August 2015 (35)

Macarons

ISBN: 9781910690123

Author: Pierre Herme    Publisher: Grub Street

OVER 35,000 HARDBACK COPIES SOLD ‘One thing's for sure, no other book need ever be written on macarons ever again.’ Restaurant Magazine Pierre Hermé is uni...


OVER 35,000 HARDBACK COPIES SOLD ‘One thing's for sure, no other book need ever be written on macarons ever again.’ Restaurant Magazine Pierre Hermé is universally acknowledged as the king of French pastry with shops in Tokyo, Paris and London. He is the best, and has even been described as a couturier of pastry. This is a man at the top of his art and there is no question his macarons are in a league of its own. Macarons are the aristocrats of pastry; these brightly coloured, mini meringues, daintily sandwiched together with gooey fillings, have become a holy grail for cookery fanatics and there are even food blogs dedicated to them. Like Pierre Hermé’s famous macarons, it would be difficult for any macaron book to surpass this one and indeed the hardback edition has been a universal bestseller (still in print 978-1-908117-23-6). There are 208 pages of recipes and beautiful food photography, and because making macarons is mostly about technique, rather than just a standard recipe, readers will appreciate the 32-step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for making shells and fillings. All the classics are here like dark chocolate, praline, coffee, and pistachio, but others feature the more unusual macarons that Hermé is justly famous for: Isfahan is one, with lychee, rose and raspberry, Arabesque with apricot and pistachio, Satine with passion fruit, orange and cream cheese, Mandarin and pink pepper, black truffles, balsamic vinegar as well as a bright-green macaron filled with fresh mint. Anyone interested in making macarons will find MACARONS the best book in print.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2015


$49.99
Cakes Regional & Traditional

ISBN: 9781910690062

Author: Julie Duff    Publisher: Grub Street

Julie Duff runs an award-winning cake business, which supplies wonderful rich succulent fruit cakes and other traditional cakes to some of the country's premier...


Julie Duff runs an award-winning cake business, which supplies wonderful rich succulent fruit cakes and other traditional cakes to some of the country's premier shops, such as Fortnum & Mason. Her most treasured collection of recipes, some of them from generations of her own family which was first published to huge critical acclaim in 2003 has now been revised and updated. She says in her introduction 'my passion for cakes can be wholeheartedly blamed on my grandmother who spent many hours letting me mix fruit cakes at the kitchen table. It was inevitable that one day I would derive pleasure from baking cakes.' This remains one of the most comprehensive collection of cake recipes published in one mammoth volume. Cakes Regional & Traditional encompasses all the traditional, historical and regional cakes from the British Isles. With the combined circulation of cake making magazines exceeding 50,000 per issue the market for this book is assured as other cake making books specialize in either wedding cakes or children's novelty cakes and there is no one source for the hundreds of cakes which are such an integral part of British cooking.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 185 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2015


$49.99
How Not to Travel the World

ISBN: 9781849537278

Author: Lauren Juliff    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I had no life experience, zero common sense and had never eaten rice. I suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder and had just had my ...


I had no life experience, zero common sense and had never eaten rice. I suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder and had just had my heart broken. I thought by leaving to travel the world I would instantly becomea glamorous and savvy backpacker… But somehow Lauren’s travels were full of bad luck and near-death experiences. Over the space of two years, instead of finding herself, she lost a laptop, a camera, £1,000 and some teeth. She was caught up in a tsunami,sat beside a dead woman for six hours and experienced a very unhappy ending during a massage in Thailand.But repeatedly being forced out of her pea-sized comfort zone helped Lauren realise that she was stronger than she once thought and, learning how NOT to travel the world was the most enlightening experience she could have hoped for.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2015


Tags: August 2015   Biography   Travel
$29.99
Everyone Loves New York

ISBN: 9783832732592

Author: Leslie Jonath    Publisher: TeNeues

As the song says, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!” Everyone Loves New York is a joyful and whimsical ode to one of the most dynamic metrop...


As the song says, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!” Everyone Loves New York is a joyful and whimsical ode to one of the most dynamic metropolises in the world, New York City, showcasing an array of illustrations in eclectic styles, from artists from around the world. From the iconic buildings and bridges that make up the Manhattan skyline—such as the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge—to the world-famous shopping streets of Fifth and Madison Avenues to Central Park; from the ever-presence of the distinctive yellow taxicabs and popular street food to the fashionable neighbourhoods of the downtown hipsters. Everyone Loves New York is a delightful homage to the City that Never Sleeps—a perfect book for all “New Yorkers,” real and in spirit, everywhere.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 150 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$45.00
des Bouvrie Architecture Interior

ISBN: 9783832732615

Author: Jan and Monique des Bouvrie    Publisher: TeNeues

Every once in a while a design firm charts a course that is truly memorable, a direction that turns heads, and makes an impact. Dutch designers and the husband-...


Every once in a while a design firm charts a course that is truly memorable, a direction that turns heads, and makes an impact. Dutch designers and the husband-and-wife team of des Bouvrie are one such iconoclastic force. Their design approach for interiors and exteriors, both residential and commercial, is risk-taking, thought-provoking, and always forward-looking, creating a self-contained universe of modernity where bold and noteworthy art plays a significant role. Now, this stunning volume showcases highlights of their body of work to date. Their style is cerebral, with a sleek appeal that artfully interjects powerful jolts of solid color to create dramatic and original statements. Coolly elegant and refined, their spaces are straightforward with no hint of obfuscation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$115.00 $45.00
Arctica : The Vanishing North

ISBN: 9783832732813

Author: Sebastian Copeland    Publisher: TeNeues

Few landscapes convey Nature in all of its untamed splendor like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom traveled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, ...


Few landscapes convey Nature in all of its untamed splendor like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom traveled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, sadly, this largely pristine and mostly misconceived treasure is now in jeopardy. Sebastian Copeland’s noble goal in these pages is to pay homage to this wonderland, and, in turn, draw awareness to its perilous plight. Copeland’s multi-faceted background—not only as polar explorer and award-winning photographer, established author and journalist, but also as a dedicated environmental activist—offers us a unique vantage point from which to appreciate this lonely spot. Surely, this is the last true wilderness on the planet—and its demise should ring the alarm for the lower latitudes. Copeland’s authority on the subject is unparalleled and, in this book, his passion for this place truly shines. Although the vision presented in these pages may be poetic, the book’s aims are pragmatic—to seduce and inspire the world in order to help foster a market transformation towards a sustainable future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$225.00
Photography

ISBN: 9783832732837

Author: Christian Voigt    Publisher: TeNeues

Christian Voigt manages to find images on his trips that leave us in awe of the world. That might even be his biggest talent, hidden amidst his photos that conv...


Christian Voigt manages to find images on his trips that leave us in awe of the world. That might even be his biggest talent, hidden amidst his photos that convey almost hyperrealistic perfection. We stand in front of the images like a child amazed by his first fireworks display and rediscover our sense of wonder for some precious moments. In these moments, Voigt’s monumental pictures open up to us like vast pools for the senses. We gently lose ourselves in an archetypal dune landscape that evokes the realm of myths and fairy tales, and then find ourselves in the historical architecture of an ancient Egyptian temple. Our thoughts cross continents and cultures in these images. They open up breathtaking horizons, where authentic living culture meets the aesthetic culture of images. A new adventure of the senses awaits us with each image.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$180.00
Get Up Stay Up

ISBN: 9783939566434

Author: Danny Crofts    Publisher: Gingko Press

In his book Get Up Stay Up, author Danny Crofts has put together the bombproof how-to manual of graffiti writing. Crofts breaks it all down with the basics for ...


In his book Get Up Stay Up, author Danny Crofts has put together the bombproof how-to manual of graffiti writing. Crofts breaks it all down with the basics for every mission, with solid advice on how to keep a low profile during night time bombing runs, selecting proper clothing, and finding the right paint and caps to pull off tight graffiti pieces. In the introduction to Get Up Stay Up, Crofts states “Graffiti writers have established themselves in almost every corner of the world. Even in places too inhospitable to provide a regular home, artists have found ways to exploit its potential.” Now those aspiring graffiti writers looking to get into the game can benefit from Crofts’ knowledge and insight about how to beautify their little inhospitable corner of the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 26-07-2015


$49.99
Special Edition

ISBN: 9789881222725

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Be it a thousand-dollar luxury item or a rare keepsake, special edition products are deemed a token of endearment between brands and their loyal customers, part...


Be it a thousand-dollar luxury item or a rare keepsake, special edition products are deemed a token of endearment between brands and their loyal customers, partners and friends from the press. Produced in a restricted amount and period, these articles are not only expected to carry special qualities, but also to be presented in extraordinary packaging to match. Garnering exemplars from food items to sportswear and music, SPECIAL EDITION surveys new creative approaches that make these collectibles even more desirable. Special edition packaging from DC Shoes, Bergdorf Goodman, and CocaCola are included in this extensive collection.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 185 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2015


$89.99
Yum Yum

ISBN: 9781584235903

Publisher: Gingko Press

An excellent resource for designers, artists, or anyone who loves a good snack, Yum Yum! Creative Food & Drink Branding Design demonstrates how the best food br...


An excellent resource for designers, artists, or anyone who loves a good snack, Yum Yum! Creative Food & Drink Branding Design demonstrates how the best food branding combines multiple elements of design for delicious results. The book features brand strategies designed to catch the eye of hungry consumers and entice them into trying a new delicacy; after all, even the tastiest product in the world still needs to be noticed, picked up, and tried. Epicurean creatives will find projects that include pre-packaged foods, condiments, candies, craft beers, and other appetizing options. Whether you’re in the mood for a full English tea wrapped in rainbow packaging, no-nonsense tins of pickled herring, elegantly simplistic jars of exotic spices, or pun-covered picnic supplies, Yum Yum! will have your stomach rumbling for more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2015


$89.99 $45.00
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