When Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman up the spiral staircase to a love nest in the heart of Paris, they thought they had found their perfect home.
But life had other ideas. Falling in love with a quirky house full of history on a last romantic jaunt before the birth of their first child, Elizabeth and Gwendal decide to move – lock, stock and Le Creuset – to the French countryside; a land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that taste like sunshine.
Part memoir, part chocolate-smudged family cookbook, Picnic in Provence is about everything that happens after the happily ever after, and reminds us that life, in and out of the kitchen, is a rendezvous with the unexpected.
Date nights should be breathtaking occasions filled with fun, flirting and, most importantly, food!
Date Night Cookbook provides the perfect foodie accompaniments to your romantic plans, from baked bananas on the beach at sunset to campfire goodies underneath the stars. But whatever you do, do it with love.
Be it with your partner, fiancé, spouse or just a good friend, these DIY dates are creative, inexpensive and memorable. Happy cooking!
There’s more to being vegan than eating your greens…
A plant-based diet is the foundation of a vegan lifestyle, but you can do so much more to incorporate a cruelty-free approach into everyday life. Vegan Life highlights the simple, achievable ways you can show kindness to animals – and to the environment – not just with your choice of food but with the household products, clothing and cosmetics you buy too.
With tips on how to reliably spot vegan goods when shopping, DIY ideas for making your own organic cosmetic and cleaning products and, of course, essential recipes for delicious vegan food, this book makes it easy to live more ethically.
It’s time to take beer drinking to the next level? These outrageous challenges, hilarious dares and awesome drinking games will make beer drinking even better than it was before.
A good session will never be the same. Rise to the challenge, if you dare…
Welcome to a delicious world of vegan nibbles
From the healthy to the decadent, from on-the-go breakfast ideas to after-dinner indulgences, this book has sweet bites and savoury treats to satisfy everyone. Try not to swoon as you whip up delights such as:
– tofu poké bowl
– matcha tea and lime pie
– jackfruit tacos
– apple pie milkshake
– pitta pizza
– chocolate chip cookie dough
– buffalo cauli wings
Whether you have only a few minutes to prepare a quick morsel or you want to create something truly impressive to satisfy those cravings, these tasty recipes are all you need to keep your hunger pangs at bay.
We buy food we can point to. We stalk the streets until rush hour and wait for the little hatches to open in the sides of restaurants. From the steamy openings, cooks in overalls sell jiaozi (dumplings) and bowls of thick, sticky, white congee – an unholy cross between soup and porridge. Baozi, steamed white buns, are light as air. I buy them filled with water spinach and nettle – delicious dipped in sharp, black Chinese vinegar.
In 2008, Miranda and her partner set off for one last big adventure before settling down. They chose to travel through South-East Asia. All did not go to plan: Asian flu, falling off boats and the general chaos of a life abroad challenged them at every step, and yet, in the midst of it all, they fell in love with the culture and culinary delights of China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia.
From a sophisticated evening in to a fun night out, gin is the perfect go-to drink for every social occasion. This book will be your gin-cyclopedia, serving up new and classic cocktail recipes, including the Martini, Negroni and Monkey Gland (but only if you dare to try it!). With a dash of sparkling humour and a flourish of inspiration, this heady mixture will make gin o’clock your favourite time of day.
It’s time to let the fun beGIN!
This book will help you save money, buy less and do your bit for the environment – just through loving your leftovers! It’s your essential guide to shopping smarter and making meals that go the extra mile.
Trying to be more sustainable and eco-friendly in the kitchen may seem like a daunting task, but with a little bit of help and encouragement you can dramatically reduce your food waste. Not only does this help your budget, as you don’t have to buy so much food, but it can also help to save the planet – because when you’re using up your leftovers rather than throwing them away, you reduce your carbon footprint.
The Zero-Waste Kitchen includes:
– Meal-planning hacks
– Simple ways to store your food for maximum freshness
– Ideas for growing vegetables and fruit from the scraps you usually throw away
– An A-Z guide to common leftovers and how they can be used in the kitchen and beyond
– Easy-to-follow recipes for using up ingredients that tend to go to waste
And much, much more!
The sun is out. The temperature is soaring. And you are starving. If these factors don’t give you a valid licence to grill, then what does?! (NB: a BBQ in winter is totally acceptable, too!)
Whether you are hosting a large gathering or you want to whip up something quick and easy for one, this book covers all BBQ bases, including:
– Meat, fish and veggie grills – raise your culinary game with BBQ pulled pork and creamy slaw burgers, grilled squid with a Thai dipping sauce, and mixed vegetable and seitan skewers, to name just a few!
– Sauces, marinades and rubs – heighten the flavours of your food with BBQ and whisky glaze, homemade mayonnaise, Cajun rub, and much much more!
– Side dishes – serve up some old favourites and new delights, such as chargrilled aubergine and quinoa salad, cheesy Portobello mushrooms and classic egg mayonnaise.
– Sweet treats – top off the feast with some delicious desserts, including s’mores and grilled fruit kebabs.
It’s time to don your apron, fuel the flames and get grilling!
‘Wine is sunlight, held together by water.’
No other beverage has created the excitement and emotion that wine has over its vast history. It fills our mouths with flavour and our hearts with joy. It’s also a subject whose complexities can be baffling and mysterious to the uninitiated – but wine expert Caro Feely is here to unveil all the secrets of this most marvellous drink.
Packed with engaging anecdotes, fascinating history and a wealth of information on the world of wine, this miscellany is perfect for any wine fan, from the expert to the casual drinker. So let’s raise a glass to the red, the white and the rosé!
From refreshing gazpacho to hearty chicken noodle soup and whether you love it as a healthy option, or for the warm hug it gives you, there’s a world of soup out there!
Say goodbye to ready-made soups and discover how satisfying it is to prepare these easy-to-follow recipes.
This collection of delicious booze-free recipes proves that you don’t need alcohol to have fun
Going teetotal doesn’t have to mean sipping glasses of plain old water at every social function. Mocktails are more sophisticated than ever before, and these recipes for amazing alcohol-free drinks will give you all the inspiration you need to take your mixology skills to the next level! Wow your guests at your next party by mastering the art of the mocktail with the help of this classy concoction of recipes and tips for deliciously booze-free beverages.
In this book you will find:
– Delicious alcohol-free takes on traditional crowd-pleasing cocktail recipes, including the Nada-Rita, Booze-Free Bramble, Not-So Old Fashioned, Espress-No Martini, and Snowy Russian
– Expert tips, tricks and techniques on blending the perfect drink
– Advice on essential equipment for stocking the ultimate home bar
– Insights into the history and origins of each cocktail
Whether you’re ditching alcohol completely or just looking for healthier alternatives, let these teetotal tipples dazzle and delight your taste buds!
Add a pinch of sparkle and decorate with an abundance of glitter to create your ultimate unicorn foodie experience.
The magical realm of the mighty unicorn comes to life in this dazzling cookery book brimming with sparkles and rainbows. From the magical explosion cake to happiness pancakes, The Unicorn Cookbook is packed with recipes perfect for parties and times when all you want to do is spread some joy and release your inner unicorn.
‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Prepare your senses for a feast of delicious food scenes in literature accompanied with recipes to bring them to life in your very own kitchen, including Turkish delight Edmund wouldn’t be able to resist, roast goose the Cratchits would be proud of and cucumber sandwiches Algernon would be loath to share.
This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys spending their days with a book in one hand and a saucepan in the other.
Whether you’re a qualified quaffer or an aspiring aficionado, raise a glass to the wonders of wine with this vintage blend of culture, history and trivia
Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling… There are so many delicious varieties of wine to delight both the nose and palate – and no other beverage has ever created such excitement and emotion over its vast history. It’s also a subject whose complexities can be baffling and mysterious to the uninitiated. Luckily, this small but full-bodied pocket guide is here to unveil all the secrets of this most marvellous drink.
Packed with a wealth of information on the world of wine, this miscellany is the perfect gift for any wine fan, from the seasoned expert to the casual drinker. Whether you favour red or white, dry or sweet, sparkling or still, indulge your inner sommelier and celebrate the gift of the grape with The Little Book of Wine.
If you’ve ever experienced a hangover from hell and vowed never to put yourself through that kind of pain again, then this book is for you. Packed with hangover cures, recipes, games and advice, it’ll help you survive the shakes, sweats and shame (until the next time).
Just like a wild night out, this book offers the highs and lows of spending an evening with alcohol. Enjoy the ultimate party game to start things off, then check your level of drunkenness throughout the night (like the responsible drinker you are) with the drunk-o-meter, sight test, tongue twisters and more. But if your idea of a nice, relaxed night has turned into a drunken mess, the rest of the book will help you:
Learn which type of hangover you have – and how to cure it
Find out the truths and myths of hangover remedies
Cook up a feast fit for a… hungover person
Own your hangover and be ready for the next one!
If you love the tingle of chilli on your tongue, get stuck in to this celebration of the all-conquering capsicum – from mild varieties to red-hot peppers – served with a spicy side of trivia, tips and recipes
Chillies originated in the Americas but they’ve now gone global, finding their way onto our plates and into our hearts. Whether you get your fix in the form of classic dishes, hot sauces or new culinary creations, chillies offer all kinds of pleasures and possibilities.
This book is the perfect pocket guide to these wonders of nature, exploring how they became so widely loved, where their heat comes from, and how they can beguile and benefit our bodies.
The Little Book of Chillies will give you a taste of the following and much more:
– Discover all kinds of fun chilli-related trivia, including how the Scoville scale is used to measure heat levels
– Trace the journey made by capsicums across centuries and continents
– Get the lowdown on world-famous chillies as well as the world’s hottest
– Marvel at the weird and wonderful uses of chillies, from powders and pickles to pepper spray
– Whip up a selection of recipes with a kick, from a terrific chilli con carne to adventurous dessert options
Dive into this deck of 52 cards containing delicious cocktail recipes, both classic and modern. The box also includes a pocket-sized booklet and stand for displaying the recipe cards.
Bottoms up! Whether you’re a mixologist in the making or looking for new ideas to refresh your repertoire, let The Cocktail Deck help to make any occasion one to remember.
From the crowd-pleasing classics such as the Margarita and Piña Colada to modern must-know recipes like the Paper Plane and White Negroni, this beautifully illustrated deck includes over 50 recipes to spark your imagination, as well as a handy booklet full of expert tips and techniques on blending the perfect drink.
This is an ideal gift for all those who appreciate the unique alchemy of cocktail making.
– Box includes 52 individual cards and a 16-page booklet with extra cocktail tips, tricks and presentation ideas
– Display your cocktail recipe in the high-quality wooden stand as you create the perfect sip
– Each card features a bespoke illustration
Do you struggle to get the little ones in your family to eat anything of nutritional value or even so much as sniff at a green vegetable? Mealtimes can often feel like a battle of wills when there are fussy eaters to cater for. This handy cookbook, packed with mouth-watering, quick and easy-to-execute, nutritious recipes is your one-stop guide to introducing new flavours to a developing palate. With tips on how to encourage your child to try different things and helpful advice on how to turn fussy eaters into food lovers, happy mealtimes and satisfied smiles are guaranteed!
Recipes include simple soups and quick snacks, as well as hearty meals for all the family, including old favourites and exciting new dishes to tickle the taste buds.
From rogan josh and rendang to bunny chow and vindaloo, dive into this celebration of one of the world’s most popular dishes: curry
There are few foods more diverse than curry. It’s a dish, an ingredient and a cooking method; it can be made hot or mild; vegetarian or vegan; and it can be served with rice, breads, chutneys or pickles. However, while curry comes in many forms, at the heart of the dish is always its flavour – the wonderful alchemy of spices that’s guaranteed to delight the taste buds.
This handy pocket guide will give you a taste of the following and much more:
– Find food for thought with the history of curry around the world
– Whet your appetite with the hottest bites of curry trivia
– Cultivate your palate by growing your own spices
– Discover delicious curry recipes which will allow you to eat your way around the world in your very own kitchen
The Little Book of Curry will help you spice up your life one dish at a time.
Cutting out animal products has never been easier!
From eco to ethical, there are plenty of sound reasons to eat less meat. It’s possible to make positive changes to your diet without radically altering your lifestyle – and you can still eat tasty, nutritious food without feeling like you’re missing out. This practical book is full of nutritional tips, lifestyle hacks and delicious meat-free recipes, so that you’ll find it easy to take the first step and make a difference.
From seaweed-wrapped maki rolls to tuna-topped nigiri, dive into this celebration of one of the world’s favourite delicacies
There are few foods more recognizble than sushi. Originating in Japan, the iconic fluffy white rice that’s topped, wrapped or rolled with beautifully prepared fish and vegetables is an art form as much as it is a meal.
This handy pocket guide will give you a taste of the following and much more:
– Find food for thought with the history of sushi
– Learn about different kinds of sushi, from the traditional to the modern, and how to eat it
– Whet your appetite with delicate bites of trivia Discover mouth-watering recipes, allowing you to bring Japan to your very own kitchen
Whether you are a curious beginner or a seasoned connoisseur, The Little Book of Sushi will be your handy guide to the bite-sized delicacy which has found favour all over the world.
Make waves in your kitchen and create a feast fit for a mermaid
Dive into this magical under-the-sea adventure and bring the mysterious mermaids to life in this shimmering cookbook filled with pearls and sparkles. Whether you want to build a Sandcastle Cake, bake Turtle Waffles, concoct Jam Clams or create a Sealicious Smoothie, The Mermaid Cookbook is packed with recipes perfect for parties and times when you want to mermaze your guests.
Have you ever experienced the heart-wrenching grief of a brownie stuck to its tin? Does the thought of separating egg yolks from their whites bring you out in a cold sweat? Do you dream of one day serving up a batch of fresh cookies, perfectly uniform in size? These and dozens of other baking dilemmas are solved with Baking Hacks, your trusty guide to making culinary creativity that little bit easier. Whether you’re a dab hand with a whisk looking for some time-saving hints, or a newcomer to the world of baking who wants simple ways to impress, this handy manual is packed with foolproof tips and nifty tricks to help you and your cakes rise to any occasion.