I’m Absolutely Fine!
By Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult
'I have been waiting for this book my entire life. It's brilliant.' - Claudia Winkleman'A genius book. So funny, so wise, so cool and above all so USEFUL. I couldn't love it more. I am buying it for every one of my friends.' - India Knight'I'm absolutely fine but I slightly need to pee, I followed the road less travelled and now I don't know where the hell I am, I may bleed to death shaving my legs, my soul aches, another week has ended without me becoming accidentally rich, I just put my keys in the fridge, unexpected object in the bagging area, I'll have a café mocha vodka Valium latte to go please, where's my phone? My anxieties have anxieties, no... not like that - here, I'll do it, do I have to do everything? WTF?'Is it just me? We gnaw on that, don't we? Is it just me? Well, look around. Look at the rage, the resolution, the 'hear me roar', the panic, the power, the chin hairs, the shame, the empathy, the conversation, the sheer potential.Welcome to Midulthood. A place where we recognise that we are all more alike than we are unalike. Of course it's not just you. If we're not in it together, we're not in it at all...From sex (What Could Possibly Go Wrong) to self-image (Does This Straightjacket Make Me Look Fat?), I'm Absolutely Fine is a wry look at real life, real wisdom and real information framed in fun.
Itsu the Cookbook
By Julian Metcalfe
itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. In this book you'll find 100 Asian-inspired recipes for soups, broths, salads, miso dishes, noodles and rice, as well as favourites such as teriyaki dishes, brown rice pots and iced teas. There are even tips on how to make sushi and frozen yogurt at home. Every dish provides fewer than 300 calories per serving, takes fewer than 30 minutes to master and contains minimal amounts of saturated fat. But it's not just the calories that are taken care of; the 'superfood' ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too, with potassium-rich avocados, vitamin-packed cucumbers, edamame beans full of fibre and protein, and pumpkin and sesame seeds bursting with iron and zinc. And it's food that tastes as good as it looks...
Itsu 20-minute Suppers
By Blanche Vaughan, Julian Metcalfe
In this revolutionary cookbook the authors of the bestselling itsu: the cookbook (almost 60,000 copies sold worldwide) provide simple, nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes, all of which can be made within 20 minutes. Using ingredients readily available at mini-markets, they have created 100 deliciously healthy Asian-inspired recipes with noodles, rice, grains and soups. Why resort to bland ready meals when you can cook itsu-style meals at home in minutes? itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. But it's not just the calories that are taken care of; the 'superfood' ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too. And it's food that tastes as good as it looks...
Italy for the Gourmet Traveller
By Fred Plotkin
Most visitors to Italy flock to the crowded tourist centres, but in Italy for the Gourmet Traveller, Fred Plotkin takes us beyond the traditional tourist experience and lures us to special places, whether in big cities or out-of-the-way villages, often overlooked by the uninitiated. Under his discerning eye, we learn about the food, wines, local bakeries, olive oil distilleries, ice cream parlours, cheeses, markets, restaurants and best kept secrets of Italy's culinary world. Lovingly drawn portraits of the people who make her world-famous regional specialities, and a smattering of local history make each village, town and city come alive. Maps encourage the intrepid traveller to head off the beaten track, while evocative black and white photographs add to the immense charm of this vastly readable guide.
The Italian Diet
By Gino D'Acampo
Enjoy the best of Italian food whilst still losing weight! The Italian diet combines simple, fresh, good-quality ingredients for an easy way to shed pounds. The Mediterranean diet is renowned for its health benefits (less saturated fats, less processed food, more 'good' fats and omega oils, more antioxidants), resulting in less heart disease and cancer for those that follow it. And you can enjoy truly delicious dishes - this is no starve-yourself diet but a healthy living approach to eating with exceptional recipes that can be prepared for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With a dietitian's advice on what to eat and what not to eat, and daily and weekly menu plans so you can easily follow the diet, this is an attractive, stress-free approach to losing weight.
Italian Cookery Course
By Katie Caldesi
Katie has travelled the rice fields of Italy's northern provinces and the lemon groves of the south, the richly diverse urban and rural terrains and patchwork regions. She has collated recipes, techniques and ingredients to create this unique compendium of Italian food. The Italian Cookery Course will guide you through the vast collection of famous recipes and lesser-known regional dishes, with clear instruction on how to replicate them at home. The book is broken down into straightforward chapters including 'Meat', 'Fish', 'Dolci' and 'Cheese'. Each chapter contains 'masterclasses' on technique, revealing the practical secrets of Italian cooking and giving the reader new confidence in the kitchen. All this is interwoven with fascinating narration about the culinary influences that have created this wonderful cuisine.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
By Patsy Westcott
IBS is estimated to affect 10-15 per cent of people in the UK, causing distressing and embarrassing symptoms such as bloating and excessive wind. This guide to the prevention and control of the condition explains how improved nutrition can help prevent and ease the symptoms. It contains more than 60 recipes, each tailored to prevent and counteract symptoms. Also covered are orthodox, alternative and self-help treatments.
Irish Traditional Cooking
By Darina Allen
Ireland's rich culinary heritage is brought to life in this new edition of Darina's bestselling Irish Traditional Cooking. With 300 traditional dishes, including 100 new recipes, this is the most comprehensive and entertaining tome on the subject. Each recipe is complemented by tips, tales, historical insights and common Irish customs, many of which have been passed down from one generation to the next. Darina's fascination with Ireland's culinary heritage is illustrated with chapters on Broths & Soups, Fish, Game, Vegetables and Cakes & Biscuits. She uses the finest of Ireland's natural produce to give us recipes such as Sea Spinach Soup, Potted Ballycotton Shrimps with Melba Toast and Rhubarb Fool.
The iPhone App Design Manual
By Dave Brown, Vicky Roberts
The creation of apps for Apple's iPhone is now a huge, and global business, with hundreds of thousands of developers, entrepreneurs and companies attracted by the potential rewards. But games, functional apps and promotional apps alike depend on attractive, intuitive design for their appeal, and most fail to find a significant audience.With this book, you'll be able to turn your great app idea into a functioning design that is ready for coding, or apply graphic design skills to this exciting and lucrative marketplace. You will have a clearly visualised concept and a focused sales plan - and your app will stand out in an App Store that is worth well over a billion pounds every year.
iPad For Photographers 2nd edition
By Ben Harvell
Think the little LCD on the back of your camera is useful? You haven't seen anything yet. This book will show you how to put photography's new essential piece of kit at the centre of your workflow, enabling you to bridge the gap between the camera and the internet by importing and uploading photos to the cloud, edit images on the road with the latest and most powerful apps, and organise and design your portfolio in a sleek and stylish package that will impress clients and present your work at its best. Novice or pro, the photographic uses of your iPad are endless, and this guide gives you everything you need to take full advantage of this powerful tool's capabilities. Fully updated for the latest apps, retina screen, iPad mini, and iOS 6. Catch up or get left behind - fluency with an iPad is now an industry standard. A must-read for iPad-owning digital photographers everywhere.
The Invention of Numbers
By Peter Bentley
Numbers are at the heart of the existence of the universe and everything in it, and yet a lot of us have little understanding of their creation, let alone their part in philosophy, art, music, physics, literature, religion and computing. Dr Bentley's fascinating history of the origins of numbers will unlock the secrets of these things that we take for granted and shows how numbers seem to take on human characteristiscs - as they can be perfect or irrational, amicable or prime, real or imaginary.From zero to infinity, learn about the way numbers have shaped our world, discover amazing facts and enjoy the pure beauty of mathematical logic.
The Interior World of Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Interior design is rapidly becoming a subject of general interest as manufacturers, retailers and marketers race to promote and define themselves and their brands through design. Paradoxically, as everything becomes 'designed ' it gets more and more difficult to define what the word actually means.This book describes a personal approach from Tom Dixon, who through 20 years of practising, has defined his own rules for categorising and describing different aspects of the subject. Divided into six chapters, the book delves into materials, processes and styles throughout history to the present and gives an impression of what the future may look like. This is both a personal vision and a valuable resource of ideas.
Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique
The perfect guide for professional chefs in training and aspiring amateurs, this fully illustrated, comprehensive step-by-step manual covers all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving delicious, high-end food. An authoritative, unique reference book, it covers 250 core techniques in extensive, ultra-clear step-by-step photographs. These techniques are then put into practice in 70 classic and contemporary recipes, designed by chefs. With over 1,800 photographs in total, this astonishing reference work is the essential culinary bible for any serious cook, professional or amateur.