Hamlyn QuickCook: Italian
By Joy Skipper
The food of Italy remains one of the most popular cuisines in the world, providing fresh flavours and ingredients in delicious combinations. Now Quickcook: Italian shows you how to make 360 wonderfully authentic and regional dishes in as little as 30, 20 or 10 minutes. The collection includes much-loved classics such as pasta and pizza with delicious new twists to suit cooks working to tight schedules. It's a definitive guide - and perfect aid - for busy cooks who understand that there's no food more delicious or attractive than that from an Italian kitchen.
Hamlyn QuickCook: Cakes & Bakes
By Jo McAuley
This wonderful collection of 360 great tasting recipes is perfect for anyone who wants to know how to make perfect cakes and bakes in record-breaking time. Its clever layout will ensure that you'll always be able to make wonderful treats from savoury biscuits and muffins to sweet cupcakes, traybakes, pies and tarts. If you're pressed for time, then the 10-minute options provide clever short-cuts, and if you have a little longer then the 30-minute versions will show you how to add something a bit more special.
By Joanna Farrow
Make fish an exciting dish with one of these delicious recipes from around the world. From Salt and Pepper Squid and Japanese Sushi Cones to traditional Spanish Paella and Fisherman's Pie, "Fish" contains over 80 mouth watering classic and contemporary recipes. Learn everything you need to know to cook great-tasting fish, from buying to cleaning, gutting to filleting, plus simple preparation techniques that will guarantee success every time. Step-by-step photography, clear instructions and professional tips make cooking fish and seafood easy, and with delectable accompaniments such as Lemon and Caper Mash, Chunky Chips and Tartare Sauce, fish will be everyone's favourite.
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How to Play Poker
By Peter Arnold
More than 250 illustrations, charts, and tables make understanding poker concepts simple. Beginners will see how cards and hands are ranked and how to bet and bluff, and they' ll master shuffling techniques and find out proper table etiquette. Intermediates can practice chip management, learn to recognize opponents' strengths and weaknesses, and discover smart strategies for both good hands and bad. Players will also benefit from the tactical discussions of variations of Draw Poker, Hold' Em, Five- and Seven-Card Stud Poker, and other casino games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Red Dog, Slippery Sam-- even Gin Rummy. The full glossary of terminology can get anyone up to speed.