So, you know you like wine but you're keen to learn a little more about it and want to know how you can make the most of enjoying the drink with your meals. This handy little book from the experts at DK is for you!
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Take the first step and boost your knowledge when it comes to understanding wines, how they're made, different wine groups and grape varieties and the various regions and climates in which they originate with A Little Course in Wine Tasting.
With its step-by-step pictures, you'll soon have the course mastered and the tasting notes will help build your confidence as you experiment and taste different wines.
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Jamie Does...is Jamie's personal celebration of amazing food from six very different countries. Cheap, short-haul flights and long weekend getaways have become increasingly popular and within a few short hours of the UK there are new and exciting worlds of food waiting to be discovered as Jamie finds out.
Each chapter focuses on a different city or region - Marrakesh, Athens, Venice, Andalucia, Stockholm and the Midi Pyrenees region of France. Classic recipes sit alongside new dishes that Jamie learns along the way. Alongside each recipe there is a beautiful photograph of the finished dish, as well as incredible reportage shots of Jamie's experiences in each country.
Discover the delights of the world's best-loved cuisine with authentic recipes from the Alpine villages of Piedmont to the sun-baked fishing towns of Puglia. This is a collection of five stunning books that encompass the world-famous regional cuisines of Italy.
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Providing a fascinating overview of the area, its varied landscape and history, and the local produce and culinary traditions, the book features delicious recipes that cover all the classics, as well as lesser-known specialities.
Packed with 325 inspiring Italian dishes, such as Bucatini with Amatriciana Sauce from Lazio, Classic Ragu Bolognese from Emilia-Romagna, Risotto with Chianti from Tuscany, Sardinian Foccacia Twist, and Panna Cotta from Piedmont, this collection allows everyone to share the Italian joy of cooking.
This is the first new edition of The Scots Kitchen for over thirty years. Beautifully laid out for a new generation of readers and with charming line illustrations by Ian Macintosh, it is introduced by the well-known cookery writer and broadcaster, Catherine Brown. She describes the impact this pioneering book has had on the whole of Scottish cuisine and traces the fascinating life story of Marian McNeill herself. Notes explain how to use the book so that its treasure trove of recipes can be explored in the modern kitchen. As well as being a practical guide to all aspects of Scottish cooking, this is above all a book to be read for pleasure, to refer to and savour again and again.
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Kids love baking, with all its fascinating textures, smells - and of course, tastes! Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book takes them beyond licking the bowl, with a wide range of easy recipes for all occasions, from lunchtime to party time. Enjoy cooking up a host of nutritious treats with your little ones, and watch them learn about counting, weighing and measuring at the same time. Above all, have fun and get messy! Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book is sure to become your family's go-to cookbook, with recipes designed to really fit in with your life: - Try having a batch of savoury snack bakes on hand to fill a gap until dinner - a healthy way to keep your child's energy up without sending her into overdrive. - Head to your garden or the park with the delicious selection of picnic recipes - all dishes are highly portable and perfect for sharing. - Simplify days out with recipes from our On-the-Go section - individual portions, and not a crumb or a sticky finger in sight! But by far the best thing about this book is the fun it promises for your family, as you discover new recipes and create fond memories for your children. You'll never forget the look on their faces when they hand out slices of their first cake or cookies from their first ever batch.
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Fresh and full of flavour, Mexican food has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Taking you beyond ready-made kits and sauces, Easy Mexican is a collection of simple, fuss-free recipes that will allow you to capture all the spicy, punchy and authentic flavours of Mexico in your own kitchen.
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Simple, yet sophisticated, vodka is one of the world's most popular and versatile spirits. It is always served very cold, then drunk in a variety of ways: it can be knocked back as a quick shot or sipped slowly; drunk neat or blended with other spirits and mixers; or used to accompany dishes such as Russian caviar. This book contains a selection of 50 vodka mixes that you can make at home.
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Including entertaining anecdotes and short histories about each cocktail, with expert tips on how to prepare and blend the ingredients, and how to serve the finished drink, Vodka Cocktails offers handy advice on essential cocktail-making equipment, the glasses and hints and tips, including creative ideas for garnishes and decorations.
The art of cocktail-making is as appealing as ever, and whichever type of vodka mix you prefer, this book will help you to enjoy a delicious tipple even more.
This is a comprehensive and informative guide on what to feed your baby once they are ready to progress to solids. Louise covers a wide range of topics including food allergies, organic ingredients, variety of foods, cooking methods, freezing and storing and what foods should be avoided. There is also a meal planner as well as a collection of healthy, balanced recipes that are easy to prepare. All recipes come with variations plus handy hints and tips. Recipes are divided into breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and sweet treats so all mealtimes are covered. This is the ideal book for new parents who want guidance, as well as parents who want a variety of healthy meal options for their children. Chapters include Feeding your child, Getting Started, First foods (4-6 months), More tastes and textures (6-9 months), A well-rounded diet (10-12 months), Feeding toddlers, and Family Meals. Recipes include Sweet potato and broccoli puree, Apricot and apple yoghurt, and Pasta stars with creamy chicken bolognese.
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The latest book from TV chef Cyrus Todiwala, Mr Todiwala's Bombay incorporates the best of both classic and modern Indian cuisine. Since the release of his bestselling The Incredible Spice Men, also a hit BBC Two series, Cyrus has made a name for himself as a master of spices and Indian cuisine. To Cyrus, Mumbai will always be Bombay: the jostling, colourful city of his childhood and the land that cultivated his passion for food. Join Cyrus and his wife Pervin on a bustling culinary jaunt around one of the world's most exciting and mysterious places. Feast on moreish jumping chicken samosas from street vendors, succulent hot and spicy tiger prawns, tender lamb cooked with sizzling Indian Puy lentils, and homemade golden Pooris that will melt in your mouth. Learn how to make fragrant sweet puddings, authentic-tasting curries, delicate chutneys and some of the most delicious treats known to mankind. Set against the backdrop of stunning on-location photographs, Mr Todiwala's Bombay is a charming celebration of Indian food
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Jamie's back with a vengeance. This time he's tackling school dinners and family meals. "Jamie's Dinners" sees Jamie Oliver going back to basics in the kitchen to revolutionise family meals. Jamie believes this is his most people-friendly book yet. In 'Family Tree' he takes recipes several different ways, giving you confidence whilst at the same time hoping to get you hooked on learning more. He also reveals the world's most-loved food from a global website survey he conducted: the Top Ten dishes that families love to eat together. See if your favourite makes the list. Then follow Jamie as he takes on arguably his biggest and bravest challenge yet - to uncover the shocking truths about school meals and try to reinvent them for good. With over 100 brand new recipes, this book is all about making cooking inspiring and accessible.
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'Most of what we have learnt has been from Italians who we've cooked side by side with. With this book, we want you to cook side by side with us' - Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. Over the last twenty years, Rose and Ruth have both visited Italy time and again and during these visits have learned the many different subtleties that appear in dishes from the different, and very diverse, regions of the country. They have cooked alongside mothers, grandmothers, cousins and wine makers who have shared their family recipes. This book is Rose and Ruth's personal interpretation of these recipes. It's a celebration of the real, classic food of Italy; the traditional, regional food they both love to eat when they are in Italy, and the food they love to cook at their restaurant and also at home. The precious recipes that they have become well known for, as well as the ones that are cooked less and less in Italy these days.
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This charming yet practical cookbook, filled with amazing recipes for preparing nutritious and delicious smoothies, has the ease of Betty Crocker written all over it. Consumers looking to feel good about what they are eating or drinking will love this collection-whether they are smoothie-making novices or pros. Betty Crocker Smoothies includes 100 recipes and photos, plus special features that show how to make great smoothies at home without spending a fortune. The book features everyday fruit-based smoothies; vegetable-based smoothies; indulgent drinks for special occasions; poppers, pops, and cubes that expand the idea of smoothie forms to include frozen treats; plus bonus content on juicing. Icons identify recipes that are calorie-controlled and dairy free.
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Today's families are busy families, with parents juggling jobs, lifestyle and growing families. This book shows you how to manage your time whilst still providing healthy home-cooked meals for your growing family. You can fill your freezer with portions of home-made ready meals for your hungry teenager. You can dust off your slow cooker for those days when you are going to be tied up late at work. You can use a pressure cooker for great meals in a fraction of the time. You can fill your fridge with home-made pasta sauce for the quick and easy meal when you are tired and hungry. The emphasis of the whole book is on planning and making the most of all the time-saving appliances you have at your disposal in the kitchen. For example, whilst the Sunday roast is cooking, you fill the cooker with cakes and savouries to last you the week. The roast chicken leftovers are used to make a chicken pie, curry or stir-fry. Make use of your freezer - it takes no more time to double up a recipe to make 2 or 3 extra portions, creating your own store of home-made ready meals.
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This book features 50 inspired recipes from around the world, shown in 150 photographs. It includes over 50 enticing vegetarian recipes in a mixture of classic and contemporary food styles from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Orient and the Americas. Each recipe makes use of the freshest, tastiest and most colorful of vegetable produce. From soups, savouries and starters, to light lunches and suppers, main meals, salads, side dishes and breads - there is a tempting recipe for every occasion. Tantalizing color photographs make this book a visual treat, as well as an invaluable guide to inspired vegetarian cooking. This book is packed with recipes for all occasions, from dinner parties to midweek suppers, and for all seasons, from summer salads to winter stews. In some dishes, vegetables take the starring role, while others are based on cheese and dairy products. In addition, mouth-watering recipes for lentils, peas and beans, pasta and grains and the wonderfully versatile tofu demonstrate that the tired old cliche that vegetarian food is dull needs to be pensioned off once and for all. Clear step-by-step instructions make cooking these tasty, nutritious dishes simplicity itself, and the finished dishes are all beautifully photographed. Whether you are a newcomer to vegetarian cooking or a veteran veggie looking for inspiration, you are sure to find the perfect choice here.
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Whisky - meaning "water of life" - was first produced in the 15th century. Originally from Scotland and Ireland, it is now produced in many countries, including the United States, Canada and Japan. Relating the story of whisky and the differences between the main varieties, such as Scotch, bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, this book gives you the knowhow needed to make whisky cocktails.
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Including entertaining anecdotes and short histories about each cocktail, with expert tips on how to prepare and blend the ingredients, and how to serve the finished drink, Whisky Cocktails offers handy advice on essential cocktail-making equipment, the glasses and hints and tips, including creative ideas for garnishes and decorations.
The art of cocktail-making is as appealing as ever, and whichever type of whisky mix you prefer, this book will help you to enjoy a delicious tipple even more.
This title features 75 regional recipes from Beijing and Northern China. From the modern restaurants of Beijing to the home kitchens of Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong, this book brings together traditional Mandarin cuisine and the foods of the northern provinces.
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You can discover world-famous dishes and unusual local recipes, including Lotus Leaf Dumplings, Braised Quails, Stewed Spare Ribs, Sliced Beef and Bamboo Shoots, Mandarin Pancakes and Caramelized Apples. A concise introduction provides all the information you need to understand the origins and history of Mandarin food and cooking, with a helpful guide to the essential ingredients, tools and equipment you will need.
370 delightful photographs by Martin Brigdale include a mouth-watering picture of each finished dish, making it easy to achieve success with every recipe. Nutritional information is provided throughout.
Gennaro shows that good family cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you're looking for a soup, a salad, a quick pasta dish, a slow-cooked Sunday lunch or something for a special occasion, this book has the recipes for you. Everyday dishes such as Trofie pasta with green beans and basil, Ricotta dumplings and Beetroot salad sit alongside special occasion meals such as Rack of lamb with artichokes, Roast chicken with lemon and herbs and Homemade ravioli. There are dishes for all ages, with plenty of recipes for kids, including pizzas and simple pasta dishes, and lots of ideas for getting the children involved with the cooking. Gorgeous desserts such as Summer fruit jellies, Coffee meringues and a delicious trifle, and traditional Italian preserves such as Preserved peaches and Small filled peppers make this book irresistible.
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Most people know that greens are very nutritious, but struggle to eat enough of them - they're not the easiest vegetables to prepare. But now, readers can drink them! Green smoothies blend veggies with flavourful fruits, and pack a nourishing punch in a fun, portable format. "The Everything Green Smoothies Book" features 300 delicious recipes, including: The Green Go-Getter; Cleansing Cranberry; Cantaloupe Quencher; and, Pomegranate Preventer. Each recipe includes a full nutritional analysis so readers can easily make the healthiest choices each day. Green smoothies are an excellent way to boost nutrition, and fit into raw food diets and weight-loss plans. With this guide, readers can blend their way to natural health!
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The authentic taste of Mexico: 150 fiery classic and regional recipes shown in 250 stunning photographs. Bring the vibrancy of Mexican food to your own table every day with this exciting new cookbook.
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It includes all the classics such as salsas, tacos, chimichangas and enchiladas, as well as more unusual combinations such as Red Snapper Burritos, Enchiladas with Pork and Green Sauce, Turkey Mole, and Tacos with Shredded Beef.
You can find out more about the culinary culture and history of Mexico, how the Mexicans eat, as well as what they eat, with all the key ingredients fully illustrated and explained. Each beautifully photographed recipe is easy to follow and features a complete nutritional analysis of the fat, carbohydrate and salt content.
It includes chapters on salsas, soups and appetizers, poultry and meat, fish and shellfish, vegetables, desserts and drinks. Mexican cuisine is as lively and diverse as its fascinating culture.
Create 30 sweet, chilled treats in this Star Wars-themed cooking kit, from Mos Icely to Qui-Gon Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches to Frozen Hoth Chocolate. Or freeze up lightsaber-inspired ice pops using the 4 lightsaber ice pop molds included in the kit. With so many easy-to-make recipes for delightful treats, this galactic cookbook will appeal to any Jedi appetite.
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"Jamie's Kitchen" is the ultimate guide for people who love great food and want to cook. It's packed with clear, no-nonsense advice and inspiration, as well as over 100 brand new recipes from the cookery course and the restaurant. Jamie's approach is honest and easy - this is not a heavy duty 'cook like a professional' book, weighed down with facts, figures and techniques. Jamie guides you through different cooking methods - from poaching and boiling, to char-grilling and pot-roasting. He encourages you to have confidence, a sense of independence, a laugh and - importantly - to be the boss in your own kitchen.
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This book is the ultimate celebration of Chinese cooking, featuring traditional and authentic recipes that are sure to delight. A selection of over 150 mouthwatering recipes include a host of established family favourites, such as piquant Hot and Sour Soup and crunchy and addictive Mini Spring Rolls, as well as less familiar recipes including dainty Pork and Nut Dumplings and light and elegant Braised Carp in Ginger Sauce. The book also explores the ingredients and traditions of the cuisine in a dedicated directory of the Chinese kitchen. This section looks in detail at the tools that are unique to the Chinese chef, and the varied ingredients that make up the fine balance of flavour, texture and colour in Chinese cooking. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 250 beautiful photographs this is a vital resource for any cook looking to expand their repertoire, put away the takeaway menu and fully experience the delights of home-made Chinese cuisine.
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This is a zingy collection of sophisticated concoctions for every occasion. It features more than 30 sensational ideas to make your party go with a swing. It features traditional cocktails such as Mint Julep and Harvey Wallbanger as well as excitingly different Coffee & Chocolate Flip and Chilli Vodkatini. You can discover exotic non-alcoholic cocktails using fresh ginger, mango, pineapple, kumquats, ice cream and refreshing fruit syrups. It includes information on a wide variety of cocktail ingredients and useful equipment. Chapters include Classic & Sophisticated, Short & Lively, Coolers & Thirst Quenchers, and Fresh & Non-alcoholic. The cocktail was traditionally made from only two spirits or liqueurs, but today it may also include such exotic ingredients as coconut milk and tropical fruits. While simple cocktails like the Manhattan and Margarita have not lost their popularity, they have been joined by more elaborate mixtures such as Blue Hawaiian and Mai Tai. You can learn how to make these and many more with the help of this book, which gives clear instructions for all kinds of sophisticated cocktails - not forgetting delicious non-alcoholic creations.With information on ingredients, equipment and techniques, this guide is the perfect introduction to making and serving great cocktails.
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