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By Terence Conran

Plain Simple Useful

Terence Conran has always believed that objects – and surroundings – that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. Here are three projects to get you started on creating a contemporary living space.

Kyle Books

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Sian Tucker, James Lynch
Authors:
Sian Tucker, James Lynch
Kyle Books

The Diabetes Weight Loss Cookbook

Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi
Authors:
Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi

The initial diagnosis of diabetes can be shocking and the masses of information daunting. With a clear explanation of type 2 diabetes, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi guide you through how to halt the progress of diabetes, lose weight and bring your blood glucose down to a normal level by sharing delicious new ways to think about food on a permanent basis. Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk of Diabetes encourages a low-carb diet, with a staged process of incorporating more low-carb and nutrient-dense foods by reducing added sugars and cutting back on starchy food. Simple recipes with easy-to-source, inexpensive ingredients are at the heart of this book, filled with tips for eating out, holidays and how to keep active. Various recipes require simple assembly, some are easy to take to work and all are designed to fill you up without fattening you up and raising your blood sugar levels. A carefully constructed diet plan with portion sizes to follow is also featured to help reduce your production of insulin. Katie and Giancarlo share their knowledge and experience to empower you to make your own informed decisions about diet, encouraging you to eat foods in their natural form and ditch the processed foods so that you too can enjoy good and lasting health.

Aster

By the Sea

Dr Deborah Cracknell
Authors:
Dr Deborah Cracknell
Ilex Press

The Photography Bible

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Created by expert professional photographer Michael Freeman, this convenient book is divided into the four essential areas for photographers to understand; the exposure, light & lighting, composition and editing. It's quick and easy to refer to in the field, by the computerIn a convenient take-anywhere format, this book packs in a lot of value for anyone interested in photography, and without skimping on quality. You'll find how to get great portraits, perfect landscapes and take outstanding artistic compositions; important information whatever camera you choose.

Mitchell Beazley

The Life of Tea

Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay
Authors:
Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay

'Masterfully written, beautifully photographed' Nigel SlaterThis journey to the world's finest teas, captured in extraordinary photography, brings alive the aroma, taste and texture of this drink in all its many nuances, and will give connoisseurs and casual readers alike a much deeper understanding of how great tea is created.Includes sections on botany, cultivation, processing methods and the impact tea has had, and continues to have, on culture. The Life of Tea also follows Michael and Timothy's travels in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, featuring the producers of some of the world's finest teas and the characteristics that make these teas so sought after. This book is the ultimate guide for tea enthusiasts, following the journey from plantation to pot.

Kyle Books

Ikigai

Yukari Mitsuhashi
Authors:
Yukari Mitsuhashi

Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple and humble, like tending your garden or walking your dog.Having grown up in Japan, Yukari Mitsuhashi understands first hand what ikigai means to Japanese people. Now living in Los Angeles, she has written this book to introduce the traditional concept to a new audience. This is not a 'one size fits all' book. Instead, Ikigai encourages you to look at the details of your life and appreciate the everyday moments as you learn to identify your own personal ikigai. The book includes case studies from a range of people sharing their ikigai, from athletes to writers and business people.With its refreshingly simple philosophy and liberating concepts, this beautifully presented book will be a guide you will return to again and again.

Mitchell Beazley

Casablanca

Nargisse Benkabbou
Authors:
Nargisse Benkabbou

OBSERVER RISING STAR IN FOOD 2018 'a book that is infused with the flavours of Morocco and is as accessible as it is inspiring' - Nigella Lawson 'It practically sings with aromatic spices and ingredients' - Delicious. 'Breathes new life into Moroccan food' - BBC Good Food Morocco is one of the top destinations in the world. This beautiful North African country lies on the border of Europe and the rest of the Arab world, drawing people in with its colourful souks, vibrant landscapes, cheerful hospitality and, most importantly, the food.Casablanca is the exciting debut from Moroccan chef Nargisse Benkabbou. This book features recipes for simple and satisfying dishes such as Artichoke, baby potato & preserved lemon tagine, Sticky ras el hanout & peach short ribs and Buttermilk chicken kebabs. Also featured are tasty western classics with a unique Moroccan twist: try your hand at Orange blossom, beetroot & goats' cheese galette, Roasted almond & rainbow couscous stuffed poussin and Moroccan mint tea infused chocolate pots.Nargisse breathes new life into Moroccan cuisine, blending that authentic Moroccan spirit and the contemporary to create accessible recipes for the everyday.

Mitchell Beazley

The Gin Dictionary

David T. Smith
Authors:
David T. Smith

"Comprehensive...will enhance your gin appreciation" - The New York TimesAn A-Z compendium of everything you need to know about gin, from botanicals to the perfect G&T. Includes 20 gin cocktail recipes.Gin is the spirit of the moment, the discerning drinker's tipple of choice. But with a gin revolution currently sweeping the world, it has never been a more fascinating - and complex - subject.The Gin Dictionary is the gin-drinker's guide to this special spirit. With hundreds of entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavour notes, cocktails and the many varieties of gin around the world, award-winning gin expert David T. Smith explores the key factors behind your drink.

Mitchell Beazley

The Louise Parker Method: Lean for Life

Louise Parker
Authors:
Louise Parker
Conran

Everyday Harumi

Harumi Kurihara
Authors:
Harumi Kurihara

In Everyday Harumi, now reissed as an attractive jacketed paperback, Harumi Kurihara, Japan's most popular cookery writer, selects her favourite foods and presents more than 60 new home-style recipes for you to make for family and friends. Harumi wants everyone to be able to make her recipes and she demonstrates how easy it is to cook Japanese food for every day occasions without needing to shop at specialist food stores. Using many of her favourite ingredients, Harumi presents recipes for soups, starters, snacks, party dishes, main courses and family feasts that are quick and simple to prepare, all presented in her effortless, down-to-earth and unpretentious approach to stylish living and eating. Every recipe is photographed and includes beautiful step-by-step instructions that show key Japanese cooking techniques. Texture and flavour are important to Japanese food and Harumi takes you through the basic sauces you can make at home and the staples you should have in your store cupboard.Photographed by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, this warm and approachable cookbook invites you to cook and share Japanese food in a simple and elegant style.

Kyle Books

Healthy Eating to Reduce The Risk of Dementia

Margaret Rayman, Katie Sharpe
Authors:
Margaret Rayman, Katie Sharpe

Dementia affects nearly 36 million people worldwide, with 7.7 million new cases every year, and has a dramatic impact on sufferers and their families. There is evidence, however, that a healthy lifestyle and diet, especially in mid-life, can help to reduce the risk of developing dementia. In this much-needed book, Margaret Rayman and her team of nutritional experts give clear and effective guidelines on how to adapt your diet and lifestyle to help protect you against this condition. In addition to general dietary advice, it includes 100 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes, all of which are based on two years of careful research. The detailed introduction summarises the team's findings and explains, in a clear and concise manner, what foods, food components and nutrients can help to protect the brain and keep it functioning to its best capacity. The introduction is followed by a tempting collection of recipes, such as Blueberry and Wheatgerm Pancakes for breakfast, Warm Chicken and Grapefruit Salad for lunch, and Baked Trout with White Wine and Fennel for dinner, with a tempting Chocolate Orange Mousse or a bright and zingy Cranberry Sorbet for dessert. The fantastic health benefits of these dishes are sure to make them a welcome addition at any stage of life.

Kyle Books

A Good Yarn: 30 Timeless Hats, Scarves, Socks and Gloves

Katherine Poulton
Authors:
Katherine Poulton

'I think we are all so increasingly obsessed and addicted to the new...that there's a danger of us forgetting to look back, appreciate and hold onto the amazing things, values, skills and traditions that previous generations and the past offer us. I'm really interested in marrying the old and the new...wearing a modern sleek designed hat, hand knitted old-school style in real wool!' - Lily Cole. These 30 projects are inspired by some of the most popular and fashionable accessories sold by the North Circular. Each project has clear instructions and beautiful photography. There is also advice on ethical buying and sourcing local, sustainable wool. Handmade doesn't have to mean compromising on style or quality.

Cassell

Living with Time to Think

Nancy Kline
Authors:
Nancy Kline
Ilex Press

Shooting Models

Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
Authors:
Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow

The success of any shoot - whether editorial, fashion, beauty, or advertising - depends not only on the skill of the photographer, but also on the model, and the all-important chemistry between the two. A great photographer understands how to get the best results from their model, with consistency and clear direction. Meanwhile a model with original ideas and a professional approach is always in high demand.With the accumulated wisdom of two successful professionals, Shooting Models explains this creative collaboration from both sides of the camera, and teaches the key skills required by photographers and models alike to achieve stunning shots together.- With insights from photographers and models, you will understand both sides of the dynamic and get the best results from any shoot- Create a professional portfolio or lookbook that will impress editors, agencies, and clients- Marry technical expertise with a clearly communicated vision to yield shots that make an impact

Mitchell Beazley

Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food

Kevin Dundon
Authors:
Kevin Dundon

Celebrated chef Kevin Dundon takes on time-honoured, traditional dishes and ingredients and gives them a twist as only he can. The result is delicious, easy-going food that is perfect for everything from leisurely dinner with friends to a quick family lunch.Think modern takes on Rib of Beef, Lamb Stew or Brown Soda Bread - all with easy-to-follow instructions for replicating at home and presented against a backdrop of gorgeous country landscapes.Kevin's passion for freshness mixed with both simplicity and flair permeates his cooking. Whether it's a Smoked Fish Chowder or Wicklow Venison in Mulled Wine, Chicken with Lemon and Fennel or Buttermilk and Heather-infused Panna cotta, Kevin uses simple seasonal ingredients to spectacular effect. Family gatherings - Christmas, Easter, a summer BBQ - are catered for, as well as easy meals for everyday dinners, lunches and brunches. Kevin's magic touch will transform anyone's cooking.Organised into sections such as Soups, Breads, Fish and Seafood, Poultry and Game, Meat, Vegetarian, Salads and Side Dishes, Something Sweet and Storecupboard, Sauces and Stocks, this book is inspired by Kevin s love of fresh Irish food. This beautiful book will fill you with enthusiasm for fresh ingredients and delicious comfort food. Recipes Include: · Caramelized Onion Soup with Cheesy Croutons · Arthurstown Fish Chowder · Pale Ale and Cheddar Soup · Buttermilk Scones · Sourdough Bread · Trout Fillets with Streaky Bacon and Flaked Almonds · Duncannon Smoked Fish Pie · Dunmore East Fresh Scallop Tartlets · Chorizo Roast Chicken · Smoked Chicken Terrine · Pheasant and Bacon Casserole · Pulled Corned Beef · Beef and Guinness Pie · Wexford Rack of Lamb with Asian Spices · Asparagus, Cratloe Sheep's Cheese and Orzo Risotto · Puff Pastry Potato Pie · Chestnut, Cranberry and Sausagemeat Stuffing · Colcannon Mash · Elderflower and Gooseberry Layered Fool · Apple and Blackberry Marmalade Crumble · Wild Garlic Pesto · Caramelized Apple Chutney · And more!

Hamlyn

Classic Chinese Recipes

Ken Hom
Authors:
Ken Hom

The Hamlyn Classic Recipes series is a celebratory collection of some of the most admired chefs the world has to offer - noteworthy not only for their pioneering approach to food, but also for their dependable, uncomplicated and trustworthy recipes. Ken Hom is regarded as the world's leading authority on Chinese cookery and here shares over 75 of his finest recipes, honouring the simplicity and freshness of Chinese food. From the secret to the best Bok choy chicken soup to timeless dishes such as Five-spice fish and Beef dumplings, this exquisite book will help you to recreate a classic oriental feast at home.

Mitchell Beazley

The Good Table

Valentine Warner
Authors:
Valentine Warner

'Valentine has left no culinary stone unturned and has achieved what all cookbooks strive for, in that you want to go home and cook everything in the book!' - Fergus HendersonFeatured in Vegetarian Living, Valentine Warner takes us on a journey to home food heaven. The food on your table is at the heart of the house, and The Good Table shows that it is best when sourced and cooked with love and care.In this book, Valentine pays homage to the slow cooking of cheaper cuts of meat, whilst encouraging us to enjoy less widely-used meat such as rabbit and venison. His ingredients are local, mostly inexpensive and easy to find, yet his dishes are often surprising, based on forgotten classics or hailing from distant countries such as Mexico and Morocco.The food you put on your table is at the heart of the house, as a matter of survival and joy. Everything we eat sustains family, friends and self, and The Good Table shows that it is best when sourced and cooked with love and care.Whether making comforting favourites such as Toad in the Hole or Paella, classic dishes such as Beef Suet Pudding or a Brandy Snap with Berries, or recipes from far-flung shores such as Lapland Fish Soup and a Spanish dish of Chorizo in Cider, Valentine's omnivorous curiosity and attention to detail set his recipes apart. In this timely book, Valentine pays homage to the slow cooking of cheaper cuts of beef, pork and lamb, whilst encouraging us to enjoy less widely-used meat such as rabbit and venison. His ingredients are local, mostly inexpensive and easy to find, yet his dishes are often surprising, based on forgotten classics or hailing from distant countries such as Mexico and Morocco. For Valentine, The Good Table starts with good shopping, and he encourages us to not be afraid of buying new ingredients, especially when they are affordable and plentiful. He seeks out sustainable fish, creates luxuries from everyday ingredients such as bread and eggs, and cooks fruit and vegetables when they are in season.Contents Includes...MeatBirdsFish & ShellfishVeg & Foraged FoodsBread, eggs & CheeseToast as a VehiclePuddingsDrinks

Gaia

The 21st Century is Making You Fat

Pat Thomas
Authors:
Pat Thomas

Obesity is now officially at epidemic proportions throughout the Western world. New scientific evidence suggests that the time-honoured reasons for weight gain, namely too much food and too little exercise may not be the whole story. Environmental and social factors rife in the 21st century, such as insufficient sleep, overheating of homes and workplaces, and an overuse of prescription drugs may also be to blame. Furthermore, exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals, known as 'chemical calories', may be making all of us vulnerable to weight-gain. Featuring scientifically-reasoned advice, this book reveals the full story about the obesity crisis our society is facing, and what we can do to improve our own lifestyles and the health of the country on the whole.

Cassell

Time to Think

Nancy Kline
Authors:
Nancy Kline

The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In this book, Kline describes how we can achieve this, and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities.

Nancy Kline

Nancy created and pioneered the development of The Thinking Environment and is Founder and President of Time To Think. A published author and public speaker, she also teaches Time To Think courses, leads the Time To Think Faculty and delivers keynote presentations around the world.Time To Think began in 1984 and grew out of Nancy's consulting and teaching work near Washington, DC, where she had served as a Founding Director of The Thornton Friends School for twelve years and as Director of The Leadership Institute for six years. She is a Fellow of Ashridge Management College, UK, and the International Listening Association's Listener of the Year 2010.Nancy was born and raised in New Mexico and lives in England with her husband, Christopher Spence.