Salt Sugar Smoke
By Diana Henry
This compact yet comprehensive little book shows exactly why salads have become one of the most popular dishes on today's restaurant menus. It provides expert and easy guidance on how to create simple yet delicious small salads that are perfect as starters or sides. It also tackles those elegant and substantial main-course salads such as Warm Duck and Walnut Salad and Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese. All that, and a range of tasty salad dressings are included, too.
By Levi Roots
Sugar and spice and all things nice. Levi's latest collection of recipes is all about indulgence. From luscious cakes and bakes, to creamy puds, from cool ice-creams to wicked cocktails, this is food to share and make everyone feel good.What does sweet mean to you? It could be those sweet moments by yourself, watching TV and getting out the popcorn or having a nice chunk of cake or a chocolate bar. Or it could be a celebration. Your birthday's arrived - and that means it's everybody's birthday. From Almond Cake with Lime and Cardamom Syrup or Salted Caramel Cheesecake to Pears in Ginger Syrup and Mango Bellini, the recipes here are about celebrating and sharing, getting together and enjoying the moment with great food.
By Ryan Armbrust
The pinup look made famous on WWII bombers and in the 1950s has become a timeless classic that is now undergoing a revival through digital photography. Alongside the rapid growth of the Boudoir genre - also covered in this book - the retro pinup look is an increasingly popular request from clients. This book will show you all how to achieve it, whether you're shooting professionally, or just for fun.
The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity
By Carolyn Boyes
Most of us want to attract money into our lives. Money is really about prosperity - living in abundance and, sometimes, breaking a cycle of lack. The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity reveals the most successful prosperity rituals, from money charms and angelic help, to setting the right goals and intentions - a vital way to programme your future self for success. Discovering how to use the Law of Attraction - the principle that like attracts like - you'll learn how to shift your thinking to change your reality and identify your money blocks to visualize future success. The time to take action is now - showing gratitude, tithing and money talismans help money flow.
Easy, economical and effortless - savour the flavours that emerge with slow cooking. These soups, casseroles, stews and roasts may take a while to cook, but while they're simmering, you can be getting on with other things.The great advantage of slow-cooked food is that you can use cheap cuts of meat, because it turns out tender and full of flavour. And most slow-cooked food can be frozen, so it's a great idea to double the quantity when you can. Let time be your friend and slow down to stock up.
Seasonal Spanish Food
By Jose Pizarro
Pizarro's infectious enthusiasm for Spanish cooking permeates every page. His message couldn't be simpler - use fresh, good-quality, seasonal ingredients and they will speak for themselves. Season by season, he explores his favourite ingredients from different Spanish regions (illustrated with beautiful location photography), the culture and history behind them and how best to use them with his exceptional recipes. With anecdotes about typical Spanish pastimes and stories from his youth growing up on a farm in Extremadura, this is a truly Spanish approach to the cuisine, which has integrity and charm. Try a Pea Soup with Serrano Ham to welcome spring, add extra virgin olive oil, lime juice and black pepper to the most ripe of summer fruits to bring out their flavour and create some authentic Spanish meatballs to warm you in winter - these are recipes that you will turn to again and again for any occasion.
No longer are salads relegated to side servings -- these days they also star as the main course. While salads are lighter than most main-course meals, they have become favourites for many of us, with classics like Caesar and Niçoise taking centre stage on restaurant menus. With inspirational recipes that include Mediterranean and Asian flavours, pasta, pulses and grains, and meaty salads that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, Simply Salads will transform your daily meal. From a simple Greek or chicken salad, to the more exotic Thai Beef and Asian-inspired seafood dishes, every recipe in Simply Salads is simply delicious.
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle's millions of customers worldwide have long clamoured for this book because, however good the products, they're not the whole answer. Here Liz will, for the first time, explore real skin secrets for all ages. She will describe which botanical ingredients are best for young skin, which plant oils are the most effective wrinkle removers, why vitamin E is so good for you - and much more. She emphasises the importance of a holistic approach - what you eat, how you sleep and how you relax are just as important as how you cleanse and detox, so she gives you a long-term strategy, recommending complementary therapies and supplements that will nourish your skin, as well as recipes and exercise routines to keep your skin healthy and glowing. For the price of her Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (over 5 million sold), this book will keep your skin looking good for life.
Stylish Thai in Minutes
By Vatcharin Bhumichitr
In this title, Vatch shows us how to cook delicious Thai recipes in 30 minutes or less. The recipes reflect his unsurpassed knowledge of Thai food, from Bangkok's popular street food to the fish specialities on the coast. Vatch uses simple, healthy but delicious ingredients, quick preparation methods and elegant presentation. Favourite dishes such as Geow Tod (Vegetable Won Tons) and Gratdoo Mood Tod (Spare Ribs with Chilli and Lemon Grass) will appeal to all. Vatch also describes traditional Thai customs for celebrating and entertaining. This book is the perfect introduction to Thai cuisine.
Sweet Vegan: 70 Delicious Dairy-Free Desserts
By Emily Mainquist
Sweet Vegan features a wide variety of vegan, gluten-free, and raw dessert recipes that are manageable for bakers of all levels and appeal to an audience with specific food allergies that straight vegan recipes may not include. If the reader is curious about gluten-free or raw desserts - or needs to prepare something for someone else with dietary restrictions - they can try out some recipes without buying a whole book dedicated to them. Emily's exclusive gluten-free flour mix is the closest readers will ever come to all-purpose flour, therefore making the finished product taste much better. A cookbook is all about making the most delicious recipes to share with friends and family.
The Sex Diaries
By Bettina Arndt
From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.
No food is as timeless or verstile as soup: the choice of ingredients is vast, the variations limitless. From it's humble French beginnings, soup has evolved into a dish for all occasions and in Soups you will find over 200 simple-to-follow recipes for creating quick, healthy and delicious soups, ranging from refreshing summer starters and warming first courses to hearty one-dish suppers. Choose from classics such as Cream of Chicken Soup, Bouillabaisse, Gazpacho and Borscht or try some more adventurous recipes such as Mussel Soup with Saffron, Spiced Chickpea and Lamb, and Eight Treasure Soup.No matter what your tastes, mood or culinary skills may be, this book really does has something for everyone.
Sew It Up
By Ruth Singer
Sewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes, curtains or accessories but few have been taught the basic sewing skills. This book contains everything you need to know. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects. Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Ruth will show you how to put in an invisible zip, make your own trimmings and how to alter clothes using pleats and gathering as well as decorative techniques such as appliques. Projects will demonstrate these skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags.
The Student Survival Pack
Everyone knows that most students have a somewhat limited diet, normally choosing to live off takeaways and beer. However, if they had the right recipes at their disposal this might not be the case. That's where The Student Survival Pack comes in. Combining Hamlyn's bestselling Student Cookbook and the indispensible Student Pasta Cookbook, this set provides over 400 simple, quality recipes for all tastes and occasions, whether you're looking for cheap eats for one or meals to entertain mates. In the Student Cookbook you'll find a fantastic combination of foods, covering everything from quick breakfasts to TV dinners, as well as cocktails and the inevitable hangover cures. The Student Pasta Cookbook complements this perfectly by giving you all the recipes you need to turn a student's favourite food into a culinary masterpiece, from simple classics to more special sauces.Every recipe is consistently-formatted, with clear instructions so that even the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt them with confidence. If you only buy one book this term, make it The Student Survival Pack!
Slow cookers are the perfect solution to today's busy lifestyle - simply add the ingredients, set the heat, walk out the door and return to a delicious meal. This book tells you everything you need to know about slow cooking, including how to choose, maintain and use your slow cooker to make simple and stress-free food that will amaze your friends and family. As well as classic dishes such as Braised Oxtail, Cassoulet and Pot Roasted Chicken, 'Slow Cooker' includes modern recipes like Split Pea Sofrito, Stuffed Monkfish and Baked Vanilla Cheesecake. With everything from soups and starters to cakes and chutneys catered for, you can forget fast food and savour the succulence of slow cooking!
The Secrets of Face Reading
By Simon G. Brown
The face can reveal the innermost secrets of our charcter, health and well-being. Based on the wisdom of Chinese masters, this practical book will teach you how to read the meaning behind different face shapes and facial features. Apply this knowledge to improve personal relationships with family and friends and guage romantic situations, advance your career, and maintain good health. Featuring breakdowns of all the key face-reading signs and signals, and including well-known celebrity examples, The Secrets of Face Reading is a thoughtfull and thorough insight into this fascinating tradition.