Gin: The Manual
By Dave Broom
'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive'Huffington PostIn recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex.Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover:How gin is madeWhat a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavourWhat the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins isHow you drink them to maximise your pleasureWhether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!)The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
Games on Thrones
By Michael Powell
The Porcelain Throne, set at the heart of the smallest room and witness to our dark business, can also be the seat of reflection and self-improvement. With that aim, this book contains more than one hundred dilatory games, tricks, puzzles, projects and pranks.Learn to make toilet roll tube gargoyles and an origami dragon, gain deep knowledge of toilet roll telekinesis, and discover the secret of the vanishing toothbrush trick. Many more amusing diversions and exciting challenges jostle for your attention to see you through those long bathroom visits.
The Greatest Books You'll Never Read
By Bernard Richards
From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. One of the giants of modern literature, Ernest Hemingway, saw three years of work, including a novel and several short stories, vanish when his wife's suitcase was stolen in the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Evelyn Waugh, on the other hand, burned the manuscript of his first novel and attempted to drown himself after a friend gave it a bad review. Covering an eclectic range of international authors, both living and dead, The Greatest Books You'll Never Read unearths an alternative literary history that is fascinating and heartbreaking in equal measure.Each ill-fated book, from Karl Marx's comic novel Scorpion and Felix to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight spin-off Midnight Sun, is examined in an in-depth essay, with selected entries featuring manuscript extracts.Specially commissioned covers by acclaimed designers illustrate each entry, bringing to life these lost literary wonders.At once entertaining and enlightening, The Greatest Books You'll Never Read will be loved by bookworms everywhere.
Green Juices & Smoothies
By Fern Green
Juices and smoothies made just from fruit often contain too much sugar to be truly good for you, so using green vegetables as part of the mix is essential. Green veg and fruit contain more concentrated nutrients - the ones you know you should be eating but struggle to incorporate into meals: kale, for example, is packed with beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin K.This book contains 66 recipes for juices and smoothies that will boost your energy, detox your system and are naturally low-calorie. It's the easiest, most enjoyable way to drink your five-a-day.
By Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus
Winner of the Garden Media Guild Book Photographer of the Year 2015'This book will inspire readers to envision what is possible even in the smallest, most improbable spaces'.Publishers Weekly'Just looking at Marianne's stunning photographs made me want to go outside and start re-thinking my plot....I defy any reader not to find a style they can feel comfortable with in this book, there are plenty of ideas which can be adopted, even for the most difficult location'.Reckless GardenerThere is no one way to design a garden. The variations and breadth of possibilities are astonishing but it is the choices of the individual that make the world of gardens so exciting. Creating a garden is part common sense and part instinct but we all need inspiration to help us realize the garden we want. Garden Design: A Book of Ideas is the must-have visual reference for garden owners, architects and designers. With over 600 images by award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus and incisive advice from garden designer and best-selling writer Heidi Howcroft, this book takes the reader from getting the concept right to choosing the perfect finishing touches for your outdoor space. The gardens featured are large and small, urban and rural in a wide range of styles from contemporary to classical to naturalistic. Every aspect of designing a garden is explored, from assessing your plot and soil to choosing a style as your inspiration, selecting the right components (be they hard landscaping, boundaries or plants) and tackling more challenging spaces.
The Golden Rules of Blogging
By Robin Houghton
Do you really need to post every day to make your blog a success? Is it true you should never steal stuff? Can anyone make money from a blog? Blogging hasn't been around forever, and yet any blogger will tell you there are rules of what to do, what not to do and the facts. But where did these rules come from? And should they be broken? Designed for bloggers of all levels of experience and illustrated with real-life Blogger Stories and examples, The Golden Rules of Blogging (and When to Break Them) will give you a fresh perspective on blogging from those who have learned the hard way.Out with the rules? You decide!
Giles The Collection 2015
The anticipated follow-up to GQ Eats, this ultimate drinks book features creations from bar legends such as Salvatore Calabrese as well as innovative mixes from new talent from the UK's best bars. As well as over 120 recipes for classic and cutting-edge cocktails, you will also find inside tips such as which are the best brands to use for the perfect G+T. A special section on hardware covers the glasses to use and the shakers that are worth spending money on.
GI & GL Counter
By Wynnie Chan
The ultimate guide to the nutritional content, including GI (Glycaemic Index) and GL (Glycaemic Load) ratings, of over 1,900 favourite foods and drinks - essential information for anyone who follows a low-GI diet or has special dietary needs, such as diabetes. At-a-glance tables also show fat, calories, protein, fibre and carbohydrate content.
The Green Design and Print Production Handbook
By Adrian Bullock
Ginger Pig Farmhouse Cook Book
By Fran Warde, Tim Wilson
The highly successful Ginger Pig brand is a byword for high-quality meat and meat cookery. In their second book, Ginger Pig owner Tim Wilson and Fran Warde share recipes from the Ginger Pig farmhouse kitchen table. From how to cure meat to making preserves, from the perfect roast to accompaniments from the kitchen garden and even food from the wild, this collection encompasses all the wonderfully robust flavours and dishes that one would expect to enjoy around a well-worn kitchen table. Organised according to type of food - Patés and Terrines, Casseroles and Stews, Pies, Roasts, Preserves and so on - the book focuses on the superb meat cooking for which The Ginger Pig is renowned. With recipes ranging from Home-cured Ham with and Orange and Mustard Glaze and Pot-roast Chicken to Duck Rillettes, Spiced Damsons and Orchard Pear and Almond Bake, the book is also full of personal stories, offering a lovely insight into life on a working farm.
Ginger Pig Meat Book
By Fran Warde, Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson and Fran Warde have teamed up to create this comprehensive reference work and inspirational collection of recipes. For each type of meat, the book recommends the best breeds, advises which cuts suit which style of cooking and tells you what to ask your butcher in order to buy the best quality. There are more than 100 recipes arranged according to season, from Sticky citrus-marinated pork chops in April through Moroccan chicken with preserved lemons in July to Slow-baked herb-crusted leg of mutton in December. Through monthly farm diaries, the book also reveals what life is really like on a thriving British farm. Packed with specially commissioned photographs taken on the farm as well as in the kitchen by renowned photographer Kristin Perers, this is a uniquely beautiful and useful book.
By Bob Gordon, Maggie Gordon