifully, live well, think successfully and work out intelligently. You'll experience a complete mind-body reset and focus on acquiring the habits key to long-term success.PRAISE FOR LOUISE PARKER: THE SIX WEEK PROGRAMME 'It sounds not only doable but delightful' - The Telegraph '[Louise Parker is] a modern wellness guru'- The Telegraph
By Jenny Dean
This practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, offers information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs. This comprehensive book outlines how to: Select fibres and plant parts Choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing Obtain a range of gorgeous colours from every plant.Wild Colour is the all-in-one resource for fibre enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers and weavers gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential for it.
The Vintage Tea Party Book
By Angel Strawbridge
AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4'S HIT TV SERIES ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU 'The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion.' - Glamour (SA)'Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree...' - the IndependentAngel Strawbridge cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party!The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den or Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company, originally founded in East London where it spent years wowing its clientele with unforgettable tea parties from a bygone era. In 2015, the company (and Angel) relocated to the beautiful Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in France, and now offers fairytale vintage weddings, among other unique celebrations. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book.As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations!AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party.EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve.STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!
Higgidy: The Cookbook
By Camilla Stephens
Higgidy is known for its scrumptious pies and tarts. In this updated edition of their debut cookbook, co-founder and chief pie maker Camilla Stephens ventures beyond pastry with new recipes for healthy and delicious frittatas and more. Also included of course are mouth-watering Higgidy classics such as Chicken Pot Pie, the Best Quiche Lorraine and Salted Pecan Fudge Pie.From chapters on Simple Suppers and Crafty Quiches to Party Pies and Sweet Treats, all your cooking needs are covered, so you can enjoy a Simple Fish Pie for an after-work supper, Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Tart for a summer picnic, Little Hot Dog Rolls and Mini Chorizo and Chilli Tartlets for a party and a Chocolate Snowflake Tart for a wintry treat.With Camilla's expert guidance on foolproof pastry techniques added in, this is a wonderful source of heartwarming recipes for family and friends.
By Dominic Roskrow
What can we expect from the best whiskey producers in America today? Whiskey America showcases some of the most exciting new styles of whiskey and why they are so special. With fascinating interviews with some of the leading characters in the recent distilling revolution, this absorbing book relates the stories of how successful lawyers, doctors and city slickers made the life-changing decision to turn their backs on conventional careers to pursue the 'good life' of making spirits in the most far-flung outreaches of America. And thank goodness they did, because this new generation of distillers not only customized conventional whiskey styles but also invented new ones never seen before. Whiskey America investigates how best to enjoy the new whiskies - in cocktails, with food, mixed or straight - and looks forward to where these exciting American spirits are going next.
RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists
By Matthew Biggs
Botanists are the trailblazers who first discovered how plants work and collected from around the world many of the species that we find in our gardens today. This informative and beautiful guide presents the stories of 35 plant collectors and gardening pioneers of the past and present, including Joseph Banks, Asa Gray and Marianne North.Arranged in chronological order, each profile covers one botanist, presenting their life story, discoveries and legacy, while special feature pages reveal their secrets, exploring the qualities that brought them success and showing what ordinary gardeners can learn from them.Illustrated with beautiful period botanical watercolours and vibrant photographs, RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists will provide inspiration and practical guidance for gardeners of all levels, from successful plant cultivation to adding interest to your garden.
Gin: The Manual
By Dave Broom
'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive'Huffington PostIn recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex.Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover:- How gin is made- What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour- What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is- How you drink them to maximise your pleasure- Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!)The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
Creative Vegetable Gardening
By Joy Larkcom
'Larkcom is a marvellous grower and writer, and so inspirational. This book not only offers her many years of wisdom on how to grow edible plants, but also shows many ways of doing so as beautifully as possible.' Monty Don, Daily MailJoy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours and forms of vegetables, herbs and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.
RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs?
By Guy Barter
RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs assists with all of the most common problems encountered in a garden - as well as some slightly more unusual ones. The RHS's Chief Horticulturist, Guy Barter, provides expert advice, responding to the questions posed by thousands of gardeners every year.This entertaining and informative guide provides a wealth of information. Feature boxes of interesting facts enable you to really get to grips with the issue at hand.As the cause of a problem is not always apparent, the main symptom is used as the starting point in each section, enabling you to troubleshoot all your garden problems. This is not a dull reference book full of lists - it is an easy-to-read and amusing look at how we battle with nature in our gardens, showing you how to either come out top or to surrender with dignity.