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Seasonal Spanish Food

By Jose Pizarro
Authors:
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.

Skin Secrets

By Liz Earle
Authors:
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
Authors:
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.

The Sausage Book

By Johnny Acton, Nick Sandler
Authors:
Johnny Acton, Nick Sandler
Sausages are also one of the most satisfying foods to make at home and an excellent way to explore the world's diverse tastes and culinary traditions. Nick and Johnny first demonstrate how to make simple sausages and even cure and smoke them yourself. They then show you how to use your sausages whether homemade or store-bought in over 80 recipes, including Toulouse Sausage and Bean Cassoulet, Toad-in-the-Hole, Berlin Bratwurst Cooked in Beer, Chorizo and Goat's Cheese Tart and Herby Sausage Dumplings. The Sausage Book is filled with intriguing historical and geographical information, making it a good read as well as a useful cooking resource. It also features artisan sausage makers from across Europe, bringing you the lowdown on Spanish chorizo, German frankfurters and Scottish haggis.

Seriously Good! Gluten Free Baking

By Phil Vickery
Authors:
Phil Vickery
This is a collection of 70 mouthwatering gluten-free baking recipes that coeliacs have until now only been able to dream about. Baking is often the most difficult aspect of the gluten-free diet to overcome, as it is gluten that gives bread its elasticity and cakes their spring. Recipes for delicious gluten-free cakes, puddings and pastries are hard to find - all too often the results are disappointingly crumbly and dry. But Phil Vickery's easy-to-follow instructions and practical advice, which draw on his Michelin-honed cooking skills, will have you whipping up melt-in-the-mouth Blueberry Cheescake, Chestnut and Roasted Onion Bread, Springy Scones and Squidgy Chocolate Brownies in an instant.

Sci-Fi Art Now

By John Freeman
Authors:
John Freeman

The Sex Diaries

By Bettina Arndt
Authors:
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.

Soups

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
Authors:
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.
  • Salad Days

    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 Cooker

    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
    Authors:
    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.
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    Small Garden Design Bible

    By Tim Newbury
    Authors:
    Tim Newbury
    No matter what your taste or how tiny your outside space this practical and inspirational book will have a garden for you. With 40 fabulous garden designs to copy - or mix and match several elements to suit your own particular area - Tim Newbury shares his wealth of expertise to show how you can transform your small garden with the minimum of fuss, time and effort. Designs range from the practical 'Small Space Dining' and 'Crops in Pots' to the exotic 'Tropical Paradise' and urban 'City Chic', and each contains expert advice, detailed planting plans and step-by-step weekend projects. And with every type of small space covered, from an unpromising patio to a tiny balcony, there is something here for everyone!

    Stress Relief

    By Jonathan Hilton
    Authors:
    Jonathan Hilton
    Stress has become a permanent part of our fast-paced lives, and it takes its toll. Mental and physical pressures wear down our body's reserves and leave us feeling depleted or overwhelmed. "Stress relief to go" offers a range of effective techniques which will show you how to reduce anxiety and find calm in the face of all the stresses of modern life. The author provides exercises to do throughout your day, healthy and creative diets and ways to organise your professional and home life.

    Shooting Stylish Portraits of New Arrivals

    By David Nightingale
    Authors:
    David Nightingale

    Surreal Digital Photography 2

    By Ben Renow-Clarke
    Authors:
    Ben Renow-Clarke
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    Sacred Geometry

    By Stephen Skinner
    Authors:
    Stephen Skinner
    "Sacred Geometry" examines the geometric framework that underlies all aspects of nature, revealing how man uses these frameworks to build enduring, sacred structures that connect him with the spirit. This book reveals the geometry that lies behind the mysteries of the Earth and, through thoroughly researched chapters, including sections on astronomy, landscape, architecture and art, will give you a deeper understanding of our world.