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The Cardamom Trail

By Chetna Makan
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Chetna Makan
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites.Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.
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Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

By Diana Henry
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Diana Henry
In this culinary exploration of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa, Diana Henry has gathered together dishes that combine exotic flavours in ways long forgotten - or never discovered - in many Western kitchens. Colourful, aromatic and perfumed ingredients, from leathery pomegranates, with their insides bursting with ruby seeds, to flower-waters that allow you to drink in the scent of a garden, combine to bring an intoxicating whiff of the exotic to your table and pleasure to your kitchen. The core ingredients of these cuisines are increasingly available so dishes such as Chermoula-marinated Tuna, Fennel, Pomegranate and Feta Salad, and Lavender, Orange and Almond Cake are both delicious and accessible to cook.
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Create and Construct: Super Structures in MINECRAFT

By Kirsten Kearney
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Kirsten Kearney
Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is today a global phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world. Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities showcases the towering heights of this creative freedom, featuring incredible cityscapes from master builders that have been years in the making.From sprawling urban metropolises to otherwordly fantasy kingdoms, the vistas featured in this book are many and varied. Step-by-step tutorials are included for readers to create structures and features within, such as helicopters, lamp posts, famous landmarks, historical castles, super slides, big wheels, and more. An introductory section gives new players the essentials - how to get started, an explanation of different game modes, and a guide to crafting - while a directory of materials acts as a quick reference of the resources available for the more seasoned Minecrafters. With builds to suit all skills levels, Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities will appeal to all fans of the game.
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Chriskitch: Big Flavours from a Small Kitchen

By Chris Honor, Laura Washburn Hutton
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Chris Honor, Laura Washburn Hutton
'It is fresh, innovative ad delicious.'The Telegraph'Stripped-back and simple....every dish carries flavour and texture'The Sunday Times'You know this food, this shameless, sensory largess, will make you feel very good about yourself'Jay Rayner, The Observer'Fresh, innovative and delicious'The Telegraph - Book of the week'A nailed-on culinary genius running the most rewarding small local restaurant I have encountered in years'Giles CorenAustralian-born chef Chris Honor has been hailed by Giles Coren of The Times as 'a nailed-on culinary genius', running 'the most rewarding small local restaurant I have encountered in years'. His recipes for great salads, sweet and savoury bakes, soups and wonderful sharing plates are highly original, but really simple to create at home, and with American food writer Laura Washburn Hutton he shares 100 of his most memorable recipes. Chris writes: 'What this book will offer the reader is an education in balancing taste and texture, with plenty of visual inspiration. It is as much guidebook as cookery book because I don't necessarily think in terms of recipes, I think in terms of combinations. Mix up the flavours and textures and, at the same time, make it appeal to the eye. Be generous, make it unpredictable; this is what I do. My book will teach the reader to do this too.'
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Create & Construct: Incredible Minecraft Cities

By Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz
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Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz
Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is today a global phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world. Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities showcases the towering heights of this creative freedom, featuring incredible cityscapes from master builders that have been years in the making.From sprawling urban metropolises to otherwordly fantasy kingdoms, the vistas featured in this book are many and varied. Step-by-step tutorials are included for readers to create structures and features within, such as helicopters, lamp posts, famous landmarks, historical castles, super slides, big wheels, and more. An introductory section gives new players the essentials - how to get started, an explanation of different game modes, and a guide to crafting - while a directory of materials acts as a quick reference of the resources available for the more seasoned Minecrafters. With builds to suit all skills levels, Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities will appeal to all fans of the game.
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Chinatown Kitchen

By Lizzie Mabbott
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Lizzie Mabbott
South-East Asian food is more popular than ever before, but what ARE all those mysterious ingredients in the South-Eastern section of the supermarket - or, even more so, in your nearest South-East Asian market or supermarket? 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, pan-South-East Asian meals at home.
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Couture Cupcakes

By Eric Lanlard
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Eric Lanlard
Under the guidance of master patissier Eric Lanlard and fashion designer Patrick Cox, the cupcake receives a seductive makeover in this creative and innovative book. It features more than 60 ravishing recipes for fabulous cupcakes with recipes including Key Lime Cupcakes, Fat-free Jasmine & Violet Cupcakes and of course Bling Cupcakes. Edgy design and striking graphic photography make this a completely delicious new take on the world's most popular cake.
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Complete Puppy & Dog Care

By Dr Bruce Fogle
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Dr Bruce Fogle
Whether you're buying a pedigree puppy or rescuing a crossbreed, in Complete Puppy & Dog Care, practising vet Dr Bruce Fogle tells you all you need to know to keep your dog happy. From which breed to choose, to tips for helping your dog bond with the family, as well as health advice and information on nutrition, training and playing, this book really has everything you need to know.In Complete Puppy & Dog Care, Dr Bruce Fogle shares the benefit of his 40 years' clinical expertise. Find out how to make the most of your relationship with your dog and look after its health and wellbeing. Choose from the best breeds for a wide range of lifestyles from apartment dweller to allergy sufferer. Assess your dog's personality and ensure a stress-free homecoming for all the family. Solve all familiar and less common problems from dog training, to feeding, exercise, aggression and fearfulness.Packed with information, Complete Puppy & Dog Care includes latest technology such as DNA testing for genetic predisposition to illness.
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Creative Vegetable Gardening

By Joy Larkcom
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Joy Larkcom
Joy 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.
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A Change of Appetite

By Diana Henry
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Diana Henry
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Compost

By Clare Foster
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Clare Foster
In this new edition of her hands-on guide to the art of composting, House & Garden garden editor, Clare Foster, shows you how to build a compost box, select the best ingredients and put the resulting organic compost to the best use in your outdoor space.By taking some dead leaves, grass cuttings and old banana skins and enlisting the help of bacteria, insects and nature, you can improve and enrich your soil, feed your plants and nourish your vegetables, restoring the natural balance of life in your garden.
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Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots
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Levi Roots
In the 2009 BBC2 programme, Caribbean Food Made Easy, Levi Roots travelled around the UK and the Caribbean and revealed how delicious Caribbean food can be prepared at home with easy-to-prepare, mouth-watering recipes using fresh, healthy and readily-available ingredients. This accompanying cookbook includes 100 delicious Caribbean recipes, including all of those that appeared on the TV programme.
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Chocolat

By Eric Lanlard
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Eric Lanlard
'The dark stuff is the heart of the matter in Erica Lanlard's latest - and, dare we say, greatest - cookery book, Chocolat. It's a beautiful collection of recipes, but they're far more than just eye candy: they're deceptively easy to make and they really work.' -- Sweet ThingsMaster Patissier Eric Lanlard shares more than 100 of his favourite recipes that use the ingredient he loves the most - chocolate. As a young patisserie chef, Eric was taught how to make chocolate and he went on to train as an apprentice chocolatier. He has since been fascinated with this ingredient, making it his mission to master the techniques of moulding, blending, shaping and baking with chocolate.Now you can share Eric's passion as he reveals his tried-and-tested techniques with this new selection of chocolate-based recipes, from quick bakes, cakes and simple sauces to show-stopping party pieces and after-dinner treats, all with easy-to-follow methods and helpful tips. With foolproof recipes and gorgeous photography by Kate Whitaker, this is a must-have cookbook for chocolate-lovers everywhere.From the Bakery features everyday treats such as Devilish Chocolate Brownies, Pain au Chocolat as well as a few classics inspired by Eric s travels including Chocolate Kouglof and Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti.Desserts & Puddings is where Eric showcases his trademark glamour in his baking, with Gateau Opera and Chocolate Millefeuille as well as family favourites including Proper Chocolate Mousse, Hot Chocolate Soufflé and Chocolate and Banana Tart.Truffles & Treats include sweet treats from Old-fashioned Truffles to Chocolate Toffee, before Drinks, Sauces & Spreads where you can make your own homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread, as well as indulge in a selection of chocolate-based drinks and cocktails.
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Candy Kittens

By Jamie Laing
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Jamie Laing
Get ready for a major sugar high as hearthrob candyman Jamie Laing makes all your sweetest dreams come true with this collection of cute and delicious sweet recipes from the Candy Kittens boutique. Loads of gorgeous ideas for whatever you're doing, whether you're partying hard or just hanging with friends. Take a break from tanning with a delicious Peach, raspberry and cream ice pop, or whip up some Rhubarb and custard milkshakes for your girly catch-up. Relive your childhood too, with sour watermelon sweets and sherbet dib dabs. And when there's something to celebrate, do it in style with the unforgettable Strawberry vanilla rainbow layer cake or the luscious Chocolate peanut butter ice cream sundae. Don't forget to add a sense of style with exclusive Chelsea treats, including Trillionaire's shortbread, Macarons, Eton Mess cupcakes, Marshmallow fluff and a fabulous Townhouse that you can build from gingerbread!
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Container Gardening

Published in association with the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Container Gardening offers advice on creating impressive partnerships of pots and plants for every style of container and every size of garden.With more than 525 species and varieties of container plants you'll discover clever ways to transform your garden's design using everything from self-watering pots to hanging baskets.Learn the smartest ways to display and keep plants and which are the must have pots for edible, ornamental, and long-term schemes in tubs baskets & boxes. Beautifully illustrated with inspirational photography and clear step-by-step drawings you'll save money, time and avoid the pitfalls all year round.
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  • Creative Makers: Simple Crochet

    By Sara Sinaguglia
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    Sara Sinaguglia
    Portable, pretty and quick to learn - crochet is back in vogue and Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for in and around the home. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters and bags to toys, scarves and her now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of richly coloured yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful!
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  • Creative Makers: Simple Sewing with Lola Nova

    By Alexandra Smith
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    Alexandra Smith
    Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm is the chance to rediscover the skills of our grandmothers and to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated craft blogger, Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafternooner. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding junk shops and jumble sales for material to transform into gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.
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    Complete Bordeaux

    By Stephen Brook
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    Stephen Brook
    The wines of Bordeaux are universally recognized as being among the finest in the world and in this fully revised and updated edition of his classic text, renowned wine expert Stephen Brook provides an unrivalled survey of the region and its wines. The Complete Bordeaux offers detailed information on the many communes and appellations of Bordeaux as well as descriptions and assessments of all its major properties. As well as incisive portraits of the leading properties and their produce, Stephen Brook provides a detailed look at Bordeaux's lesser-known areas and chateaux. There is also an invaluable vintage guide to the last four decades. Bordeaux encapsulates an incredible 13,000 wineries throughout 54 appellations and this book includes a thorough explanation of Bordeaux's history, terroir, and winemaking styles.
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    Cox Cookies & Cake

    By Eric Lanlard
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    Eric Lanlard
    'Yes him. The one who makes the shoes. So you know these cupcakes are going to be sexy and great to serve at parties' - The Independent'The coolest cakes on earth' - Elizabeth Hurley'If anyone was going to make cupcakes even more fabulous it would be Patrick & Eric' - Kylie Minogue Under the expert guidance of Patrick Cox and Eric Lanlard, cupcakes have received a sultry and seductive makeover, and Cox Cookies & Cake is far sexier than the average cake shop. The edgy atmosphere of its Soho home is ravishingly reflected in the cakes it produces - from Mrs Nickolchuk's Nanaimo squares to cupcakes bejewelled with skulls and gothic black frosting. Oozing sexy Soho, this book features 80 recipes from classic Bling cupcakes and chunky chocolate chip cookies to all-time favourite cheesecakes and brownies. Edgy design and graphic photography make this a voluptuous and completely delicious new take on cakes.Contents Includes...Foreword by Sir Elton John & David FurnishNutty & Chocolatey cupcakesFruity CupcakesRich & Spicy Cupcakes Guilt-Free CupcakesStyling CupcakesCookiesBars & Biscuits.... And much more!
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    Complete Cat Care

    By Dr Bruce Fogle
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    Dr Bruce Fogle
    In this book of five chapters, Dr Bruce Fogle explains everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy cat, and a happy owner. In chapter one Bruce introduces the cat breeds that make the best and most popular pets, explains the differences in life expectancy and health of various breeds. In Chapter two, he explains how to bring home a new cat and how to organise the first days at home, to include feeding, bedding, going out and meeting the rest of the family. Chapter three covers training and housetraining your cat, and the secrets of happy play. Chapter four explains the inner psychology of the cat, why it does what it does. Chapter five covers health: from body maintenance to choosing a vet, health problems and dealing with emergencies.
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