La Dolce Vita Diet
By Gino D'Acampo
Think losing weight is all about avoiding your favourite foods and punishing exercise routines? Wrong! La Dolce Diet combines recipes so delicious and exercises so simple that it won't feel like you are denying yourself. From romantic suppers and meals to impress your guests to healthy snacks and not-so-naughty treats, here is everything you'll need to lose weight and tone-up without missing out on your favourite foods. With menu plans from a leading dietitian and advice on what to eat and what to limit, this stress-free approach to slimming will revolutionise the way you think about healthy eating. Be it Fresh Salmon Carpaccio with Chilli and Oregano followed by Amaretti Biscuits with Vanilla Trifle, or a meal of Light Lamb Burgers with Sundried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cheese finished off with Baked Ice Cream in Crispy Meringue, shedding the pounds has never tasted better.
By Linnea Dunne
Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love
Language Learners: Harry Learns French CD
Join Harry on an exciting summer holiday trip to stay with his French cousin, Léa. Essential everyday French phrases and vocabulary are interspersed with a simple, fun-packed story. Join the cousins as they go shopping, to the beach, to a farm and a fancy dress party.
Language Learners: Sophie Learns Spanish CD
Join Sophie on an exciting summer holiday trip to stay with her Spanish friend, Pablo. Essential everyday Spanish phrases and vocabulary are interspersed with a simple, fun-packed story. Join the friends as they go shopping, to the beach, to a farm, a fiesta and a football match.
By David Cobbold, Sebastian Durand-Viel
An expert guide to wine from the publishers of Larousse Gastronomique. This completely new and updated edition offers wide-ranging coverage of the key wine-producing regions of the world, with particular reference to French vineyards.A short history and analysis of each region is followed by a survey of the types of wines produced, the specific properties that make the region unique, and the appellations of the area. New to this edition are more than 60 features on key wine producers around the world, affording a fascinating insight into what is involved in high-quality wine-making. Boxes and features throughout also cover a vast range of subjects such as how to read a wine label and whether to decant wine, through to organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics.
By Fernando Castellon
550 recipes for slings, juleps, punches, flips, fizzes, sours and coolers, both classic and modern. Practical advice on every aspect of cocktail making from ingredients and equipment to mixing techniques and presentation. Organized according to the drink's main ingredients. Lore, legend and anecdotes behind the most popular cocktails and cocktail bars worldwide. More than 60 recipes for delicious savoury and sweet canapes. Detailed information on the production, fermentation and distillation of all the main alcohols
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.
Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook
By Alain Coumont, Jean-Pierre Gabriel
Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook presents over 100 recipes for simple, elegant boulangerie fare - handmade bread, breakfast, tartines, soup, salads, sharing dishes and desserts. Le Pain Quotidien is best known for its organic bread and its signature tartines but it's also about sharing great food made with love at any time of the day. With everything from grissini, baguettes and focaccia to chia seed banana muffins, buckwheat pancakes with chestnut puree and roasted golden beetroot & chicken salad, and from toasted camembert & walnut tartine to mussels, potato & saffron aioli soup, Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook reveals all the tricks of the artisan baker and home chef.
Le Tour 100
By Peter Cossins
Le Tour 100 is a unique and stunning visual reference to the world's greatest race. With 100 computer-generated artworks detailing the routes of the greatest stages, it relates the most dramatic moments with an exhaustively researched array of facts, figures and stories to give the reader the ultimate Tour de France book. Published to celebrate the 100th race, the 100 seminal moments of the Tour have been chosen by the panel of authors and each has been given its double-page spread showing the route, the story of the stages, the topography, pictures from the race, statistics and features. A complete gazetteer section details every route the tour took and the winners of all the jerseys, while a front section profiles the key characters that were instrumental in the Tour's story. With a combination of stunning visuals, detailed facts and gripping stories, Le Tour 100 is a celebration of the Tour De France and 110 years of racing. No other book tells the history in such a unique and beautiful way.
Learn to Sew with Lauren
By Lauren Guthrie
Lauren Guthrie was a very popular finalist in BBC TV's Great British Sewing Bee. Now Lauren wants to show anyone who has been bitten by the sewing bug how beautiful, useful things for your home, for yourself and for family and friends can be only a stitch away.Through a series of step-by-step projects that gradually increase in complexity, Lauren provides structured techniques that allow you to build expertise and confidence - and make some gorgeous projects in the process. The clothes and homewares reflect her own lovely pared-back style, and feature in particular the attention to detail and distinctive touches that she loves to bring to anything she makes, from an unexpected lining to a clever edging. From bags, belts and simple tops to blinds and cushions, each of the projects includes one or more variations to the design, fabric or embellishments, so that, once you have mastered the basic technique, you can create endless, stunning alternatives.To make it even easier, full-size patterns are provided with the book.
Learning Quilt Traditional Way
Leon Fast & Free
By Jane Baxter, John Vincent
'LEON was the first restaurant on the high street to pay attention to a new way of eating - championing gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free food. We've always done it. It's always done us and our customers good. Now it's time to stop it being a secret.' - John Vincent, LEON co-founderEach recipe in this beautiful cookbook is completely gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, with many following a 'paleon' formula (LEON's version of Paleo). From recipes for gluten-free Spaghetti Vongole to chocolate beetroot cake, breakfast dahl to chicken and olive tagine, this book contains recipes for every meal of the day and every occasion, and proves that a free-from menu can be utterly delicious.** Newly revised and improved ebook edition, optimized for both small- and large-screen devices **
Leon Fast Vegan
By John Vincent, Rebecca Seal, Chantal Symons
LEON Happy One-pot Cooking
By Rebecca Seal, John Vincent
Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 fuss-free, full-of-flavour recipes for main course dishes that you can create with only one cooking pot, pan or baking tray.Whether you are looking for a simple mid-week supper, a quick weekend lunch or something posh (but easy) to serve to friends, this book has the answer. From one-pan pastas to warming tagines, fragrant tray-baked fish and veg to Asian-inspired stir-fries, Happy One-pot is all about the food and not the washing up.Includes recipes that are Naturally Fast, Fresh & Easy, Cosy & Warm, Posh, Low & Slow and Simple Suppers.
LEON Happy Salads
By Jane Baxter, John Vincent
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In this book, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy.Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions. Whether you're looking for a bright salad with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple.Recipes include: Pink Quinoa SaladPolish Herring SaladHam Hock and Lentil SaladVietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice NoodlesCourgetti with Pesto and Grated Ricotta SalataBacon Fried Corn with Greens, Pork and Crisp Sweet PotatoBlack Rice Salad with Peas, Egg and a Curry DressingAsparague, Couscous, Feta & Orange Leon Original Superfood Hot-smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Horseradish & Dill
LEON Happy Soups
By John Vincent, Rebecca Seal
Following the success of Leon Happy Salads - more than 60,000 copies sold - the Leon team is back, this time with delicious warming soups that are a meal in themselves.Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 all-new, all-smiles soup recipes for Comforting, Naturally Fast, Bright & Fresh, Posh and Sweet Soups, plus those all-important Sides and Crunchy Tops & Swirly Swirls. Whether you're looking for a simple soup to take to work or something more elaborate for supper with friends, this book has the answer, with straightforward yet delicious recipes for all occasions.'Souping - the new juicing' - the Telegraph
The Leon Recipe Book
Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of free recipes for you to cook at home.Featuring recipes from across their range of cookbooks, including the recently released Happy One Pot, this free sampler has a recipe for every occasion whether it's a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, a heartwarming dinner or tasty dessert. Leon have handpicked some of their favourites to share with you to celebrate 10 years of award-winning cookbooks.Includes recipes from Fast & Free, Happy One Pot, Happy Soups, Happy Salads, Family & Friends, Ingredients & Recipes, Naturally Fast Food, Baking & Puddings and Fast Vegetarian.
Leon: Baking & Puddings
By Henry Dimbleby, Claire Ptak
Claire Ptak, co-author of Leon: Baking & Puddings, has been chosen to make Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake.'Leon is the future.' - The TimesThe first Leon restaurant, in London's Carnaby Street, opened its doors in July 2004. For its founders - Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy - the aim was to change the face of fast food, by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking to the high street. Six months later, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.Leon: Baking & Puddings is their third cookbook, and contains hundreds of recipes for everyone from the novice cook to the baking aficionado. Following the Leon principle that what tastes good can also do you good, three-quarters of the recipes are sugar, dairy, wheat or gluten free - so there's plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or one eye on your waistline. Co-authored by Henry Dimbleby and Claire Ptak, it is a book of two halves. The first contains recipes for Every Day: granolas, cakes, breads, pizzas, and puddings to enjoy as often as you like. The second half - Celebration - contains recipes for all sorts of special occasions, from Easter and Christmas to weddings and even funerals. Flourless chocolate fudge cake, toffee apples, caramelized onion and olive tart, plum ice-cream - there is something in here to tickle every fancy.
Leon: Family & Friends
By John Vincent, Kay Plunkett-Hogge
'The only challenger to Jamie Oliver's world domination in the healthy fast-food stakes is the team behind Leon, which has built a mini-empire on the ethos that "food should taste good and do you good"'. - StylistThe first Leon restaurant, in London's Carnaby Street, opened its doors in 2004 built on the promise of serving good fast food that does you good. Now, 43 restaurants later, Leon serves thousands of devoted fans a week. Leon Family & Friends is their fourth cookbook, created by Leon co-founder John Vincent and cookery writer and broadcaster Kay Plunkett-Hogge.At the heart of happy family life are meals spent together - sharing flavourful, nutritious food around the kitchen table and swapping stories of the day. Many of us feel we don't have the time to cater for our families in the way that we'd like but Leon Family & Friends shows you how to make the most of the time available to feed your family and celebrates the power of food to bring people together.It's divided into three sections: Today, including great breakfasts and brunch ideas and post-school teas, Tomorrow, for those occasions where some planning is involved - weekend lunches, birthday parties, Christmas and picnics - and finally; Yesterday, a culinary celebration of family food memories. With more than 200 recipes and ideas, there are dishes to keep everyone happy. Children will love the snacks in Crunch! Squish! Slurp! Their parents will welcome the quick suppers in After Lights Out. While no teenager should fly the nest without 10 Things to Know How to Cook Before You Leave Home. A new Leon cookbook is something to celebrate and Family & Friends is destined to become a much-used classic on the kitchen bookshelf.