The 24-Hour Wine Expertby: Jancis Robinson
From the world’s most respected wine critic, the essential guide to wine in 100 pagesWine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.Jancis Robinson has been called ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’ by Decantermagazine. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to qualify as a Master of Wine. The Financial Times wine writer, she is the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including Wine Grapes (Allen Lane), The Oxford Companion to Wine (OUP) and The World Atlas of Wine (Mitchell Beazley). Her award-winning website, www.JancisRobinson.com has subscribers in 100 countries.
- Meehan’s Bartender Manual : A Cocktail Handbook for Hosts by: Jim Meehan £21.75Add to basket
Finalist for the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Awards A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders. Meehan’s Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus–and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan’s storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan’s deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and the tools you’ll need to create a well-stocked bar–all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani. The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classics–including Meehan originals–plus insights as to why he makes them the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gild’s breathtaking, full-color photos. Thoughtful contributions from more than 50 colleagues around the world who’ve greatly contributed to global cocktail culture further contextualize Meehan’s philosophy. Timeless black-and-white portraits of these industry experts round out this comprehensive tome. This densely informative, yet approachable manual is presented in an iconic package–featuring a textured cover with debossed type, rounded corners, and nearly 500 pages–making it an instant classic to be enjoyed now, and for years to come. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in better understanding concepts like mise en place and the mechanics of drink making, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive modern guide.
- The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days : Recipes to Make Every Day Special by: Tarek Malouf £18.10Add to basket
The bestselling, hugely popular Hummingbird Bakery is back with a wonderful new collection of easy and delicious cupcakes, layer cakes, pies and cookies to suit all occasions in this beautiful book. The Hummingbird Bakery has brought their mouth-watering yet easy-to-make cupcakes to kitchens everywhere and this time they show readers how to bake delicious cakes and other sweet delights for those days of the year that are just meant for indulgence – such as birthdays, Easter, Valentine’s and Christmas – as well as those times when you just deserve a little treat. This beautifully designed, lavishly photographed book takes you through the year to offer simple baking recipes suited to your favourite seasonal events or celebrations, plus inspired recipes that will encourage you into the kitchen even if there is no special occasion! `Cake Days: Recipes to Make Everyday Special’ not only includes the Hummingbird favourites that so many people have come to love, but many brand new ideas such as cocktail and fizzy pop cupcakes, flower-infused cupcakes and even coffee- and tea-flavoured cupcakes. Whether you fancy a classic Red Velvet, want to enjoy an Earl Grey cupcake with your cup of tea, or bake Lemonade cupcakes for a party, the Hummingbird Bakers will how you how easy it is to make fun and delicious cakes. In addition readers will find the Hummingbird’s new whoopie pies, easy tray bakes, classic layer cakes, fruit pies and plenty of scrumptious cookies. With a photograph for every recipe, plus tips and friendly advice, The Hummingbird Bakery’s new cookbook is an essential and enjoyable addition to every kitchen.
- The Devil in the Kitchen : The Autobiography by: Marco Pierre White £7.92Add to basket
The long-awaited autobiography of the archetypal kitchen bad boy – Marco Pierre WhiteWhen Marco Pierre White’s mother died when he was just six years old, it transformed his life. Soon, his father was urging him to earn his own keep and by sixteen he was working in his first restaurant. White went on to learn from some of the best chefs in the country, such as Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann. He survived the intense pressure of hundred-hour weeks in the heat of the kitchen, developed his own style, and then struck out on his own.At Harveys in Wandsworth, which he opened in 1987, he developed a reputation as a stunning cook and a rock ‘n’ roll sex god of the kitchen. But he was also a man who might throw you out of his restaurant, and his temper was legendary, as younger chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal would find out when they worked for him. He eventually opened several more restaurants, won every honour going and then realised that it still wasn’t enough. Here Marco takes the reader right into the heat of the kitchen with a sharp-edged wit and a sizzling pace that will fascinate anyone brave enough to open the pages of this book and enter his domain.
- The Whole 30 : The official 30-day guide to total health and food freedom by: Dallas Hartwig £15.82Add to basket
Get on the path to better health, effortless weight loss, and incredible improvements in sleep quality, energy, and mood with THE WHOLE30. Melissa and Dallas Hartwig are the authors of New York Times bestseller IT STARTS WITH FOOD, which has taken America by storm, and the founders of the Whole9, an online community focused on health, fitness, and sanity serving 1.5 million visitors a month. Their new book THE WHOLE30 provides all the resources you need to reset your health. Based on Paleo diet principles, this is not a traditional diet book but a way to implement lasting change in your life by eating real food for 30 days. With the measurements and products in the book fully adapted for UK readers, with no conversions needed, it couldn’t be easier to start cooking and improve your life. By following the WHOLE30 programme, the authors argue that you can reclaim your health and transform your relationship with food in the long term. The authors’ positive empowering message and the health benefits and weight loss this programme can bring make this book potentially life changing. Motivating and inspiring with just the right amount of Dallas’ and Melissa’s signature tough love, THE WHOLE30 features real-life success stories, answers to common questions, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals to complete dinner party menus.
- Back to Eden : Classic Guide to Herbal Medicine, Natural Food and Home Remedies Since 1939 by: Jethro Kloss £8.81Add to basket
Now in its expanded, updated revised edition with a new index to make the book easier to use, this is the original classic text (with more than 4 million copies sold) that helped create the natural foods industry. It remains today one of the major texts on herbs, natural diet and lifestyle and wholistic health. This is the authorized Kloss family edition with the family archival photographs and reminiscences included.