Whether you prefer the creamy, mild aromas of a korma or the spicy sensations of a madras, this book provides hundreds of tasty recipes for every curry-lover. From well-known classics to more modern ideas, you'll find something here to suit any taste and occasion. Including handy recipes for curry pastes, rice and other accompaniments, and arranged into easy-reference chapters to help you easily select the perfect dish, Curries is a must for all fans of exotic cuisine.
Champagne and Sparkling Wines
By Susie Barrie
Wine stores now stock a multitude of sparkling wine styles from around the world - from Champagne to cava to good Australian fizz. Susie Barrie brings you bang up-to-date with the range of sparkling wines available and explains how to pick the perfect sparkling wine every time for all your celebratory occasions. She describes the differences in production techniques and compares traditional and modern "New World" styles. The book is packed with fact boxes giving tips on recommended sparkling wine producers, how best to serve the wines, and how to match them with food. This is a practical and easy-to-use guide to enjoying sparkling wine in its many guises.
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.
By James Martin
James Martin is famous for his easy-to-follow recipes. Now, finally, you can find your favourite James Martin recipes from his previous titles - Eating In with James Martin, James Martin's Great British Dinners, James Martin's Easy British Food, James Martin's Great British Winter Cookbook and Delicious! The Deli Cookbook - all in one place! Dishes range from traditional British classics such as Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Steak and Kidney Pie and Spotted Dick and Custard to more recent favourites that have been imported from abroad, such as Pizza Margherita, Chicken Kiev and Black Forest Gateau. James simplifies traditionally complex recipes and focuses on easy dishes to make this book perfect for even the most inexperienced home cook.
By Sebby Holmes
Sebby Holmes's adventurous approach has made his London pop-ups a huge success. In Cook Thai, he features the dishes that have seen crowds queuing round the block, perfectly adapted to suit the home cook. For Sebby, Thai food is not a special occasion cuisine, it's a delicious, varied and exciting style of food that can be eaten every day. His recipes use ingredients that can be easily be found in supermarkets, and include essential pastes, dips and pickles that can then be used as a starting point to explore this fragrant cuisine, as well as small bites such as Tiger Prawn and Sweet Potato Fritters, stir-fries such as Sticky Pork Belly with Salted Roast Pumpkin and impressive sharing dishes such as Grilled Whole Seabass with Coconut Chilli Jam. A genuinely modern cookery book providing a refreshing, eclectic mix of southeast Asian dishes.
Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales
By Glynn Purnell
Dishes with names such as Beef Carpaccio with Red Wine Octopus and Sweet and Sour Onions may seem like they belong firmly in the world of classy restaurants, but in this book Glynn Purnell breaks down the kitchen door, sharing his secrets with the home cook - then invites you to stay for the after party. He guides you through an array of dazzling dishes, including Mackerel and Potato Pakoras, Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Chocolate and Passion Fruit Domes - all using affordable ingredients and accessible methods - in between sharing mischievous anecdotes detailing his exploits with his fellow chefs once the kitchen doors are closed. Illustrated with stunning photography throughout, it'll ensure you never look at a cucumber in the same way again.
The Complete Yoga Tutor
By Mark Kan
Mark Kan, one of the UK's leading yoga teachers, demonstrates how this ancient practice will show you the way to radiant health, mind control and peace within one's self and with nature. This practical guide takes you through the practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), shatkarma (cleansing techniques), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and meditation, as they were originally conceived. It Explains the true purpose of yoga: to purify and prepare the body for the mastery of the mind and help you understand the nature of the self, through the awakening of the vital energies: the pranas, the chakras and Kundalini shakti.
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.
By Stephen Bayley
Sources are eclectic, results mixed, but one thing is certain: car design is being forced up an ever tightening spiral of creativity. These machines are memorials of our tastes, yearnings and capabilities. They have layers of meaning and can, as Henry Ford knew, be read like a book... if only you know how. The story of the car is the story of how the objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression.This book tells that story in a series of case studies which reveal national characteristics: American flair, German technical suprematism, French vernacular chic, gorgeous Italian sculpture, English antiquarianism, Japanese ingenuity, Swedish responsibility. Cars featured appear in chronological date order from the 1908 Ford Model T to 2003 BMW 5 Series.The chosen cars will be specially photographed in a uniform style and reproduced in very textured, 4 colour b/w so as to distance this book from the cliches and conventions of specialist automotive publishing and to highlight form and shape. Each picture will be accompanied by a short critical essay including essential historical material together with colourful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive aesthetic appraisal of each vehicle. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.
The Collage Ideas Book
By Alannah Moore
Collage allows your creativity to run riot. It lets you juxtapose disparate elements, styles, and media against each other and create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic, or unsettling. Old and new can be fused together; the digital and hand-made can be combined.What you can create with collage knows no bounds.This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary collage artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every page, you will discover fresh ways of tackling the medium to create work that is original and exciting.
By Jon Turney
For so long, the brain was the great unknown of human biology; an evolved complex of cells, chemicals and electricity, which eluded even the understanding of its own grey matter. Now, in this comprehensive guide, the most complicated concepts from across the field of neuroscience - such as memory, addiction and mind mapping - are broken down into easily understandable bite-sized pieces, to give everyone the chance to understand their own brain. Includes sections on:-The anatomy of the brain-Neurons, synapses and axons - the building blocks of the brain-Differences in male and female development-Modern treatment of mental illness-The effects on the brain of different food and stimulants-Memory, senses, cravings-Fight or flight-Perception and sensation-The future of neuroscience
Comfort: food to soothe the soul
By John Whaite
Comfort food is enjoying a renaissance as people start to shy away from exclusion diets and `clean eating' and embrace the balance of nourishing homemade meals. With the concept of hygge emphasising the importance of enjoying the sensual, warming things in life, cosy cooking has taken on a new life. John's collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen. A champion of comfort food, John Whaite celebrates the simple pleasure of cooking and eating without feeling guilty. Chapters are divided by comfort cravings and include Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast Ramen, Devil Curry, Crab & Sriracha Mac'n'Cheese, Lemon & Pea Barley Risotto, Peanut Butter Brownies and Cinnamon Knots.
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