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The Wagamama Cookbook

By Hugo Arnold
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Hugo Arnold
True to the 'positive eating, positive living' ethos of Wagamama's idiosyncratic chain of noodle restaurants, this official collection of recipes shares the secret of the hallmark culinary minimalism that has won it instant cult status worldwide. The distinctive Wagamama flavour originates from the traditional 200-year-old ramen (noodle) shops of Japan which guarantee nourishment with ingredients that cleanse and nurture the mind and body. Suitable for meat-eaters, seafood lovers and vegetarians alike, the 120 recipes have been specially created by the people behind Wagamama's unique house style and concentrate on cooking fresh, quality ingredients in a way that retains maximum flavour and nutrition. With mouth-watering recipes for appetisers and side dishes, hearty soups and stir-fries, and exotic sweet-rice desserts and juices, plus hints and tips on ingredients, equipment, cooking techniques and structuring a meal, this unique collection means that the stylish Wagamama experience is now yours to take home.Whether you want to impress the health-conscious dinner guest or simply feed family and friends good, wholesome meals, this book allows you to recreate the best of Japanese cooking with a selection of delicious, low-fat, one-pot meals which are easy on your time and budget as well as your waistline.
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Wagamama Ways With Noodles

By Hugo Arnold
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Hugo Arnold
Ways with Noodles takes its inspiration from Wagamama's core expertise - noodles: how to cook, serve and eat them. Hugely versatile, noodles turn up in soups, side dishes, as a nest for meat, fish or vegetables, as a bed for curry or in a salad. They can be stir-fried or dressed, or poached in a heady broth, aromatics being provided by freshly chopped herbs. And they are healthy too: high in complex carbohydrates, low in fat, while most recipes make much use of fresh vegetables and fish. Try the mouthwatering recipes, which include Wide-Ribbon Hot-Pot with Seven Vegetables, Chargrilled Chicken, Soba and Miso Soup, and Marinated Salmon Ramen. Look no further for delicious noodle recipes for every occasion, from appetisers to family meals to elegant dinner party dishes.
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Walking in the Rain

By , Yolanda Kettle
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Yolanda Kettle
Getting lost and feeling found...'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' John Muir, John of the MountainsWalking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalising as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Discover the wonderful things that can happen when you set out on two feet.Studies show a strong link between the mental state while walking and innovative ideas or strokes of insight. From Aristotle's strolls with his students to Steve Jobs's famous walking meetings, walking not only inspires creativity but also attention, presence and perspective. Taking your mind for a walk nourishes connection with yourself, it allows exploration of the self and the world around us and invigorates all of our senses. Walk to welcome the day"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." - Henry David ThoreauWalk to get some perspective"I'd walk and think about my entire life. I'd find my strength again, far from everything that had made my life ridiculous." - Cheryl StrayedWalk to become more present"Suddenly I came out of my thoughts to notice everything around me again-the catkins on the willows, the lapping of the water, the leafy patterns of the shadows across the path." - Rebecca Solnitdept.store for the mind is the exciting new creative venture by Sophie Howarth, co-founder of the School of Life. The Department Store for the Mind is a place to explore the world inside your head: a vast and unique terrain of thoughts, ideas, emotions and memories. Discover more at www.deptstoreforthemind.com(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group
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  • Wallace & Gromit Querkles

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    Thomas Pavitte's amazing Querkles are an exciting twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children, and have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is an amazing picture, waiting to be revealed!Featuring the beloved characters of Aardman's Wallace & Gromit movies, this book provides hours of creative colouring fun for fans of all ages. Along with several portraits of our cheese-eating inventors you will discover a collection of curious characters from the films including Feathers the Penguin, the moon robot and Shaun the Sheep. Choose your own colour scheme or use the suggested palette for your Querkle, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking portrait that you can easily remove and display.
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    The Wallpaper Colouring Book

    By Gemma Latimer, Jessica Stokes
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    Gemma Latimer, Jessica Stokes
    If you love to colour, and enjoy experimenting with palettes and combinations, then this surprising and beautiful colouring book is for you. Discover twenty wallpapers in classic designs spanning the decades, from the 18th century to the present day. For each design there are several options to try different colour combinations, and in addition, each is accompanied by a room furnished for the era. The walls are yours to complete in the colours of your choice. And watch out for signs of their occupants: they have left a few clues!
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    Wartime Farm

    By Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alexander Langlands
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    Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alexander Langlands
    During World War Two Britain had to look to the land to provide the produce it had previously shipped in from abroad, meaning huge changes on both the agricultural and domestic scenes. Accompanying an 8-part BBC series and written by the three presenters who spend a year living on a reconstructed farm from the era, Wartime Farm sets these changes within a historical context and looks at the day-to-day life of that time. Exploring a fascinating chapter in Britain's recent history, we see how our predecessors lived and thrived in difficult conditions with extreme frugality and ingenuity. From growing your own vegetables and keeping chickens in the back yard, to having to 'make do and mend', many of the challenges faced by wartime Britons have resonance today. Fascinating historical detail and atmospheric story-telling make this a truly compelling read.
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    Washing up is Good for you

    By , Yolanda Kettle
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    Yolanda Kettle
    When you let yourself focus on any activity, however mundane, when you feel the warm water running over your hands and each dish as you make it clean, your mind begins to settle and stress levels come down. You are in the moment. Everything is as it should be. In the morning when you make your bed, you set the tone for the day. In the evening as you chop vegetables you create a rhythm. And as you clear clutter from the surfaces of your home, so you create space in your mind. When we open ourselves up to seeing it, suddenly there is beauty everywhere in our daily lives.One of the Fives Ways to Wellbeing identified by the New Economics Foundation, and utilised by the major mental health charity Mind, is simply 'taking notice'. Reminding ourselves to take notice broadens our awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. And studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances our sense of wellness. It promotes appreciation and making the most of everything that we have.Tend your mind, tend your world.dept.store for the mind is the exciting new creative venture by Sophie Howarth, co-founder of the School of Life. The Department Store for the Mind is a place to explore the world inside your head: a vast and unique terrain of thoughts, ideas, emotions and memories. Discover more at www.deptstoreforthemind.com(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group
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  • The Watercolour Ideas Book

    By Joanna Goss
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    Joanna Goss
    Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do!This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.
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    The Way of Whisky

    By Dave Broom
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    Dave Broom
    Winner of the André Simon John Avery award'This book is incredible' - Alex KratenaAn in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries.Award-winning author and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts. Dave looks at the history and output of each distillery, considering the elements that make that particular whisky what it is, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are crucial to a wider understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven throughout the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.
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    Web Animation: Start Here!

    By Graham Davis
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    Graham Davis
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    Web Colour: Start Here!

    By Keith Martin
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    Keith Martin
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    Web Design Start Here

    By Stefan Mischook
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    Stefan Mischook
    Web Design Start Here takes you from novice to fully fledged web designer in just 224 pages. From planning, design, development and testing, to promotion, search engine optimization and vistor analytics, the book covers every stage with concise explanations, clear illustrations and plenty of useful and memorable tips along the way. The reader learns a no-nonsense approach to open-source design, covering HTML5 and CSS3, and is introduced to Javascript and PHP. They are also taught how to find, insert, and customise pieces of downloadable code to make their site more dynamic. Each chapter ends with a mini project to enable the reader to practice their new skills. By the end of the book they will have the knowledge and confidence to produce a beautiful, dynamic, multi-page site, opening the way to a new career in web design.
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