By Flora Shedden
A gathering is an easy way of cooking and hosting. It means no pressure, no code of conduct, and everyone - cook included - can actually enjoy themselves. This collection is a mixture of modern dishes, staple snacks, salads and sides, interesting bakes, and puddings perfect to end a feast with. Nothing overly fussy or complicated, just tasty, pretty plates of food.Choose from the chapters led by occasion or pick and choose from dishes such as Sloe Gin Braised Venison, Cocoa Nib Brownies and Redcurrant Pavlovas to put on a spread. There are menu ideas to show you how.CONTENTSMornings Quick & Slow | Menu idea: Autumnal brunchSmall Plates | Menu idea: Spring lunchFood to Fling Together | Menu idea: Riverside picnicFood to Take your Time About | Menu idea: Wandering weekendsEverything Baked | Menu idea: Summer garden partyDrinks & Other Things to Celebrate with | Menu idea: Winter partySweet Plates & Puds | Menu idea: Presents
The Great Emoji Quizbook
By Martin Toseland
Succinct, cheerful and globally understood, emojis are everyone's second language. Who knew you were so multilingual?! So why not test your emoji decoding skills with these emoji strings, covering the best culture, your favourite tunes, the greatest films and the biographies of the famous and infamous in your other tongue?Each emoji string is given a difficulty rating, ranging from easy (smiling face with sunglasses), moderate (anguished face) and difficult (pouting face) levels. With a wide range of questions and topics, all broken down into a series of clever icons, this book is guaranteed to put a smiley on your face.CHAPTERS:1. An emoji history of the world2. Whose life is it anyway?3. Movie strings4. The literary emoticon5. Ode to a smiley6. Plays for today7. The Bardicon8. Smiley fables9. Emojis sing!10. E-sports
'If food is the new rock 'n' roll, this recipe book is Sgt. Pepper's.' - Heston Blumenthal.Featuring recipes from the UK's best restaurants, plus tips and techniques from the country's top chefs, GQ Eats is an indispensable guide for enthusiastic home cooks, sophisticated diners and good-food fanatics. This is the best of British food for men who want to cook and for women who want to know what to feed them. With contributions from leading chefs and food writers including: Jason Atherton; Raymond Blanc; Heston Blumenthal; Fergus Henderson; Giorgio Locatelli; Yotam Ottolenghi; Oliver Peyton; Gordon Ramsay; Mark Hix; Michel Roux Jnr; Marcus Wareing and Bryn Williams.The recipes provide inspiration for any occasion, from brilliant breakfasts to food for a Boys' Night In (Daniel Boulud's Coq au Vin), Michelin-star Meals such as Giorgio Locatelli's Tomato and Chilli Pasta with Prawns and Gordon Ramsay's Honey and Cider Roast Leg of Lamb, and rock 'n' roll Roasts - from Pitt Cue's Pulled Pork to Mark Hix's Roast Chicken. Remember to save room for alfresco feasts, delectable desserts and killer cocktails.Accompanied by images from brilliant photographers Romas Ford and Tom Schierlitz, GQ has created a cutting-edge compendium of recipes to cook again and again.
The Goodness of Avocado
By Lucy Jessop
Avocados are having a moment, and for good reason. Creamy, moreish and nutritious, there's no wonder we're all going mad for them. Yes, they're high in fat, but it's the good kind, plus they have antioxidant properties, help protect against damaging free radicals and help maintain healthy blood pressure. With chapters divided by texture, Avocado offers an abundance of recipes to enjoy this healthy fruit. Whether you like it smooth, smashed, chunky or whole, there doesn't seem to be a way that this nutrient packed fruit can't be eaten. Smashed on toast for a snack, topped with eggs for brunch, whizzed into feel-good smoothies, chopped into zingy salsas to serve with fish or meat, sliced into on-the-go lunches, shaken into a salad dressing or swapped with cream to make an indulgent dessert, the mouth-watering list goes on.
The Goodness of Coconut: 40 Irresistible Energy-Packed Recipes
By Emily Jonzen
Few foods have seen the spotlight in recent years as much as the coconut. Since lingering at the bottom of the fashionable fruit chart, the brown, hairy and difficult to crack contender has risen to the top, making up for what it lacks in looks by packing a nutritional punch. Hailed as one of the top superfoods of 2015, sales of coconut-based food have rocketed, its liquid form has even been referred to as an 'uniquely curative elixir' - indeed, the humble coconut is certainly having it's moment. Once confined to the filling of a Bounty bar, coconut now comes in an array of forms; Emily Jonzen arranges her book by texture and variety, with chapters divided into Milk & Water, Oil, Flour and Desiccated. Packed with an amazing range of recipes from savoury dishes such as Coconut-crusted Chicken or Stir-fried squid to sweet things such as Coconut Flour Pancakes and Coconut & Pistachio Brownies, Emily will have you going nuts over nature's finest and most versatile ingredient. The unassuming coconut is now taking its rightful place as the darling of the 'superfoods'.While they may not be much to look at, they are your best cooking companion - work these hairy wonder-fruits and reap the healthy benefits.
The Goodness of Greens: 40 Incredible Nutrient-Packed Recipes
By Claire Rogers
Superfoods come and go. But greens - beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce; rocket, watercress and spinach, not forgetting the all important kale, spinach's denser and more nutritious cousin - are here to stay. No longer regulated to the side of the plate, greens take centre stage now. Part of The Goodness Of...series of healthy ingredient led cookery books, this book offers vibrant recipes packed full of goodness and explores the different textures and flavours provided by these nutrient-dense ingredients. From Pea Soup and Watercress, Sorrel & Wild Leek Broth to Kale Crisps, Spinach Tart and Kale and Quinoa with Walnut Labneh Balls, these delicious recipes will allow you to embrace your inner Popeye and get creative with your greens.
The Goodness of Garlic: 40 Amazing Immune-Boosting Recipes
By Natasha Edwards
Garlic is one of the world's most valued ingredients, synonymous with so many cuisines that most kitchens would be bare without it. Not only does is have an irresistible flavour, it also has astonishing healing powers. Consuming just one clove a day will not only top up your body's supplies of vital vitamins and minerals, but also help maintain a healthy heart and help the body fight off infection. So inspire your culinary creativity with this medicinal marvel. Part of a series of four healthy ingredient-led cookery books, Garlic harnesses the extraordinary health benefits of this mighty bulb in simple and varied recipes, from classic dishes such as Aioli and Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic to salad dressings and immune-boosting winter soups. Growing up with garlic has excited and inspired Natasha Edwards to create dishes that burst with flavour and boost your health.
The Game Cookbook
By Clarissa Dickson Wright, Johnny Scott
The Game Cookbook contains both exciting recipes and insightful information on the history and habitat of game. The chapters are divided into types of game, from the familiar pheasant, partridge and venison to the less obvious coarse fish including pike and carp. Each chapter gives history and lore, helpful advice on hanging, dressing and carving, and of course, tasty, imaginative recipes that have a refreshing and international feel. The variety of over 130 easy-to-follow recipes from Partridge with Lentils and Pickled Lemons to Salmon Fishcakes made with Gnocchi, mixes classic with modern to create an inspirational cookery book for both the amateur and advanced cook.
Grains are Good: 120 Delicious Ways to Cook with Ancient Grains
By Ghillie James
Grains have always played an important part in a healthy diet, but not everyone knows how to cook with them. Ghillie not only discusses all the grains - their provenance, nutritional benefit, how best to cook them - but showcases 120 international recipes that celebrate them. Start the day with Breakfast Quinoa with Raisins and Honey, take Maki and California Rolls to work for lunch, bake some Lazy Courgette & Sundried Tomato Cornbread at the weekend, create a feast of Fragrant Vegetable Biryani for friends, knock up a bulgar wheat Tabbouleh or Fennel Freekeh Pilav for a quick midweek supper or indulge in a Polenta and Ricotta Berry Torte. Everyone should be eating more of these grains rather than relying on staples like pasta and this book is here to inspire and excite.
Garden Design Bible
By Tim Newbury
Do you dream of transforming your back garden into a romantic retreat? Would you like to make a modern-day Utopia on your balcony? Is your ideal outdoor space a minimalist design with easy-to-care-for plants or a family garden with room to grow culinary herbs? Whatever your desire, the Garden Design Bible has a plan that you can adapt to your own space. Choose from 40 off-the-peg designs, or mix and match elements from several to create your ideal garden. Each of the designs is fully illustrated and has a comprehensive plant list and planting diagram. With a huge range of plants, styles and uses, this inspirational yet practical book is the next best thing to hiring a gardener!
Go with Your Gut
By Robyn Youkilis
When nutritionist Robyn Youkilis began her health coaching practice, she quickly realized that the vast majority of complaints she heard from clients were about their digestion: if your digestive system isn't functioning properly, you can gain weight and suffer from fatigue, insomnia, bloating, indigestion and IBS. This exciting new book helps you to change your relationship with food and your body by focusing on what your symptoms are telling you and building new habits into daily life at a manageable pace. From a Superhuman Breakfast to a good-for-you Chocolate Cake, from a Rose and Berry Smoothie to the Perfect Detox Salad, Robyn shares more than 75 delicious yet simple recipes to help you on that path. Go With Your Gut will help you become your healthiest self.
By Jane Snedden Peever, Jane Snedden Peever
Mandalas are big at the moment, and we just made them even bigger! Artist and pattern-maker Jane Snedden Peever has created a gorgeous collection of richly elaborate mandalas, each one hand-drawn on a specific mindful theme. Furthermore, these mandalas are supersized, made bigger for more colouring, and making a larger and more impressive addition to your wall. Whether your choice of media is colouring pens, pencils, pastels or watercolour, you will be inspired by the beautiful creations in this book. Giant Mandalas makes an ideal gift or self-purchase for anyone seeking hours of colouring calm.
This book contains all the Rules of the game as revised 1st January, 2016, together with over 100 illustrations designed to provide easier understanding of those situations that cause difficulties for golfers.This essential reference book gives guidance on every situation a player may come across including bunkers, water hazards, loose impediments, casual water and much more, including the new ruling on Anchored Putting that has been so controversial. It includes descriptions of incidents that demonstrate the Rules in action and Frequently Asked Questions to aid understanding.Written by the R&A - the game's governing body - Golf Rules Illustrated is the perfect book for those new to the game or those who want a definitive golf Rules book in their library.
By Mima Sinclair, Mima Sinclair
Turn your kitchen into a winter wonderland with Gingerbread Wonderland. With recipes ranging from simple gingerbread men and women to more detailed scenes such as houses and a carousel, Mima Sinclair's new cookbook is suitable for the whole family. It's packed with fun gingerbread biscuits, sticky gingerbread cakes, plus handy tips on how to avoid mistakes, making templates, cutting perfect lines and more. As well as the traditional Christmas favourites such as a Hansel & Gretel House, there are contemporary creations such as Mini CoffeeCup Houses, Glass Pressed Cookies and a 3D Christmas Tree. Make perfect treats to slip into lunch boxes, serve up to friends at tea, give as gifts or show off as your holiday centrepiece.
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.
How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 50 designs inspired by gardens and reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and stress disappearing.
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.
Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Creative Ideas
By Alex Mitchell
In our increasingly busy and chaotic world, more and more of us are turning to gardening as a way to create a pleasant space to be in. However, as we continue to tighten our purse strings, the cost can make the pastime a source of further stress rather than one of pleasure. Alex Mitchell's Gardening on a Shoestring is full of inventive ways to achieve the garden you want on a budget, whether you are creating one from scratch or improving what you already have. Packed with money-saving tips, it combines classic gardening skills with simple, creative ideas. Sometimes it's about going back to the old ways of doing things, techniques in danger of being forgotten; other times it's about adapting to the new, saving money on equipment by making your own from inexpensive materials or knowing how to get bargains from nurseries and garden centres. So learn how to prune before you panic buy, grow food for peanuts, create pots for a pittance, propagate plants for nothing and make your own plant feed from weeds - all for next to nothing.