Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl
By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
As featured in the Sunday Express and Evening Standard Must Haves'...a heady and enchanting book and a manifesto of our times ...if you're interested in food, film, fashion or simply fantastic adventures to far-flung places, you'll want to devour Kay Plunkett-Hogge's Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl'.Metro'This eclectic memoir, with its evocative vignettes of life in some of the world's mostvibrant cities, is punctuated with mouthwatering recipes - everything from sashimi with Thai salsaverde to the perfect dry martini'.Daily Mail'...a romp through the life of one-time male model-booker Kay Plunkett-Hogge. There are recipes and checklists peppered among the riotous stories. Dip in and out or read on the train to brighten your commute - it's better than a Berocca fix (and far more entertaining'.delicious.magazine'[A] feisty, funny memoir, interspersed with personal recipes. Best enjoyed with a Martini'.Sainsbury's MagazineWith a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of fashion and film. It is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare. As you read, Kay shares 25 delicious recipes she discovered along the way, from her grandmother's apple crumble to sashimi with Thai salsa verde. Chapters include 10 Things I Learnt in New York, The Comfort of a Roast Chicken and What Would Martha Do? Joyful, witty and occasionally indiscreet, Adventures of A Terribly Greedy Girl is about the benefits of letting your curiosity trump your good sense.
RHS The Urban Gardener
By Matt James
Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.
Stickertopia The Forest
By , Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng
Find yourself in a world of gentle creatures and peaceful forests teeming with natural beauty. Stickertopia The Forest is an interactive book that combines gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of woodland animals, trees and plants that you can use to construct your own world of wonder, one tiny detail at a time. Unleash your creativity, and bring these magical forests to life. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who aspires to take their artworks to a new level of exquisite detail.
By Flora Shedden
A gathering is an easy way of cooking and hosting. It means no pressure, no code of conduct, and everyone - cook included - can actually enjoy themselves. This collection is a mixture of modern dishes, staple snacks, salads and sides, interesting bakes, and puddings perfect to end a feast with. Nothing overly fussy or complicated, just tasty, pretty plates of food.Choose from the chapters led by occasion or pick and choose from dishes such as Sloe Gin Braised Venison, Cocoa Nib Brownies and Redcurrant Pavlovas to put on a spread. There are menu ideas to show you how.CONTENTSMornings Quick & Slow | Menu idea: Autumnal brunchSmall Plates | Menu idea: Spring lunchFood to Fling Together | Menu idea: Riverside picnicFood to Take your Time About | Menu idea: Wandering weekendsEverything Baked | Menu idea: Summer garden partyDrinks & Other Things to Celebrate with | Menu idea: Winter partySweet Plates & Puds | Menu idea: Presents
The Louise Parker Method: Lean for Life
By Louise Parker
THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE LOUISE PARKER METHOD: LEAN FOR LIFEThis year, start a new you eating plan you can maintain for life. Louise Parker shows you how the A-Listers do it.Don't be fooled by vague promises of organic 'clean' eating. Teach yourself to EAT BEAUTIFULLY and EAT LEAN and TRANSFORM YOUR BODY FOREVER.This cookbook not only contains over 120 fuss-free recipes; it arms you with the knowledge to create hundreds of variations so you will never get bored.Praise for Lean for Life:'Louise is the only one out there I trust - she's not holier than thou, yet somehow miraculously gets my reluctant arse into gear and sometimes even keeps it there. I love that her method is NOT a diet - and is genuinely sustainable - so I can have my glass of wine and manage to avoid spending the rest of the week eating cheesy wotsits. She toughens me up without driving me round the bend with kale juice and the more depressing style of sprout. She just gets it. We all use her, because she's discreet and funny and that's really important' - Emma Thompson'Louise Parker, AKA the figure magician, 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'Clever, kind and committed to getting you the best body possible. Louise Parker really does think of everything.' - Tatler'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.' - Independent
Damn Fine Cherry Pie
By Lindsey Bowden
Enjoy the taste of the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks with more than 100 recipes inspired by the show's scenes and characters - including Maple Ham Pancakes, Coffee Donuts, Icelandic Hangikjot, Percolator Fish Supper and Chocolate Chestnut Log. Along the way you'll discover fun facts and features - such as how to tie cherry stems in your mouth, and how to fold origami owls - and a diner jukebox selection inspired by the show that you can enjoy with a slice of damn fine cherry pie.This publication has not been prepared, approved or licensed by any entity or individual that created or produced the well-known TV programme Twin Peaks.
Fundamentals of Photography
By Tom Ang
Tom Ang's Fundamentals of Photography is the definitive handbook for digital and film cameras. With chapters including Fundamentals of Light, The Camera, Capturing Light, Working with Colour and Processing the Image, this book contains comprehensive, readily accessible information on the key aspects of taking and processing photographs. Written by acclaimed photographer and authority on digital photography Tom Ang, and featuring a selection of his most inspiring images, this comprehensive handbook covers the most fundamental photographic topics. This book also deals with important subjects often overlooked in manuals, including critical theory, how to present images, ethical issues, and copyright.
RHS How Do Worms Work?
By Guy Barter
Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and will satisfy all your horticultural curiosity. Packed with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the quirky and whimsical. Feature boxes provide practical guidance, so that you can apply your new-found knowledge to your own garden. Written by the head of the RHS Members' Advisory Service, this book is the ideal gift for fact-loving gardeners with curious minds.
Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food
By Kevin Dundon
Celebrated chef Kevin Dundon takes on time-honoured, traditional dishes and ingredients and gives them a twist as only he can. The result is delicious, easy-going food that is perfect for everything from leisurely dinner with friends to a quick family lunch.Think modern takes on Rib of Beef, Lamb Stew or Brown Soda Bread - all with easy-to-follow instructions for replicating at home and presented against a backdrop of gorgeous country landscapes.Kevin's passion for freshness mixed with both simplicity and flair permeates his cooking. Whether it's a Smoked Fish Chowder or Wicklow Venison in Mulled Wine, Kevin uses simple seasonal ingredients to spectacular effect. Family gatherings - Christmas, Easter, a summer BBQ - are catered for, as well as easy meals for everyday dinners, lunches and brunches. Kevin's magic touch will transform anyone's cooking.Organised into sections such as Soups, Breads, Fish and Seafood, Poultry and Game, Meat, Vegetarian, Salads and Side Dishes, Something Sweet and Storecupboard, Sauces and Stocks, this book will fill you with enthusiasm for fresh ingredients and delicious comfort food.
By Jenny Strebe
Whether you're heading to work, a party or out with friends, 5-Minute Hair has fifty looks that are perfect for busy women everywhere.Hairstylist Jenny Strebe compiles the best classic and modern styles - from a retro bouffant ponytail to a hip stacked side plait - all simple enough to do in under five minutes. With plenty of options for all hair types and lengths, it has never been so easy to try something special, even when you're in a hurry.Packed full of easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous step-by-step photographs and handy timesaving tips and tricks from the professionals, 5-Minute Hair is the perfect book to help you achieve maximum style with minimum fuss.
Le Creuset One-pot Cuisine
What better way to prepare delicious one pot meals than in Le Creuset cast iron cookware? Especially created for the brand's famous cast iron pots and grillpans, this book is bursting with 100 mouth-watering recipes for delicious casseroles, tagines and simple one-pot suppers. Each beautifully illustrated recipe comes with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. From Trout with Bacon and Fennel to Sea Bass in a Salty Crust, Shrimp and Chermoula Tagine to Aubergine Stuffed with Rice, Herbs and Pine Nuts, these delicious and fragrant dishes are sure to delight everyone around the dinner table.
Miller's Art Deco
By Judith Miller
With its streamlined shapes and forward-looking approach, the Art Deco style still looks modern today. In the 1920s and 1930s, designers and craftsmen made innovative use of both natural and man-made materials to produce elegant pieces that broke with tradition and celebrated the future. In this beautifully illustrated guide, antiques expert Judith Miller explores the key makers and pieces of the movement, explaining what to look for as a collector.The book explores all the key collecting areas, with chapters on furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, silver and plastics, prints and posters, rugs and textiles. With clear price codes and biographies of key makers and designers, the book also contains "A Closer Look" and "Good, Better, Best, Masterpiece" features comparing ranges of items from makers and factories.
Rum The Manual
By Dave Broom
Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award.This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.