Cooking, Food & Drink (300)

Seaweed

ISBN: 9781910690512

Author: Claudia Seifert    Publisher: Grub Street

There is more to seaweed than as a wrapper for sushi - it is going mainstream, gathering many high profile fans. Even Jamie Oliver has credited adding seaweed t...


There is more to seaweed than as a wrapper for sushi - it is going mainstream, gathering many high profile fans. Even Jamie Oliver has credited adding seaweed to his diet as one reason for his weight loss. This super food is a low-calorie source of protein and fibre; is richer in trace minerals and vitamins than kale; and contains all kinds of goodness, including vitamin C, iodine and antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is delicious as a snack, added to soups, in omelettes, tossed through pasta, made into pesto and is a fabulous accompaniment to fish. The seaweeds used in this book are found all over the Northern hemisphere and have been harvested for centuries in North America, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Grennland, Siberia, Norway and France. The main species (nori, dulse, kombu, wakame and hijiki) are all illustrated and explained, with detailed descriptions of how to identify them, where they grow and the other information you need to gather the rich harvest of the sea. But if sea-scavenging is not your style there are plenty of dried seaweeds now available to buy from natural food stores and supermarkets where it is also appearing in many more forms such as snacks, condiments, salt substitute and crackers. Seaweeds are tasty and very versatile and can be used in all sorts of dishes. This sumptuously illustrated book will inspire you to use them in starters, main courses, plus tasty desserts, smoothies, energy boosters, and even a seaweed-infused gin and tonic. It’s easier than you think and everything you can find on the subject is here in this inspiring book. So if you have never tasted sea vegetables, it is high time to try.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$49.99
Farmlife : From Farm to Table and New Country Culture

ISBN: 9783899559187

Publisher: Gestalten

Previously announced late 2017. Fresh eggs. Grandmother's pickling jars. Backyard orchards. Return to the good life with this inspiring volume. Living on the la...


Previously announced late 2017. Fresh eggs. Grandmother's pickling jars. Backyard orchards. Return to the good life with this inspiring volume. Living on the land and learning to reap the benefits of nature. From farm-fresh eggs and herb gardens that enrich home cooked meals to beekeeping to aid in the pollination of small crops, there's a lifestyle that exists in harmony with our environments. These locales reveal and embrace the many layers of this way of life. Activities such as canning and marmalade making are given new life in these pages. Whether autumnal foraging for mushrooms or learning the different flavors of varying apple varietals or enjoying the fresh spring leaves of kale and spinach, Farmlife is a cornucopia of inspiration for living more intentionally and more interactively with our surroundings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2017


$120.00
Hudson & Halls The Food of Love

ISBN: 9781988531267

Publisher: Otago University Press

Hudson & Halls: The food of love is more than just a love story, though a love story it certainly is. It is a tale of two television chefs who helped change the...


Hudson & Halls: The food of love is more than just a love story, though a love story it certainly is. It is a tale of two television chefs who helped change the bedrock bad attitudes of a nation in the 1970s and 80s to that unspoken thing – homosexuality. Peter Hudson and David Halls became reluctant role models for a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ generation of gay men and women who lived by omission. They were also captains of a culinary revolution that saw the overthrow of Aunty Daisy and Betty Crocker and the beginnings of Pacific-rich, Asian-styled international cuisine. Their drinking, bitching and bickering on screen, their spontaneous unchoreographed movements across the stage that left cameras and startled production staff exposed broke taboos and melted formalities. They captivated an unlikely bunch of viewers, from middle-aged matrons to bush-shirted blokes. Hudson and Halls were pioneers of celebrity television as we know it today: the naughty, not-quite-normal boys next door who rocketed to stardom on untrained talent and a dream. When Peter Hudson became seriously ill with prostate cancer, David Halls was inconsolable. What remained unchanged through it all was their abiding love for each other. In this riveting, fast-paced and meticulously researched book, New York Times bestselling author Joanne Drayton celebrates the legacy of the unforgettable Hudson and Halls.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$49.95
The Great Outdoors

ISBN: 9783899559484

Author: Markus Sammer    Publisher: Gestalten

When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some ...


When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some rustic hash browns, or a Virgin Mojito will satisfy the appetite and perk up the mood of any hungry camper van driver. The Great Outdoors explains how to cook on an open fire and presents the best outdoor cooking equipment and the most delicious recipes for every meal of the day. From on-the-go sandwiches to self-made pesto, preserved delicacies, or power food―this cook book with a twist is an essential for your next road trip or camping vacation. Take it along and you will be sure to make many new friends on the road and on the campsite.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$110.00
Aquafaba

ISBN: 9781911621157

Authors: Sebastien Kardinal, Laura Veganpower    Publisher: Grub Street

Vegan cooking without eggs using the magic of chickpea water From the Latin aqua (water) and faba (beans), aquafaba is the cooking liquid found in tinned beans...


Vegan cooking without eggs using the magic of chickpea water From the Latin aqua (water) and faba (beans), aquafaba is the cooking liquid found in tinned beans and other legumes like chickpeas or the liquid left over from cooking your own. It can be used to replace egg whites in many sweet and savoury recipes. Its unique mix of starches, proteins, fibre and sugars, which are left in the water after cooking, gives aquafaba a wide range of emulsifying, foaming, binding and thickening properties, making it the perfect ingredient in vegan cooking or recipes for those who have egg allergies. It’s amazing to think that this precious liquid that we all threw down the sink could have such incredible properties? This is a real culinary revolution. The authors give all the secrets of aquafaba; how to make your own at home with just chickpeas and water and then how to use it in a dazzling array of recipes. Aquafaba beaten with a whisk produces a mountain of snowy white, giving volume to your muffins, and binding in your pasta. At last for vegans, lemon meringue pie, mousses, mayonnaise, macaroons and meringues are on the menu. Sébastien and Laura have thought of everything. Having created your aquafaba there are even a collection of recipes at the end of the book which use those cooked chickpeas to make hummus, falafels and curries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$35.00
Basic Basics AGA Handbook

ISBN: 9781911621140

Author: Carol Bowen Ball    Publisher: Grub Street

Carol Bowen Ball has been the devoted owner of a kitchen range for almost thirty years and this handbook brings cooking on a range right up to date providing hu...


Carol Bowen Ball has been the devoted owner of a kitchen range for almost thirty years and this handbook brings cooking on a range right up to date providing hundreds of thousands of Aga and Rayburn owners with a much needed collection of refreshingly new recipes. As the title of the book suggests however, the author does not ignore the basics and this handy work of reference will serve not only those who have just purchased or inherited a kitchen range for the first time but also those who have owned one for years and are looking for fresh ideas. As an Aga is more than just a cooker this book contains all sorts of useful hints and tips for getting the most from your oven – everything from drying sports clothing to using your kettle for cleaning the hotplate lid. The recipes are all clearly marked with unique symbols to indicate instructions for 2-door, 4-door or Thermodial-control models and can be cooked in Agas, Rayburns and all similar types of ranges. No one who owns an Aga or other kitchen range should be without this essential guide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$24.99
Basic Basics Baking Handbook

ISBN: 9781911621133

Author: Marguerite Patten    Publisher: Grub Street

Marguerite Patten, during a long lifetime in the kitchen until her death at the age of 99 in 2015, was the doyenne of British cookery. She began her cookery car...


Marguerite Patten, during a long lifetime in the kitchen until her death at the age of 99 in 2015, was the doyenne of British cookery. She began her cookery career as a Home Economist for the Ministry of Food, hence many, many decades of experience went in to writing this book and it shows. She shares her wealth of knowledge and her tried and tested recipes for cakes large and small, biscuits, breads, pizzas and pastries. Baking was Marguerite’s most natural culinary territory and she starts by explaining the equipment and the basic techniques, as well as what to do if things go wrong. From different types of flour, to what utensils you need or can do without, to the meaning of creaming and how to fold ̶ all the traditional terminology is explained so that you can read and get started. There are no glossy photographs in this handy little manual but as her tone is friendly, reassuring, straightforward but factual you will find all the instructions you need to guide you to success every time. She covers not only family favourites such as Walnut cake, teacakes and buns but more modern popular cakes such as muffins. The book has been planned to introduce the pleasures of baking in such a way that even a beginner will achieve successful results under the expert guidance of Britain’s still much loved cookery writer.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$24.99
All In One Guide to Cake Decorating

ISBN: 9781620082409

Author: Janice Murfitt    Publisher: Companion House

This comprehensive and accessible guide to cake decorating teaches all of the techniques and tricks that aspiring sugarcrafters need to create stunning and impr...


This comprehensive and accessible guide to cake decorating teaches all of the techniques and tricks that aspiring sugarcrafters need to create stunning and impressive cakes. Everyone will think these amazing cakes came from the best bakery in town! All In One Guide To Cake Decorating Decorating reveals dozens of expert cake decorating ideas that are simple to achieve yet look stunning. All the most popular methods of icing and decoration are covered, including buttercream, sugarpaste, chocolate, marzipan and flower paste. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions explain the basics of preparing and using different types of icing, illustrated with step-by-step color photographs. There is a delicious array of fantastic cakes here to suit adults and children alike. Beginners will pick up the basics fast, and even experienced cake decorators will find inspirational new ideas.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2017


$45.00
Rose All Day

ISBN: 9781786854971

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Rosé is in the pink these days, and it’s no surprise – whether you’re at a picnic or a barbecue, enjoying a cosy night in or a big night out, with a glas...


Rosé is in the pink these days, and it’s no surprise – whether you’re at a picnic or a barbecue, enjoying a cosy night in or a big night out, with a glass of rosé in hand everything is just peachy. Bringing together the finest blend of recipes, clever quips, trivia and statements from aficionados the world over, this little book raises a glass to the rising star of the wine world: Rosé.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-06-2018


$19.99
Homemade Vegan Cheese, Yoghurt and Milk

ISBN: 9781911621003

Author: Yvonne Holz-Singh    Publisher: Grub Street

Dairy goes vegan! The recipes in this book are all temptingly good. They are clear and simple and you are led through each process step-by-step. In the introduc...


Dairy goes vegan! The recipes in this book are all temptingly good. They are clear and simple and you are led through each process step-by-step. In the introduction to the book, which is beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, you have all the information you need about the essential ingredients (and not just soya), kitchen utensils and the various fermentation starters that are available, how to make them yourself, which other ingredients are helpful and above all where you get them. You will find all sources listed. There are basic recipes, such as cashew cheese, on which other recipes then build and a whole range of vegan ‘milk classics’ to make. Vegan cheese, yogurt, tofu, milk, cream and butter are surprisingly diverse and easy to prepare. The wealth of recipes spans the spectrum from tomato rosemary cheese made from almonds, fermented by Rejuvelac and herbal cream cheese from coconut cream, almond crème fraîche to chickpea tofu. There is even a recipe for cheese dip for nachos, and mac and cheese. In addition to the cheeses you will find plenty of spreads, butters with different flavours and full-bodied delicacies such as ricotta or mascarpone. And there are faster variants such as the ‘pizza cheese’. Finally there is a chapter covering vegan drinks such as almond milk, oat drink, quick nut milk with nutmeg and soy milk. So who needs to buy drinks in the supermarket when you can make them much healthier and cheaper yourself? You’ll be surprised how little effort vegan products take to make at home. Once again proof that the vegan diet is quite versatile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$45.00
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