Samarkand: Recipes and Stories From Central Asia and the Caucasus
By 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.
By 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
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.
Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking
By Phil Vickery
Phil Vickery believes that he can revolutionise the notoriously restrictive gluten-free diet. Using his Michelin-starred cooking talents and his nurturing of simple, honest ingredients, Phil has created over 150 recipes that coeliacs have until now only dreamed of. Food to enjoy, food that is nutritious, food that will make you feel good. There are recipes for breakfasts, healthy snacks, light lunches, easy suppers and sophisticated dinners, including Crispy Pork Salad with Lemon Dressing and a Lemon and Leek Risotto. Phil also brings his skills to cakes, puddings and pastries - recipes that are the hardest of all to find if you are following a gluten-free diet. The 30 sweet ideas include a Fudgy Almond Cake with Mint Syrup & Frosting, Millionaire's Shortbread with Bramley Apple Dip and a great kids' Birthday Cake Sponge. There are also a number of delicious bread ideas, including Chestnut & Roasted Onion Bread.
By Kathryn Bruton
Slow Cooker: 500 Recipes
By Sara Lewis
Discover just how versatile a slow cooker can be with the new Slow Cooker: 500 Recipes. With 500 recipes to choose from, this tome of slow cooker recipes will fail to disappoint. Featuring sixteen chapters and packed with delicious recipes, you will find a dish to suit any occassion. All you have to do is leave your ingredients to cook throughout the day or overnight, and there will always be a hot meal waiting for you at the end of a busy day.
Stoner Mug Cakes
By Dane Noon
Mix your ingredients in a mug, then cook in your microwave for a delicious space cake. Even a stoner can do it and before you can say 'pass the spliff' your cake is cooked and ready to blow your mind.25 recipes for the least hassle when you want a delicious cake for getting baked. With a quirky design and full-colour photography throughout, give yourself the munchies (in every sense) with this ultimate guide to mug cakes for stoners.
By DJ Hooch
STREET DANCE: THE BEST MOVES is the perfect introduction to major street dance styles with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. As well as learning the various types of street dance, including B-boy, Popping, Locking, Hip Hop and House - and the basic moves of each of these - you'll get tips on the best tracks to dance to, what clothes to wear to look the part, and be given expert advice from top dancers across the globe. .Throughout the book there are also embedded videos, showing the step-by-steps put into practice so you can check you're doing it right!
Secret New York
By Zoé de Las Cases
Enjoy walking along the vast avenues, breathing in the unique atmosphere of Brooklyn and admiring the Statue of Liberty. Discover this city in perpetual motion, its energy and elegance. Get rid of your stress and decorate the city of dreams in a thousand colours. You will discover your inner artist and, after a few pencil strokes, forget your everyday worries.
By Denise Smart
The must-have gadget for 2015, in minutes the spiralizer creates spaghetti, ribbons and spirals from your favourite vegetables. From courgetti (courgette spaghetti) to cunoodles (cucumber noodles), it is now easier than ever to create healthy twists to your favourite meals. Perfect for the health-conscious, these vegetables can become the star of your dish, replacing heavier ingredients such as pasta and rice, so that you can enjoy your meal while eating fewer calories and cutting back on refined carbohydrates.With recipes ranging from Thai beef salad and Crispy spiralized potato fries to Courgette and lemon drizzle cake and Apple tarte tatin, The Complete Spiralizer Cookbook will open your eyes to the true versatility of the spiralizer.
Solo: Cooking and Eating for One
By Linda Tubby
'Cooking for yourself is a most satisfying part of self-nurture; when thought and care are given to the process, from shopping for ingredients to preparing a meal, you can take great pleasure in eating the results' writes Linda Tubby in her introduction to Solo. Linda's imaginative and inspiring recipes are divided into 5 chapters; Quick Fixes, Almost Instant, A Little Ahead, Give it Time and Those Little Extras, making it simple to find the perfect meal for any occasion. Create speedy meals to throw together such as Salad Lyonnaise and Crispy Sausage, Red Rice, Romanesco and Pomegranate, or take your time preparing yourself a delicious meal such as Marinated Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb or Pea & Lemon Risotto with Shimeji Mushrooms & Burrata. Linda also gives handy tips for spicing up otherwise lacklustre dishes, such as keeping your larder stocked with ready-to-use additions like Chilli and Garlic Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts or Crispy Shallots.
The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale
By Suzie Baldwin
The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.
By Zoé de Las Cases
Capture the beauty of colourful kimonos, the intricate designs of fans, the peace of an ancient temple and enjoy the uniquely elegant Japanese way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
By Zoé de Las Cases
Wander through picturesque streets, visit quirky shops and cafes, and enjoy a uniquely French way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
These recipes are cooked in an electric slow cooker, and include soups, stews, casseroles, curries, pot roasts and even a few desserts. All the dishes benefit from long, slow cooking and, because of that, most of them use inexpensive ingredients - cheaper cuts of meat, for example, are delicious when cooked at a low temperature for a long time; they emerge succulent and so tender they can be cut with a fork. Most come with suggestions for accompaniments, but there are also recipes for couscous, roasted potatoes, polenta, pilaf, mash and more, to help you out.
The Sunday Telegraph: All New Cryptic Crosswords 1
This new collection of tricky and testing cryptic crosswords from the archives of your favourite quality newspaper will provide hours of entertainment. Whether to while away time on a commute, provide a challenge on a lunch break or just for relaxing at home, The Sunday Telegraph: Cryptic Crosswords 1 is the perfect distraction and stimulation for puzzle fans.
The Shed: The Cookbook: Original, seasonal recipes for year-round inspiration. Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
By Gregory Gladwin, Oliver Gladwin, Richard Gladwin
Let the Gladwin brothers show you how to create the delicious seasonal food that has made their restaurant so popular. Divided into four sections, each focusing on a season, 100 recipes encompass the Mouthfuls, Slow and Fast Cooking and Puds that feature on their menus. Autumn includes Roasted Pumpkin with Spelt Grain, Leeks and Cobnuts; Hake, Red Pepper, Samphire with Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce and Braised Pheasant, Lentils, Autumn Greens and Rosehip Sauce, showcasing ingredients foraged from beaches and hedgerows and grown or reared on their Nutbourne farm. Including personal insights from each brother - Gregory's view from the farm, Richard's tips on food and wine matching and Oliver's step-by-step guide to the basics such as bread making.
The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie: Make your own divine knickers, bras & camisoles
By Katherine Sheers, Laura Stanford
With just a sewing machine and some inexpensive materials, you can learn how to make your own unique and beautiful bras, knickers and camisoles. Work your way up from super-easy, Tie-side knickers and Wedding Garters that can be customised in endless ways, to sewing with silk, tulle and other delicate fabrics. With more than 25 projects that can be personalised to suit your shape, size and style, from a Skirted Lace Thong and Chiffon Camisole to a Silk Soft-cup Bra and Roll-on Suspender, explore the vast scope for personal, creative expression in traditionally private items of clothing, whether making them for yourself or as a gift.