100 Family Dinners
This is the perfect book for busy parents who want to create satisfying, nutritious meals that don't take hours to prepare and which children and adults alike will love. With one pot dishes, stir-frys, roasts, curries and risottos, it has the Test Kitchen's signature international inspiration and accessible recipes all in one place
2-Day Fasting Diet
Join the scores of people who have discovered the best way of dieting - eat less for just two days a week while eating normally on the other days. This famous 'fasting' diet allows 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men, and the recipes are so delicious, that you'll never be tempted to over-indulge on your regular eating days.
200 Light Slow Cooker Recipes
In this book you'll find low-calorie recipes to suit all occasions. Warming soups, stews and casseroles that can cook slowly all day and be ready when you come in from work are perfect for dieters as they are a secret weapon against evening binging on fast food when you're too tired to cook. You'll be surprised at the selection of fresh-tasting lighter meals that really lend themselves to slow cooking. Let your slow cooker make your dieting effortless!
200 Light Healthy Curries
Delicious and aromatic as they are, many curries contain a lot of oil, butter and cream - bad news for dieters and the health conscious.The recipes in this book will show you how to coook delicious healthy curries without compromising on flavour or taste, by substituting healthy options, such as groundnut oil and low-fat natural yoghurt in place of full-fat alternatives.There is nothing more satisfying than producing a rich, aromatic curry to share with family and friends - whether it be Indian, Southeast Asian or even Japanese, with these low-calorie options, you can try a new delicious curry recipe every night.
200 Light Cakes & Desserts
Dieting doesn't have to mean giving up the things you love, thanks to the Hamlyn All Colour: Light series. When you fancy a fruity or chocolatey treat or are entertaining friends, look no further than our collection of treats, which all clock in at under 300, 400 or 500 calories. From comforting puddings for a cold winter's night to lighter treats for summer evenings, and from the luscious taste of chocolate to the tang of seasonal fruit, we show you that by using healthier ingredients and cooking methods, you can still savour the taste of a delicious dessert.
200 Light Vegetarian Dishes
Cutting down on red meat is a great way to avoid eating too much saturated fat, as well as keeping your cholesterol low. Now that the quality of fruit and vegetables that we can buy is so good, more and more people are opting to eat meat-free meals in order to save money and calories. This book can help you start up a meat-free regime, or if you are a already a committed vegetarian, it can boost your repertoire with its inventive low-fat meals that come in under either 500, 400 or 300 calories. A delicious range of salads, soups, main courses and desserts for low-calorie meat-free meals at any time of day.
200 Light Chicken Dishes
Chicken is the most widely-consumed meat on the planet. It is inexpensive, quick to cook and hugely versatile, and its mild flavour makes it a favourite with people of every age, making it a great choice for a family meal.Chicken is a great choice for dieters because it contains a lot of protein and very little fat - steamed or grilled chicken breast is one of the leanest and healthiest meats available. Not only that, but its mild flavour means it can be adapated to an infinite number of different ingredients, from the delicate tastes of Mediterranean foods, such as basil and olives, right through to the rich and heady spicy stews and curries of India. Think of chicken as a deliciously light and low-fat blank canvas to which you can add all your favourite flavours, and be inspired by the global influences of this recipe collection.
200 Light Weekday Meals
For many, cooking in the week is a bore; it's a 'must-do' rather than a 'want to' activity in their busy schedule, and when energy levels are low, it's all too easy to reach for a take away menu and break the diet. However, thanks to this simple recipe collection, cooking can be a creative, therapeutic and above all, a brief process! These recipes will kick-start your enthusiasm and tantalise your tastebuds, and to top it all off, they're all between just 300 and 500 calories!
1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die
By Neil Beckett
If you're after a good quality wine to try, you are no longer restricted to the greats of the Old World - Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhine Valley and Barolo to name but a few. Countries everywhere from Argentina to Australia, and even China, Canada, India and Thailand are now producing great wines at affordable prices. So what to choose? 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die is here to lift you out of the grapey confusion. Entries written by experts cover everything you'll need to choose between the Chardonnay or the Grenache, including evocative tasting notes, informative and entertaining reviews, suggestions as to when the wines will be at their best and recommendations for other great vintages and similar wines. Accompanied by images of the wine labels and beautiful photographs of the wineries and vineyards, this book is a sumptuous guide to discovering the world's most interesting and exciting wines.
By Jenny Linford
Gourmets with an appetite for good food in gorgeous settings will find their taste buds tingling in anticipation as they flick through the pages of this book. The eateries listed here come from around the world and range from beloved, local institutions-favorite spots for family celebrations-to elegant, haute cuisine establishments in which to enjoy refined and elegant dishes.As well as celebrating the traditional and the classic, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die showcases the best of the contemporary dining scene. Discover where the world's best chefs-René Redzepi, Pierre Gagnaire, Thomas Keller, and Heston Blumenthal, to name but a few- are performing their culinary wizardry. Read about grand old European cafés, brasseries, and restaurants in places such as Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, and Budapest-whose décor evokes the confident affluence of the nineteenth century-as well as the most modern and stylish temples to gastronomy.The featured restaurants are all iconic, selected not only for the standard of their cooking but for their atmosphere, ambience and setting. There's no shortage of culinary choice either: the world's cuisines are all well-represented in their diverse glory. If you've ever wondered where to find the best curries in Delhi, feijoada in Brazil, dim sum in Hong Kong, sushi in Tokyo, or antipasti in Rome, this is the book for you.
21 Days To The Perfect Dog
By Karen Wild
Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your dog continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your dog.The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers.Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect dog.
The 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book: Animals
By Thomas Pavitte
It's dot-to-dot gone wild in this addition to the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, as author Thomas Pavitte sets out to explore the animal kingdom. Enjoy bringing your favourite animals to life with The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals, featuring popular pets such as cats and dogs, alongside the more exotic beasts of feathers, fur and scales - each rendered in 1000 dots, and resulting in beautifully detailed line drawings that you'll want to keep.
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes
By Thomas Pavitte
In The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes, Thomas Pavitte takes his incredible 1000 Dot-to-Dot series to the urban jungle.Tackle the iconic skylines and landmarks of Paris, New York, London, Venice and many more besides, and experience the cities of the world in a whole new way as each one comes to life beneath your pen.
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Masterpieces
By Thomas Pavitte
After the phenomenal success of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, for his fourth outing author and artist Thomas Pavitte takes on the challenge of recreating some of the world's finest works of art - all in 1000 dots!20 masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Hokusai are rendered in exquisite line drawings for you to complete yourself. Not only will you discover the satisfaction of seeing each artwork come to life as you join up the dots, but once you've finished, the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your masterpiece ready to be proudly displayed!
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Icons
By Thomas Pavitte
The first collection in Thomas Pavitte's internationally best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot series features 20 iconic portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Albert Einstein, to complete yourself.With each drawing consisting of 1000 dots (handily colour-coded in groups of 100 to help you keep your place), you'll have hours of fun creating images that are not only satisfying to complete, but also cool enough to put on your wall.
By Guy Kesteven
Never before have so many bicycles been profiled within one beautifully illustrated volume. 1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die explores in detail the greatest bikes of all time and from across the globe: from the early historic velocipedes of the 1890s to the arrival of today's standard upright bikes that dominate the marketplace. This comprehensive book brings together models from every cycling discipline, from road to mountain biking and BMX to track racing. Key brands are also represented, from the Italian maestros Colnago, Bianchi, De Rosa, and Pinarello to the American ambassadors, Trek and Specialized. Also included are many of the smaller but equally influential designers, such as BMC, Scott, LeMond, and Cervélo.1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die celebrates the designs and individual stories behind the world's most influential, groundbreaking, and high-profile bicycles. A detailed photograph of each bike-whether it is a racing shot or stock manufacturing image-is accompanied by illuminating and insightful text revealing the history, development, and importance of each of the 1001 bikes featured.Each entry details every bike's specifications and manufacturing history, as well as the impact it has had on the bicycle industry. A visually stunning compendium, the book allows readers to trace the evolution of the bicycle, from its early incarnations in wood, all the way through to the record-breaking race bikes of the contemporary world. It promises to be an intriguing read for all bicycle enthusiasts and experts.
101 Things for Kids to do Outside
By Dawn Isaac
Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography, so you can't go wrong! Activities include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage, setting up a wormery, planting a potato tower, making natural inks, flying a homemade kite and playing torch tag. This hands-on guide will help children get the most from being outdoors, and you don't need a big garden - a local park or small area will suffice. 101 Things for Kids to do Outside is sure to get your kids away from the computer and provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.
200 Healthy Chinese Recipes
Ditch the takeaways and learn to make your very own fresh and healthy Chinese food. Learn to make all your favourites dishes, with recipes including Chicken noodle soup, Sweet and sour pork and Singapore chicken, and let your tastebuds be tempted by more unusual textures and flavours, as you choose from an exciting array of dishes, from Duck with honey and lime sauce to Peanut, squid and noodle salad, to Sesame tuna with spicy noodles. With a wide range of dishes including broths, main courses, salads and snacks, you can enjoy Chinese cuisine at any time of day, in your own home.
1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die
By Terry Burrows
Find out why Chet Atkins had a Gretsch guitar named after him, why The Who's John Entwistle called his favourite guitar "Frankenstein", and how John Lennon elevated the Rickenbacker 325 to one of the most desirable guitar brands of the 1960's.1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one.All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanise brands, such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Teisco; European classics of the 1960's including Burns, Hagstrom, Eko and Hofner; obscure models from behind the "Iron Curtain", such as Defil, Aelita, Resonet and Musima; and present-day oil-can guitars built in South Africa. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume.A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Contents includes... IntroductionPre -1930s1930 - 1949 1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s