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Salt is Essential

By Shaun Hill
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Shaun Hill
Food needs salt. The quantity is a matter of personal taste but some presence is essential and little is more disappointing from the eating perspective than a plate of food that looks fabulous and tastes of very little. It shows the cook's priorities are all wrong, that too much television cookery has been watched and not enough tasting and enjoyment indulged in.' So says Shaun Hill, who in this engaging exploration of his 50 years as a chef, brings his wealth of experience to the table, sharing what he has learnt so that the home cook can create truly remarkable dishes. Never one to shy away from controversy, he covers everything from why local and seasonal are not necessarily indicators of quality, to why soy beans are best left for cattle feed and Budapest is paradise for the greedy. The recipes range from Warm Rock Oysters with Spring Onion Butter Sauce to Pork in Shirtsleeves and Buttermilk Pudding with Cardamom. And although his commentary is undeniably witty, it's Shaun's knowledge and expert guidance that makes this book an invaluable tome for anyone who takes their food (but not themselves) seriously. 'This is a book you need to own; a lifetime's hard work in the kitchen distilled into sensible brevity. Shaun is a friend and a great cook.' Rick Stein
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  • The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

    By Dr Ben Still
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    Dr Ben Still
    Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world.The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found, as well as explaining the fundamentals of atomic science and each element's place in the table and our universe.
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  • The Secret Life of Equations

    By Richard Cochrane
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    Richard Cochrane
    Discover the 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, ground-breaking technology and have shaped our understanding of the world.From much heralded classics, like Zeno's Dichotomy and Pythagoras's Theorem, to The Schrödinger Wave Equation and Google PageRank, each equation is broken down and explained in a unique, illustrated way, so that you understand what it's about; what it's good for; its history, detail and related equations.Behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. They are far from baffling, and now you too can understand their power and beauty!
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    SIMPLE

    By Diana Henry
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    Diana Henry
    Winner of The Fortnum & Mason Cookery Book of the Year Award 2017'This is everything I want from a cookbook: inspiration, intelligent company, great good-mood food, and beautiful writing.'Nigella Lawson'No one writes about food so beautifully with recipes which are, as the title says, simple to prepare yet always enticing. A treasure both to give and receive.' Julia Leonard, London Evening Standard'Her latest book, Simple, is destined to become a classic.'Daily Telegraph'Diana Henry's latest release is packed with tasty recipes we want to make again and again'.Jamie Magazine'I have always been a fan of this author for her good basics and sensible recipes that taste delicious. She writes well and gets the gastric juices going'.Irish Examiner'It's the next best thing to going to a favourite friend's for dinner and knowing that the food will be delicious, you're going to love and be nourished by everything, there won't be a weird fancy table placement and there is no risk that you'll ever run out of wine. Reading her recipes is almost as satisfying as making and eating them.' Daisy Buchanan, The Pool'A book to adore'Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday'Simple is her 10th book, and one of her very best; beautifully written and endlessly inventive, it would make a great gift for anyone interested in good food with minimal effort (i.e. just about anyone).'Felicity Cloake, The Guardian'Another outstanding collection of recipes for getting lunch or dinner on the table "quickly and easily, but with pizzazz". It's also a fascinating look at how eating habits have changed over the past decade"Sunday TimesNo-one is better than Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss, but which will knock your socks off with their flavour.Peppered throughout the book are ingenious ideas such as no-hassle starters and sauces that will lift any dish. From Turkish Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Yoghurt and Dill and Paprika-baked Pork Chops with Beetroot, Caraway and Sour Cream to Parmesan-roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Thyme, Diana takes the kind of ingredients we are most likely to find in our cupboard and fridge - or be able to pick up on the way home from work - and provides recipes that will become your friends for life.
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  • Secret London

    By Alice Chadwick, Rosie Goodwin
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    Alice Chadwick, Rosie Goodwin
    Set off on an exploration of London with this beautiful colouring book from London illustrators Alice Chadwick and Rosie Goodwin. Take a trip down the Thames, enjoy a ride on the London Eye, hang out in hipster Hoxton and perhaps pick up some flowers in Columbia Road on the way. Choose your colours and lose yourself in city life. Pick up insider information and historical facts as you wander the city's streets, and don't forget to check the map if you get lost! As you focus on colouring in and start to forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
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    A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas

    By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
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    Kay Plunkett-Hogge
    Tapas and sherry bars are everywhere: Berlin, London, LA, Paris, Munich. Now it's time to bring the trend home and serve this glorious marriage of flavours to friends. In A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas Kay Plunkett-Hogge tells the story of tapas and its beloved companion, sherry, and offers 80 easy-to-cook-at-home recipes. The book begins by exploring the mysteries of sherry, one of the world's oldest wines, considering the five key types, how they're made and how they're served, with tips on the best food and sherry matches and a selection of sherry cocktails. Kay then plunges into the tapas, with chapters on cold tapas - hams and olives and their like - and latillas; montaditos or 'mounted' tapas; pintxos, or 'things on sticks'; and on cooked tapas, with chapters on vegetables, eggs and dairy, seafood and meat. Kay has even created some delicious sherry-based desserts.
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    The Student's Manga Cookbook

    By Cara Frost-Sharratt, Yishan Li
    Authors:
    Cara Frost-Sharratt
    Illustrated by:
    Yishan Li
    Many students have barely cooked before leaving for college, and suddenly find that the kitchen can be an intimidating place if you don't know where to begin! This is where the expert step-by-step assistance of the Student's Manga Cookbook will turn a hungry novice into a skilled chef.Any young or beginner cook will find that this fresh approach to cooking makes classic dishes easy, and is a speedy way to learn key culinary techniques. With the friendly visual guidance of Sue Shi, Hungry Hiro, and Noodles the cat, you'll swiftly master such perennial favorites as Sweet & Sour Pork, Spaghetti Bolognese, Minestrone Soup and Ramen.There's a photograph of every dish completed, so you know what you're aiming for, and the step-by-step manga strips will take you through the preparation in easy steps.The perfect gift for college students, young chefs, or anyone who wants to master the kitchen, The Manga Cookbook is a uniquely fresh take on a perennial topic.
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    Simplissime

    By Jean-François Mallet
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    Jean-François Mallet
    Learn to cook classic French cuisine the easy way with this French bestseller from professionally trained chef Jean-François Mallet. Taking cooking back to basics, Simplissime is bursting with easy-to-follow and quick recipes for delicious French food. Discover how to make a mouth-watering Apple Tart with Cinnamon with just five ingredients, or Spaghetti with Asparagus and Orange in just three steps. For an impressive dish, whip up mouth-watering Mussels in Curry in a short 15 minutes. Each of the 160 recipes in this book is made up of only 2-6 ingredients, and can be made in a short amount of time. Recipe steps are precise and simple, accompanied by clear photographs of each ingredient and finished dish. Cooking has never been so easy! It's no surprise that this book has been selling a copy every ten seconds in France.
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    Samarkand: Recipes and Stories From Central Asia and the Caucasus

    By Caroline Eden, Eleanor Ford
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    Caroline Eden, Eleanor Ford
    Over hundreds of years, various ethnic groups have passed through Samarkand, sharing and influencing each other's cuisine and leaving their culinary stamp. This book is a love letter to Central Asia and the Caucasus, containing personal travel essays and recipes little known in the West that have been expertly adapted for the home cook. An array of delicious dishes will introduce the region and its different ethnic groups - Uzbek, Tajik, Russian, Turkish, Korean, Caucasian and Jewish - along with a detailed introduction on the Silk Road and a useful store cupboard of essential ingredients. Chapters are divided into Shared Table, Soups, Roast Meats & Kebabs, Warming Dishes, Pilavs & Plovs, Accompaniments, Breads & Doughs, Drinks and Desserts. 100 recipes are showcased, including Apricot & Red Lentil Soup, Chapli Kebabs with Tomato Relish, Rosh Hashanah Palov with Barberries, Pomegranate and Quince, Curd Pancakes with Red Berry Compote and the all-important breads of the region. And with evocative travel features like On the Road to Samarkand, A Banquet on the Caspian Sea and Shopping for Spices under Solomon's Throne, you will be charmed and enticed by this little known region and its cuisine, which has remained relatively untouched in centuries.
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    Sirocco

    By Sabrina Ghayour
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    Sabrina Ghayour
    The No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the Book of the Year - Food & Travel Reader AwardsFrom the author of Persiana - the golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery - Sirocco will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and accessible recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.Sabrina's highly anticipated follow-up, FEASTS, is out now!**Special Bonus Chapter** Download an exclusive 'Little Bites' bonus chapter for FREE by searching 'Feasts: Little Bites' and get 10 extra recipes, exclusive to Amazon.Praise for Persiana:'Loving Persiana' - Nigella Lawson'An instant classic' - Observer Food Monthly'The most exciting debut cookbook of the year' - Sunday Telegraph Stella'A fantastic treasure trove of good food' - Raymond Blanc'Sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant' - Mail on Sunday'The most appetizing book - I want to eat every page of it' - Pierre Koffmann'Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat' - Bruno Loubet'Brilliant for the novice, the timepoor and even the seasoned cook' - Guardian'Will have you salivating with Pavlovian gusto on page after page' - Independent'This book will delight fans of Ottolenghi-style food' - Waitrose Kitchen'Easy to decipher, packed with lots of flavour and... surprisingly easy to pull off' - Huffington Post'A gorgeously produced ode to richly spiced, exotic food from the Middle East and beyond' - A Little Bird'The latest doyenne of Persian food' - Metro
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    Socks: The Rule Book

    By Member 001, Member 002
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    Member 001, Member 002
    Socks. They are a serious business. Socks are the glue that binds an outfit together, the telling detail that shows that a man understands what it is to be stylish. But they are also a minefield of potential fashion disasters and style pitfalls. What style of socks should you wear with a brogue?Are patterned socks permissible with sneakers?How high should you roll-up your trouser leg?Are socks and sandals ever acceptable?*But fear no more - Socks: The Rule Book will solve your hosiery dilemmas. Laying out the ten fundamental rules of sock wearing with fashion-conscious advice and a knowing sense of humour, this book answers hitherto unanswered questions and establishes clear guidelines for every aspect of the sock world.*No.
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    Sketching Type

    By Lee Suttey
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    Lee Suttey
    Inside you'll find a series of inspirational exercises to help you start creating your own hand-drawn lettering styles. Follow the pointers, check out the expert examples and use the sketching pages to design your personal one-off typeface for a t-shirt or a tattoo, a poster or a postcard, or just for fun.When hand-drawing type, you generally don't need to worry too much about having a good knowledge of typography, although it helps to know the rules before breaking them. This book will give you some insights into the characteristics and anatomy of type, while giving you the space to play by your own rules.
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