May 2019 (49)

The Little Book of Spells

ISBN: 9781786857996

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Discover the techniques for performing white witchcraft with this beginner’s guide to casting spells. Learn the importance of the moon’s cycles and ways to ...


Discover the techniques for performing white witchcraft with this beginner’s guide to casting spells. Learn the importance of the moon’s cycles and ways to tap into the rhythms of the natural world, and how to source your own ingredients. From love potions using candle magic and rituals for attracting prosperity, to charm bags for courage and incantations for lasting happiness, there is a spell for every occasion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$19.99
The Little Book of Tarot

ISBN: 9781786857989

Author: Xanna Eve Chown    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered what fate has in store for you? For hundreds of years, Tarot cards have been used as a tool for divination, and a way to shed light on l...


Have you ever wondered what fate has in store for you? For hundreds of years, Tarot cards have been used as a tool for divination, and a way to shed light on life’s questions and challenges. With an introduction to the 78 cards and their symbols, advice on choosing your deck and tips on how to prepare and read your cards, The Little Book of Tarot has everything you’ll need to gain your first glimpse into the misty realms of the future… What message will the cards hold for you?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$19.99
The Mary-El Tarot

ISBN: 9780764357169

Author: Marie White    Publisher: Red Feather

In this new and revised second edition of the powerful alchemy of the soul, The Mary-El Tarot, revisit 78 magnificent Tarot cards, including 4 new and enchantin...


In this new and revised second edition of the powerful alchemy of the soul, The Mary-El Tarot, revisit 78 magnificent Tarot cards, including 4 new and enchanting paintings and updated guidebook, Landscapes of the Abyss. With fresh keyword symbolism and traditional oil paintings in the classic style, enjoy a journey through the meaning of each card via the landscape of the Moon and High Priestess and enter the geometry of the temple and Tree of Life, Merkabah, and caduceus. Five spreads will help you find a doorway between heaven and Earth, microcosm and macrocosm, and the world of eternity and infinity―all leading to symbols and arrangements hidden within the language of art. This presentation is a rare and exquisite gem that will reflect the truth inside you. Suitable for all levels of Tarot experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 230 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
The Little Book of Whisky

ISBN: 9781786857965

Author: Tom Hay    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Scotch or Irish? Bourbon or rye? However you like your whisky, this book is a masterful blend of history, terminology, tips and memorable quips. Topped up wit...


Scotch or Irish? Bourbon or rye? However you like your whisky, this book is a masterful blend of history, terminology, tips and memorable quips. Topped up with dozens of recipes to suit any whisky lover’s palate – from classic cocktails to Scotch-imbued fudge and smoky bourbon glaze – this neat little miscellany will deepen your appreciation of this superlative spirit.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


$19.99
The Postmodern Bartender

ISBN: 9781935879046

Author: Hayden Wood    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

A guide to more than 1,000 cocktails—and cocktail culture—systematized by flavor profile Find a new favorite drink in this bartender's guide that offers a ...


A guide to more than 1,000 cocktails—and cocktail culture—systematized by flavor profile Find a new favorite drink in this bartender's guide that offers a novel approach to the simple cocktail. Organized by flavor profiles, this volume explores the range of possible mixed drinks based on personal tastes. Over 1,000 recipes, from the simple to the fresh squeezed, from the classic to the trending, are all detailed here. Also profiled are beers, whiskeys, sakes, and more. Written by famed Australian drinksmith Hayden Wood, there is also plenty of good barkeeping advice, instructions and illustrations for flair pouring, and a short literary supplement of Bukowskiesque, true-to-life stories from bartenders around the world. World champion flair bartender Hayden Wood has made drinks for Oprah on her daytime show and was the warm-up act for three years running on Guy Fieri's Knuckle Sandwich food show tour. He lives in Sydney, Australia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 246


Dimensions: 140 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2019


$32.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Vegan Life

ISBN: 9781787830165

Author: Jo Peters    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

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 ...


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.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


$34.99
Italian Food

ISBN: 9781911621294

Author: Elizabeth David    Publisher: Grub Street

Jane Grigson wrote of Italian Food `Basil was no more than the name of bachelor uncles, courgette was printed in italics as an alien word, and few of us knew ho...


Jane Grigson wrote of Italian Food `Basil was no more than the name of bachelor uncles, courgette was printed in italics as an alien word, and few of us knew how to eat spaghetti or pick a globe artichoke to pieces. ... Then came Elizabeth David like sunshine, writing with brief elegance about good food, that is, about food well contrived, well cooked. She made us understand that we could do better with what we had.' Published in 1954 the importance of this book, which required a full year's research in Italy, can only be appreciated when you realise that she was working in a post-rationing England which regarded Italian cuisine as nothing more than variations on pasta and veal. What she discovered was an enormous wealth of regional diversity in ingredients, methods, and even language, where the same pasta shape can be called three or four names in different parts of the country. She understood that all Italian cooking is regional; there is no 'national' cuisine and so there are eight recipes for aubergines, fourteen for artichokes, five for fennel and seven for lentils, all from different regions. But if such descriptions seem to today's reader overly thorough it is because many of her 1950's audience would have never heard of risotto, gorgonzola, prosciutto or even olive oil, let alone been able to purchase them. This is a critical and analytical look at Italian food - her personality and point of view come out on almost every page - organised by type of dish rather than by region and is full of details of kitchens and cooking by painters from the 14th, 15th and 18th centuries. The book is filled with asides and quotes from Italian writers and thinkers and as confirmation that this is more a work of scholarship than a simple book on cookery, there are appendices of bibliographies and notes on wine. If you want to explore the authentic regional roots of the Italian kitchen, Elizabeth David's masterpiece is the place to start. And the joy and relevance of this book today is that recipes that could only be read 60 years ago can now be cooked and savoured. Elizabeth David's acclaimed writings are often cited as an inspiration by many of today's leading chefs, as well as home cooks, and are essential to any serious cookery book collection.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 406


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$39.99
The Taste of Belgium (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621300

Author: Ruth Van Waerbeek    Publisher: Grub Street

Belgium is a country that boasts many Michelin-starred restaurants and it is sometimes said that Belgian food is served in the quantity of German cuisine but wi...


Belgium is a country that boasts many Michelin-starred restaurants and it is sometimes said that Belgian food is served in the quantity of German cuisine but with the quality of French cuisine. It's a country where home cooks and everyone, it seems, is a great home cook spend copious amounts of time thinking about, shopping for, preparing, discussing, and celebrating food. With its hearty influences from Germany and Holland, herbs straight out of a medieval garden, and condiments and spices from the height of Flemish culture, Belgian cuisine is elegant comfort food at its best slow-cooked, honest and satisfying, perfect for a Sunday lunch, a dinner party, or a casual family gathering. Here in Ruth Van Waerebeek's wonderful compendium of 250 delicious recipes, is the best of Belgian cuisine. It is a cuisine that traditionally prizes regional and seasonal ingredients and there are dishes in this comprehensive collection using all the ingredients synonymous with the country: endives, mussels, herrings, white asparagus, Brussels sprouts, mustard, beer and chocolate. There are national dishes such as waterzooi, moules frites, hutsepot, stoemp and of course waffles. For the adventurous cook there is much to explore in this varied and perhaps unfamiliar cuisine. As the Belgians say, since everybody has to eat three times a day, why not make a feast of every meal?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 185 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$45.00
Designs and Sketches for elBulli

ISBN: 9781911621362

Author: Luki Huber    Publisher: Grub Street

elBulli was undoubtedly the most controversial and experimental 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world and Ferran Adria - the chef who earned elBulli it's worl...


elBulli was undoubtedly the most controversial and experimental 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world and Ferran Adria - the chef who earned elBulli it's worldwide fame - has been acclaimed as the best chef in the world. Ferran and his team at elBulli were the first to employ an industrial designer as part of their creative team. Luki Huber was that industrial designer and he spent from 2002 until 2005 at elBulli working exclusively hand-in-hand with Ferran charged with inventing new `artifacts' used either to prepare, cook, serve or perform Adria's unique culinary techniques. Luki kept all his drawings, sketches and beautiful photographs from this collaboration and they are brought together for the first time in this amazing notebook, with all the explanations of the purpose and stories behind every object. The book has a Prologue and Introduction from Ferran Adria, and is a must for all devotees of this extraordinary chef and his restaurant. Swiss-born Huber was trained at the Lucerne School of Art and Design and at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. He has been living in Spain since 1994, and has collaborated on a regular basis with a range of innovative clients working from the product design studio he created in 1999. The results of his work with elBulli combining the rigors of gourmet cuisine and the innovations of industrial design have been exhibited in the Pompidou Centre in Paris, in the D.Day, le design d'aujourd'hui.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 155 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$65.00
The Big Book of Knives

ISBN: 9780764357398

Author: Oliver Lang    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The knife -- a staple in every household and long considered one of mankind's most important tools. Despite our long history, in today's fast-paced world many n...


The knife -- a staple in every household and long considered one of mankind's most important tools. Despite our long history, in today's fast-paced world many no longer know how to recognize a good knife or the characteristics which define one. This book details the differences between types of knives, the characteristics a capable knife must have, the different locking systems for folding knives, and more! A must-have reference for anyone who uses their knife on a daily basis.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$89.99
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