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Cook Japanese at Home

By Kimiko Barber, BARBER, KIMIKO
Authors:
Kimiko Barber, BARBER, KIMIKO
Japanese food is healthy, delicious and universally enjoyed, but despite the popularity of sushi and noodle bars around the world, so few of us cook this delightful cuisine at home. This impeccable guide from Japanese cook Kimiko Barber demystifies the cuisine and makes it accessible to the home cook. Kimiko covers everything you need to know about Japanese food, including its long and intriguing culinary history, and gives clear and concise explanations of Japanese ingredients, cooking terms and techniques, - as well as providing more than 200 recipes. These exceptional dishes are a combination of traditional classics that have been updated to suit today's busy home cooks, and new, specially created, easy-to-make meals - laid out in the more familiar Western-style format of starters, mains and desserts rather than the traditional Japanese one of cooking methods. With Kimiko's expert guidance and ideas for clever improvisations, your confidence will grow and soon you'll be creating Japanese dishes with all the flair and style of a true itamae.

Chef on a Diet: Loving Your Body and Your Food

By Sophie Michell
Authors:
Sophie Michell
They say you should never trust a skinny chef - but what if that skinny chef held the secret to losing weight without compromising on foodie pleasure? In her new book, executive chef Sophie Michell reveals the recipes she herself has used to lose weight despite spending all day, every day, surrounded by food. Sophie has developed this diet with an emphasis on flavour, so you'll never feel like you're missing out, even as you drop the pounds. The recipes have been carefully formulated to provide you with essential proteins and nutrients, and will leave you full of energy, with your taste buds satisfied and your body slimmer. With everything from smoothies and juices to brunches, packed lunches and impressive yet achievable mains, this diet allows you to really embrace your love of food. Enjoy a breakfast of Avocado and Chipotle Frittata, a dinner of Crisp Duck Wings with Miso Glaze and Kimchi Salad, and an array of tempting sweet dishes such as Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Cake. The recipes are so tasty you'll want to keep cooking them long after you reach your goal weight, helping you to maintain it - as Sophie says, a successful diet is 'a life choice, not something you endure to lose the pounds. ' With the focus on flavour and enjoyment rather than calorie counting, it's time to diet like a chef.
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Cooking, Blokes and Artichokes: A Modern Man's Kitchen Handbook

By Brendan Collins
Authors:
Brendan Collins
Are you looking for tasty, no bullshit food? You've come to the right place. Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes is for every bloke searching for inspiration and a solid guide to good cooking. Collin's easy-to-follow recipes can help any modern man broaden his kitchen skills - from making proper vinaigrette to the fool proof technique for braising meat. You won't find bland how-to tutorials; Brendan teaches through his recipes. Want to know how to take apart a lobster? Make the decadent lobster Bolognese and you'll see how! Starting with the essential man-food, sandwiches, in Things On Bread and moving on to choosing the ultimate meat selection in One Charcuterie Plate to Rule Them All, plus tips on meats in Grilling 2.0, Brendan's 100 straightforward recipes cover everything, from super side dishes and pressure cooker meals to date night food, game day nibbles and, of course, desserts. The more recipes you try, the more skills you'll learn to cook delicious food, impress your mates and get creative in the kitchen.

The Cardamom Trail

By Chetna Makan
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Chetna Makan
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites.Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.
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The City Grower: Design, Create and Manage a Small Food-growing Plot

By Matt Franks
Authors:
Matt Franks
Think you don't have the time or space to grow your own food? Think again. The City Grower shows you how to find spaces suitable for growing no matter their size, and gives you the skills to grow around a busy lifestyle in a simple, five-step process: the plot, the build, planting, maintenance and harvest. Whether you rent a room in a house with a shared garden or live in a flat with a small balcony or window ledge, Matt Franks will guide you through the process to transform your space into an eco-friendly growing machine. With great tips on up-cycling of discarded materials, keeping pests at bay with household items, when to grow which veg and where, plus how to use your smartphone for maximum yield, this is the perfect book for any aspiring city grower.

Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

By Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry
In this culinary exploration of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa, Diana Henry has gathered together dishes that combine exotic flavours in ways long forgotten - or never discovered - in many Western kitchens. Colourful, aromatic and perfumed ingredients, from leathery pomegranates, with their insides bursting with ruby seeds, to flower-waters that allow you to drink in the scent of a garden, combine to bring an intoxicating whiff of the exotic to your table and pleasure to your kitchen. The core ingredients of these cuisines are increasingly available so dishes such as Chermoula-marinated Tuna, Fennel, Pomegranate and Feta Salad, and Lavender, Orange and Almond Cake are both delicious and accessible to cook.
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Crops in Pots

By Bob Purnell
Authors:
Bob Purnell
There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients for a salad, pasta dish or stew. The flavour of freshly harvested produce is far superior to anything you can buy in the supermarket. What's more, you have the satisfaction knowing that it was your own handiwork, and you're able to control whether or not to use chemicals.You don't need a huge amount of space in order to get a worthwhile crop. A wide range of edible plants can be grown successfully in containers and many are just as much a delight to the eye as to the tastebuds.This book has 50 great ideas for growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots will be colourful, beautiful to look at and produce plentiful crops.
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Create and Construct: Super Structures in MINECRAFT

By Kirsten Kearney
Authors:
Kirsten Kearney
Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is today a global phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world. Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities showcases the towering heights of this creative freedom, featuring incredible cityscapes from master builders that have been years in the making.From sprawling urban metropolises to otherwordly fantasy kingdoms, the vistas featured in this book are many and varied. Step-by-step tutorials are included for readers to create structures and features within, such as helicopters, lamp posts, famous landmarks, historical castles, super slides, big wheels, and more. An introductory section gives new players the essentials - how to get started, an explanation of different game modes, and a guide to crafting - while a directory of materials acts as a quick reference of the resources available for the more seasoned Minecrafters. With builds to suit all skills levels, Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities will appeal to all fans of the game.

The Complete Sous Vide Supreme Cookbook

By Jo McAuley
Authors:
Jo McAuley
The sous vide technique has been the secret of great chefs around the world for decades.Providing foolproof results, the method involves cooking vacuum-sealed pouches in a water bath at a precisely-controlled temperature. This retains the juices and aromas lost by traditional cooking as well as retaining all the nutrients.Now sous vide machines are affordable for all and this cookbook contains 80 day-to-day delicious recipes you can cook at home. Covering a full range of cuisines and courses, this cookbook showcases the full range of benefits the machine has to offer.SousVide Supreme is the leading affordable water oven around the world, but whatever home model you've bought, this cookbook will be indispensable.
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Colour: The Professional's Guide

By Karen Triedman
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Karen Triedman
Colour is one of the most complex elements of design and it is also what people respond to first on an emotional level, whether they are surveying a restaurant interior or browsing an online catalogue. An in-depth understanding of colour is one of the most important and useful assets available to a visual professional. Working successfully with colour in a global community involves understanding colour theory and psychology, as well as geographical and historical reference. This information is covered thoroughly, with clear and precise explanations and examples. Colour: The Professional's Guide is comprehensive, offering informative techniques, examples, inspiration and, above all, exemplary solutions to fit the designer's every need, whatever their discipline. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 colour images, this guide removes the grey areas from the full colour world of contemporary design, providing designers from all disciplines with everything they need to become true, confident colourists.
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The Ciate Book of Nail Style

By Charlotte Knight
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Charlotte Knight
Learn how to look after your nails with insider advice from a beauty expert. From high end to high street there's a range of looks to try from the classic red manicure in the style of Olivia Palermo to stripes, spots and playing with textures such as glitters and Ciate's famous caviar look. Charlotte takes you through the basics from the essential toolkit - what you need, what not to bother with and why - to prepping your nails for polish, caring for nails on the go and nutritional tips to nurture nails. With different nails shapes, golden rules for the perfect paint job to experimenting with topcoats this book answers your nail FAQs while inspiring you to try new looks.

Cook Scandinavian

By Camilla Plum
Authors:
Camilla Plum
With sections on vegetables, spices, herbs, berries, fruit, meat, fish, seafood, eggs and seasonal baking, this is the ultimate guide to Scandinavian cooking. It includes 100 essential ingredients and 300recipes selected by Camilla Plum, an authority on the distinctive produce of Scandinavia, and book celebrates the varied cooking methods used to make the most of Nordic ingredients, from salting and jamming to eating fresh from the wild. From crayfish to lingonberries, by way of venison and rye bread, the information and recipes in this book give you a fascinating insight into the Scandinavian kitchen and offers a truly fascinating insight into the food culture and philosophy of Northern Europe.

The Complete Tai Chi Tutor

By Dan Docherty
Authors:
Dan Docherty
Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi.It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques. In addition, he explores the martial and self-defence application of some of the fundamental techniques. Finally, Docherty offers guidance on becoming a Tai Chi instructor and explores areas of tuition, competitions and styles.This illustrated guide offers you sequential directions on key techniques, such as Single Whip, Vanguard Arms and Seven Stars, with descriptions on how to do major form techniques. Moves are clearly demonstrated through the use of step-by-step photography and text. Whether you have some Tai Chi knowledge of if you are looking to become an advanced practitioner, this guide will take your practice to the next level.
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Crystal Power, Crystal Healing

By Michael Gienger
Authors:
Michael Gienger
This unique book examines the basic principles underpinning the fascinating art of crystal healing. Presented in a simple, easy-to-read style, it is a classic, key piece of writing for anyone seeking to unlock the powerful healing properties of more than 120 crystals. The result of twelve years' research and personal study, author Michael Gienger presents here an exhaustative examination of the therapeutic and healing properties of crystals for all our spiritual, mental and physical needs. Containing a wealth of stunning colour photography and detailed descriptions of crystals and their application, this ground-breaking work provides the first ever comprehensive survey of the art of crystal healing.
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  • Cats

    Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful, feline-filled coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
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    How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by cats and reach for your colouring pencils. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.

    Chris Boardman: The Biography of the Modern Bike

    By Chris Boardman
    Authors:
    Chris Boardman
    Former Olympic champion, Tour de France record holder, successful bike designer, and leader of the British Olympic Cycling Team's 'Secret Squirrels', Chris Boardman, looks at the development of the modern bike from the first experiments with gearing, through to the superbikes of today.Co-written with cycling expert Chris Sidwells, with features on components, manufacturers, designers and iconic designs, The Biography of the Modern Bike is a fascinating study of cycle design through the decades. Fully illustrated throughout, and with lively and informative text - this will make a great addition to any bike lover's bookshelves.
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    Chriskitch: Big Flavours from a Small Kitchen

    By Chris Honor, Laura Washburn Hutton
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    Chris Honor, Laura Washburn Hutton
    'It is fresh, innovative ad delicious.'The Telegraph'Stripped-back and simple....every dish carries flavour and texture'The Sunday Times'You know this food, this shameless, sensory largess, will make you feel very good about yourself'Jay Rayner, The Observer'Fresh, innovative and delicious'The Telegraph - Book of the week'A nailed-on culinary genius running the most rewarding small local restaurant I have encountered in years'Giles CorenAustralian-born chef Chris Honor has been hailed by Giles Coren of The Times as 'a nailed-on culinary genius', running 'the most rewarding small local restaurant I have encountered in years'. His recipes for great salads, sweet and savoury bakes, soups and wonderful sharing plates are highly original, but really simple to create at home, and with American food writer Laura Washburn Hutton he shares 100 of his most memorable recipes. Chris writes: 'What this book will offer the reader is an education in balancing taste and texture, with plenty of visual inspiration. It is as much guidebook as cookery book because I don't necessarily think in terms of recipes, I think in terms of combinations. Mix up the flavours and textures and, at the same time, make it appeal to the eye. Be generous, make it unpredictable; this is what I do. My book will teach the reader to do this too.'
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    Create & Construct: Incredible Minecraft Cities

    By Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz
    Authors:
    Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz
    Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is today a global phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world. Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities showcases the towering heights of this creative freedom, featuring incredible cityscapes from master builders that have been years in the making.From sprawling urban metropolises to otherwordly fantasy kingdoms, the vistas featured in this book are many and varied. Step-by-step tutorials are included for readers to create structures and features within, such as helicopters, lamp posts, famous landmarks, historical castles, super slides, big wheels, and more. An introductory section gives new players the essentials - how to get started, an explanation of different game modes, and a guide to crafting - while a directory of materials acts as a quick reference of the resources available for the more seasoned Minecrafters. With builds to suit all skills levels, Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities will appeal to all fans of the game.

    Conran on Colour

    By Terence Conran
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    Terence Conran
    Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. Even its absence makes its presence felt. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles - and colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible. Yet handling colour effectively does take both confidence and a degree of expertise. In Conran on Colour Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world's leading designers, retailers and restaurateurs to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient. With reference to a wide range of sources, from nature and fashion to street markets and works of art, he reveals how to translate such examples into practical strategies for bringing colour into your home.Packed with fascinating detail, sound advice and a wealth of inspiration, the book is illustrated with engaging contemporary interiors from around the world - homes that display a fresh blend of thoughtful design and individual character. As such examples reveal, using colour successfully is as much about well-judged accents and focal points as it is in the choice of wall colour or floor covering.
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