July 2016 (58)

Culinaria China

ISBN: 9783848008209

Author: Katrin Schlotter    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Tasting, smelling and enjoying China - explore the specialties of the metropolises and the regional cuisine: from the South of China, the melting pot of cuisine...


Tasting, smelling and enjoying China - explore the specialties of the metropolises and the regional cuisine: from the South of China, the melting pot of cuisine, to the rich coast provinces in the North, to the palace cuisine of Beijing all the way to the fiery-hot Szechuan dishes and adventurous dishes from the steppe. This thoroughly researched volume lifts the secrets of the Middle Kingdom: What for example hides behind dishes like blister soup", beggar's chicken" or even ants climbing a tree"? What does the day of a Chinese worker look like and how is a wedding celebrated? What does a big family in Beijing eat on the weekend and which viands are served to a pilgrim after his visit to a cloister? The authors of this book are sinologists and are well versed in China. They offer many exciting details about the history, customs and tradition as well as the modern life in this country, which changes daily and remains yet closely attached to its past. Authentic Chinese recipes, which were deliberately collected in many provinces for this book, help everybody to conjure hitherto unknown tasty dishes onto the table. Aside from the historical dishes of the imperial cuisine, the most modern creations of the world famous five start chefs are presented.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 380


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$45.00 $19.99
Culinaria Russia

ISBN: 9783848002139

Publisher: h f Ullmann

Blini, caviar and borscht are familiar enough to many people, but what surprises might await us when we try ukha, khinkali, khachapuri, lahmadjo or plov? Russia...


Blini, caviar and borscht are familiar enough to many people, but what surprises might await us when we try ukha, khinkali, khachapuri, lahmadjo or plov? Russia, Caucasus, and eastern Europe offer a wealth of culinary delicacies that are hardly known to us, a myriad of foods and flavors fed by the most diverse influences and cultures at the intersection of Orient and Occident. The spectrum extends from traditional fish and meat specialties of the nomadic peoples in northern Russia to sweets with a touch of oriental flavor favored in Azerbaijan. This book explores the extraordinary breadth of this fascinating, multi-cultural, cuisine in informative texts written by selected experts with deep understanding of the countries, paired with impressive photography. In addition to providing background information about the various lands and the foods that are typical of each of them, readers will find a generous selection of authentic recipes that invite them to explore this new culinary terrain up close and personal, through cooking, eating, and enjoying.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 372


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$45.00 $19.99
Eighty Four Rooms

ISBN: 9783832734060

Publisher: TeNeues

The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always...


The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always be possible to travel with an eye for style and comfort. This is the philosophy behind the hotel platform of the same name, eightyfourrooms.com. Along with recommending the best rooms and suites, the book provides tips about the restaurants and bars you should visit to make your trip a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks to detailed guides on each property and local highlights, the book provides everything you need to be an insider. Each of our hand-picked choices undergoes a rigorous check of every facet of its operation. This is the only way to ensure that each hotel presented is truly best-in-class in terms of its surroundings and its fabulous signature style. We offer a wide variety of choices: places for rock stars to remain anonymous, romantic getaways, and luxurious ski resorts, as well as properties offering amazing views of the sea or big-city skyscapes. Bon voyage!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 246 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2016


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$115.00
Dreamscapes

ISBN: 9783832733889

Author: David Drebin    Publisher: TeNeues

Once again, master photographer and storyteller David Drebin transports us into his gorgeous and captivating dreamscapes. For this, his fourth volume of work na...


Once again, master photographer and storyteller David Drebin transports us into his gorgeous and captivating dreamscapes. For this, his fourth volume of work named Dreamscapes, we are transported to the most magical places on earth. We cruise the beaches of the Amalfi Coast; we smell and taste downtown San Francisco; we gawk at the cityscape of Manhattan. And we revel in the boulevards of Paris. There is no bucket-list destination that David Drebin has not captured with his unerring sense of timing and atmosphere. Reflections of light, dramatic color, and evocative staging invite readers to reflect, relax, and lose themselves in a fascinating and experiential daydream. As detached from reality as you will let them be, these images will stay with you long after the final page has been turned.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 250 x 318 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$115.00
Sydney: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556599

Publisher: Gestalten

If Sydney's famed opera house is a sailing ship, then the city truly is an essential port of call on any global itinerary. The largest city in Oceania and an As...


If Sydney's famed opera house is a sailing ship, then the city truly is an essential port of call on any global itinerary. The largest city in Oceania and an Asia-Pacific powerhouse, Sydney is a diverse mix of new urban cool and classic refinement, with some of the best beaches in the world thrown in for good measure. Monocle has gone down under to guide you on a fresh journey from the sights and sounds of the waterfront, to the shops and fine dining of Darling Harbour, and on to the new antipodean hipness in Kings Cross. Stopping to sample the best flat white along the way, the Monocle team will lead you on a walkabout to the best exurban excursions and help you find the neighbourhood gems that only the locals know about. Uncover a side of Sydney you never knew. It's your turn now, mate.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
New York: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555752

Publisher: Gestalten

New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from M...


New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from Manhattan? Today, while that stretch from Wall Street to the Upper East Side and beyond still enchants, awes, and bamboozles, you really do need to cross some bridges and head upstate. The city’s focus has fractured and shifted and you ignore the appeal of, say, Brooklyn at your peril. This is especially true of anyone wanting to grasp the city’s fast-evolving food scene, discover some fresh design ateliers, go for a run, or buy some less-exposed art. Monocle has had a bureau in New York since its launch in 2007 and it has a shop in the city too. This has made the Monocle team passionate about the place and its ambitions. This book is a celebration of all that they know and love about New York and it should be used to take you beyond the obvious spots (although who wouldn’t want to hit the museum biggies). New York can easily live up to its movie-star good looks but let it be a city that surprises you, too—in a good way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Bangkok: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556339

Publisher: Gestalten

Bangkok is a city that welcomes visitors but is complex in both history and layout. There’s a reason that people come back time and time again: this is not a ...


Bangkok is a city that welcomes visitors but is complex in both history and layout. There’s a reason that people come back time and time again: this is not a place you can fully comprehend with just one trip. The Thai capital is both socially tolerant and deeply conservative; its businesses are often friendly but difficult to find. It’s a city where both an old monarchy and a young creative class find common ground. In helping you navigate Bangkok’s streets, Monocle will show you a city where business and design is thriving. Hidden in plain sight are great parks for running, architectural masterpieces designed by Thai firms, and hidden bars playing music you've never heard before. And, of course, Monocle will tell you where to head for the city’s famous street food, spa treatments, and hotels for both business and leisure (or a mix of the two). Even if you have been to Bangkok before, you’re about to find out why there’s so much more to discover.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Madrid: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556247

Publisher: Gestalten

Madrid is a changed city. The recent metamorphosis has been fuelled by the economic crisis and led by a new generation of determined Madrileños who have transf...


Madrid is a changed city. The recent metamorphosis has been fuelled by the economic crisis and led by a new generation of determined Madrileños who have transformed the Spanish capital for the better. Tradition and modernity thrive side by side: marvel at the centuries-old masterpieces inside the Prado one moment and enjoy sumptuous morsels cooked up by a new wave of intrepid chefs the next. After sating your appetite, be sure to save enough energy for nocturnal frolics in the endless mix of bars, theatres, and clubs. In fact, the native penchant for a good time is such an irrefutable character trait that Monocle challenges you not to be affected by the contagiously cheerful spirit you’ll encounter. The city has thrown off the shackles of immovable tradition; what was once a buttoned-down bastion of conservatism has become Spain’s unabashed centre of the avant-garde. Enjoy a melting pot of talent, taste, and tenacity—all courtesy of fun-loving and welcoming residents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Jungle : A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival

ISBN: 9781849538824

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face wit...


I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar. Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. But when a terrible rafting accident separates them, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone. Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise in order to survive. He wonders if he will make it back alive. Ghinsberg's terrifying true account of his ordeal is simply impossible to put down.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$29.99
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

ISBN: 9781849539500

Author: Sharon Ward Keeble    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Meet the inspirational dogs who went from being rescued to becoming rescuer, in these incredible true stories. You'll read all about...* Toby, the golden retrie...


Meet the inspirational dogs who went from being rescued to becoming rescuer, in these incredible true stories. You'll read all about...* Toby, the golden retriever who performed the Heimlich manoeuvre to save his owner's life * Liam, the Lhaso Apso-Poodle mix who helped his owner battle an eating disorder * Hercules, the St Bernard who saved his owners from burglars on the first day he moved in * Alfie, the terrier who gave a bullied girl a new lease of life ...as well as many other canine heroes who came to their owner's aid - whether it was saving them from physical threats, or helping them to recover from mental illness, PTSD and bereavement. These remarkable dogs all repaid the love and appreciation that their owners displayed in rescuing them. Let these uplifting stories warm your heart, and show you that adopted dogs truly are man's best friend.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


Tags: July 2016   Biography
$27.99
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