Hugh Johnson on Wine
By Hugh Johnson
'On Wine-which brings together dozens of "articles, reviews, and introductions," from titles as various as Vogue, Decanter, The Sunday Times Wine Club newsletter Wine Times, and the journal you have in your hands, as well as snippets from Johnson's bestselling books-has many moments where the writing transcends the ostensible subject matter.'The World of Fine WineOne of the world's great authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson has been writing on the subject (among others) for almost six decades. This selection chronicles his personal take on developments that have revolutionised the industry for half a century and more.Johnson's prose describes as no one else can the endlessly fascinating characters and landscapes of the wine world. He tells of setting sail with sybarites and braving the perfect storm, he debates at length the Pleasure Principle, lip-smacks through decadent dinners, teaches and learns in Tokyo and files breathless dispatches from Beijing. He bids a poignant farewell to the loveliest vintages, decries peremptory judgement and urges the Slow Food philosophy; falls in love (again), this time with Tokaji, tells warm winter tales through a vintage port and sets out a summer picnic at the source of the Seine - all the while dryly annotating the scribbles of his younger self with contemporary marginal hindsights.This thoughtful, illuminating collection will delight not only lovers of wine, food, history and travel but also anyone who enjoys the intoxicating power of words.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017
By Hugh Johnson
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 40th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive up-to-the minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This year's special anniversary edition also contains a colour supplement exploring 40 fascinating stories from cities with great vineyards close by to 'new' grapes that have come on the scene.
The Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Cookbook
For hundreds of years, the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies shop has been supplying quality goods for the monster community from its premises in east London - and this, its classic recipe book, has been in use for just as long.Now, for the first time, it has been adapted for use by humans as well as monsters. So whether you're entertaining trolls, hosting a vampire soirée or expecting zombies round for tea, you can make delicious treats to suit every occasion.- Fallen out with a friend? Bake them some 1000-year Curse Cookies!- Want to woo a zombie? Try our After-Gorging Breath Mints!- Unexpected ogre guests? Make our Fresh Maggot Brownies or Spiced Earwax Pie!With recipes and handy hints for monster housekeeping, this classic tome is an essential addition to every home, lair, cave, swamp or fiery pit.
A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects
By John Hughes-Wilson
A History of the First World War in 100 Objects, now reissued in paperback, narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict.From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.
The Hungry Healthy Student Cookbook
A student cookbook with a difference, The Hungry Healthy Student offers a choice of more than 200 quick, cheap and easy recipes, meaning more money in your pocket and more time to play! All the recipes have a healthy focus which means increased brain power and more energy to enjoy student life to the full. There are also indispensable tips on healthy habits, mood boosters, free ways to get fit and takeaway alternatives.With chapters dedicated to Breakfast and Lunchbox; Healthy and Hearty; Good Grains, Beans and Pulses; Super Salads, Snacks and Sides; Make it Light and Sweet Alternatives, there are recipes whether you want food on the go, for impromptu parties, or just comfort food and delicious treats for a night in.All the recipes in this book are balanced for a healthy diet, and they each have an affordability stamp to help with budgeting, as well as detailed instructions to make them accessible to even the most novice cook.Forget the textbooks, this is the only book you'll ever need to get through your first year!
House & Garden Sixties House
By Catriona Gray
From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
The Healing Therapies Bible
By Claire Gillman
The Healing Therapies Bible profiles more than 50 therapies, explaining the principles on which they are based, their history in practice, and wherever possible, shows them in action.New healing techniques are now being taught all over the world. Some are associated with a particular healer, such as Brandon Bays' The Journey and Vianna Stibal's Theta Healing. Others respond to our spiritual ascension, such as crystal healing with new-generation, high-vibration crystals and flower remedies. Some have longer histories, and have evolved from a wealth of traditions - such as Mindfulness meditation, with its roots in Buddhism and western stress reduction techniques, and regression therapy, more recently popularized by Harvard Psychiatry Professor Dr Brian Weiss. Also included are the classic techniques of complementary therapists, such as massage, reiki, reflexology and aromatherapy.
The House Rules Book
By Francesca Leung
Everyone knows someone who argues about chores or the correct way to stack the dishwasher. And everyone has their pet hates they wish the rest of their household would just stop.So simply fill in this book of charts - to be kept as a holy Bible for maintaining peace in the household and make everyone's lives better.Living together isn't easy, but at least with this book you can have a laugh about it, though we take no responsibility for any disputes or arguments that might arise from using it.
The Hipster Colouring Book
By Charlotte Farmer
We all know who the hipsters are - or do we? Discover the hip people of this world in all their habitats: the coffee shop, the flea market, the queue for an indie film show. Find out what they keep in their vintage bag, how they like their shoes, how they get to work, and what they get up to at the weekend. Enjoy the hairstyles, the pets, the tattoos and the bicycles, and discover what they really keep in their store cupboards. In this exquisitely drawn collection of 37 illustrations to colour in, (hip) illustrator Charlotte Farmer leaves no coffee pot unpercolated in the hipster domain. Drawing on her keen observation of hipster settlements, she has charmingly created the book every hip person will pretend not to want, and you never know, as you colour in these beautiful drawings, you too may find your inner hipster.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2016
By Hugh Johnson
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2016 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 39th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive up-to-the minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This year's edition also contains a special colour supplement on Riesling.
The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook
A student cookbook with a difference, The Hungry Student Vegetarian not only gives more than 200 quick and cheap meat-free recipes that are so tasty, even hardened carnivores will keep turning up for dinner. There are also indispensable tips on budgeting, lunchbox ideas, healthy eating and how to get creative with leftovers.With chapters dedicated to Bring on Brekky, Comfort Food, Roasted and Baked, Made in a Flash and All the Carbs, there are opportunities for impromptu parties, end of the month budget creations and comfort foods for one.All the recipes in this book are balanced for a healthy vegetarian diet, and they each have an affordability stamp to help with budgeting as well as detailed instructions to make them accessible to even the most novice cook. Forget the textbooks, this is the only book you'll ever need to get through your first year!
Huey Morgan's Rebel Heroes
By Huey Morgan
The defining sounds of popular music - blues, rock 'n' roll, punk, hip-hop - were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920-40s, or the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. Truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been drowned out by pop-by-numbers acts in more recent years, and in Rebel Heroes, Huey Morgan investigates where music started to lose its soul, and why the lessons of those renegade spirits of yesteryear are still so vital. The book is steeped in Huey's love for, and knowledge of, music and is full of personal anecdotes and stories of some of the greatest musicians to have graced us with their talent.
By Eric Lanlard
Nothing lifts the heart like the smell of a cake baking, the first slice of a warm homemade tart, a hot muffin with your coffee in the morning or a steamed pudding on a cold night.This book's simple cakes include classics such as Genoise Sponge and Light Fruit Cake alongside more surprising recipes such as Apple and Honey Crumble Sponge. There are flour-free cakes, muffins and cupcakes too - from the Marshmallow Muffin to the Chai-tea Cupcake. Delicious puddings are also made easy. Discover how to make the perfect Baked Lemon Cheesecake or a simple Blueberry Cheesecake. Create a gorgeous Steamed Sticky Toffee Pudding or a glamorous Hot Ginger Bread Soufflé. Or learn the simple tricks behind a great Tarte Tatin or a delicious Bakewell Tart. Delicious recipes, simple tricks ... this book contains everything you need to know to make gorgeous homemade bakes.
The Hungry Camper Cookbook
A camping cookbook like no other, The Hungry Camper not only gives more than 200 quick, cheap and delicious recipes that all the family will love, but also includes helpful checklists on what to bring along, how to prepare for big family meals, and invaluable camping tips for a stress-free trip. With chapters dedicated to making sure you have a hearty breakfast, making the most of a campfire with barbecue dishes, one pot simplicity and a host of salads, sides and snacks aplenty, camping food never has to be boring again.Including recipes from treacle and mustard beans, grilled sardines with salsa and goulash with caraway dumplings, to coconut dahl, hot barbecued fruit salad and creole pineapple wedges, each recipe is easy to make in a campsite for even the most novice cook, tired from a day's adventure.
By Richard H. Turner
'If you're after advice on what to do with any cut you can think of, look no further.'The Caterer 'Hog is a bible for pork fans everywhere...the book celebrates the versatility, appeal and - most importantly - the taste of the pig.'Great British FoodHog is a celebration of all things pig - from breeds and rearing, to butchering and preparing, with techniques, features and more than 150 recipes for nose to tail eating. The comprehensive range of dishes includes hams, bacon, sausages, charcuterie, pates, confits, roasts, grills, hotpots, ragouts, pies, casseroles, scratchings, crackling, trotters and much more - with a foreword from Josh Ozersky and guest contributions from a range of British, American and International chefs and cooks including Diana Henry, Meredith Erickson, Judy Joo, Valentine Warner, Neil Rankin, Mitch Tonks, Fergus Henderson and Aaron Franklin.
The Herb Bible
By Stefan Buczacki
Discover more than 130 herbs in this authoritative and attractive reference book by horticultural expert Stefan Buczacki. There is at-a-glance information on a wide range of herbs with advice on how to grow them and their best uses - both culinary and ornamental. Designing and planning a herb garden is also considered, with advice on site, soil and style.
How to Build a Universe: From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe
By Ben Gilliland
From the first particles of matter and atomic building-blocks to hydrogen fusion, large galaxies and supermassive black holes, with a healthy dose of history and fun facts to glue everything together, this is your very own guide to How to Build a Universe. Using a mixture of eye-catching graphics, humour and structured narrative, in How to Build a Universe, Metro columnist Ben Gilliland explains the complex concepts surrounding the birth and development of the galaxies, without overwhelming or patronising the reader. Gilliland demonstrates how the cosmos came to be - from the formation of the first particles in the Big Bang to the development of the first stars, galaxies, planets and leading up to the present day and where the future of the universe might lie. Each chapter has an ongoing narrative, building the universe piece by piece, with graphics and fact boxes interspersed throughout.
House & Garden Fifties House
By Catriona Gray
The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.In Fifties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
How to Slay a Werewolf
By Martin Howard, Sholto Walker
Can you recognise a werewolf at fifty paces and slay it before it munches your granny? What about if it turns out the werewolf is your granny? Professor Van Helsing has all the answers, and in this book he reveals the secrets you need to know to become a fearless werewolf slayer. The book takes the reader back in time to the spine-tingling origins of werewolves and introduces them to the vast array of hairy beasts that stalk the planet now, recognisable only by their stinking breath and aversion to silver. Full of tips on how to identify werewolves and hilarious Van Helsing success stories, this handbook is crammed with the knowledge required to build your reputation as a famous slayer, renowned for your bravery in the face of furry peril. Martin Howard's inimitable style brings the voice of Van Helsing to life with side-splitting remarks that will have children giggling through the pages.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2015
By Hugh Johnson
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2015 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 38th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive up-to-the minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both.