Food & Drink: Cookbooks & Recipe Books
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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This book deals with traditions, ingredients, tastes, techniques, and 80 classic recipes. You can discover the unique tastes and techniques of vegetarian Indian cuisine, with 80 authentic recipes. You can begin your journey in the rugged, mountainous north, where Kashmiri lakes teem with lush floating fruit and vegetable markets during the summer months. You can continue into the eastern region, spanning from the Ganges to the Himalayas, and sample Bengal's delicately spiced Vegetable Pilau or Cardamom Tea. It takes you on a journey west to enjoy Black-eyed Beans in Coconut and Tamarind Sauce and end your travels in the fragrant south with Mangoes in Cardamom-scented Coconut Cream. This cookbook transports you through India's regional diversity, featuring classic recipes ranging from pilaus and dhals to chutneys and flat breads, and providing wonderful highlights of a world-famous cuisine. There is a choice of simple appetizers, tasty snacks, spice-infused main courses and heavenly desserts.Choose a Punjabi Royal Corn Curry or Duck Eggs with Cauliflower from the north-east, sample Golden Mung Bean Patties from the heartland or venture west to enjoy Crispy Vegetable Triangles (the original samosas). Beautifully illustrated with over 430 photographs, the book will entice everyone to master the art of authentic vegetarian Indian cuisine.
- RRP £9.99
This is a practical, jargon-free guide to making your first bottle of perfect homemade wine. It includes a wide selection of seasonal winemaking recipes with new twists on traditional favourites. It also includes mouth-watering colour photography throughout. If you've been thinking of trying your hand at home winemaking, delay no longer! It's easier than you think to make wonderful wine at home. Get started today with this practical guide to making your first bottle of perfect homemade wine. Author Lori Stahl demystifies essential winemaking techniques with friendly, jargon-free instructions and gorgeous colour photography. She begins by taking you step by step through making wine from a kit, and then shows you how to go beyond the kit with creative additions. Soon you'll be making your own flavourful wine from fresh grapes, apples, berries, and even flowers and herbs. This home winemaking companion offers a wide selection of seasonal winemaking recipes, new twists on traditional favourites, and sweet ways to enjoy and indulge in the wines you create. Even if you have never made wine before, Making Your Own Wine at Home will show you everything you need to master an intriguing and rewarding new hobby.
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Make a children's birthday even more magical with these amazing cakes. They range from owls and rabbits to fire engines, dinosaurs and daisies.
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There are over 50 cakes featured and they're all easy to make and very achievable. None of them use fancy kitchen equipment of baking skills and all of the ingredients are readily available.
This book covers the basics of making a cake and then moves on to simple recipes including banana and toffee. It then will show you how to make animal cakes, transport-themed cakes, fantasy-themed cakes for imaginative parties and outdoor wildlife cakes.
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The easy way to grow your own tasty supply of fresh herbs, this box is perfect for any would-be gardener. It includes seeds for basil, mint and parsley and also has three terracotta pots to grow them in.
The set also includes a growing guide book, a trowel and three wooden seed sticks with names.
Box size: 250 x 250mm
This book invites readers to discover an exceptional wine grown in the French region of Bordeaux. Chateau Cantemerle, which has been a vineyard since the Middle Ages, has a unique history full of mystery and intrigue. To tell its story, Valerie Labadie has created an original narrative, combining her own insights combined with the imagined memory of Baroness de Villeneuve, a 19th-century ancestor who signed the important Bordeaux Wine Official Classification documents in 1855. With 150 stunning, atmospheric photographs, Labadie takes readers on a journey around the vineyard, revealing a mansion that looks like Sleeping Beauty's castle, mysterious shadowy cellars, and a romantic 200-acre park in which wine-lovers can be lost for hours. Including a detailed history of Cantemerle's wines, this beautiful book will seduce wine lovers as they drift through its pages, ideally with a glass of Bordeaux in hand.
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An indispensable companion in which to note, record and organise a passion for beer. With a glossy black debossing and a double expandable inner pocket the Beer journal has 240 pages with five themed sections and five tabbed sections to personalise. It includes a glossary, advice on pouring tips, glass types and tasting notes and homebrewing log and with space for your recipes, cellar and favourite addresses. It also has blank pages, three bookmark ribbons and 202 adhesive labels for personalising the journal.
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Making sushi at home is surprisingly simple and easy! These easy-to-follow recipes come from two of the leading Western experts, who explain everything there is to know about sushi and knives. Sushi isn't tricky to make so long as you have the right utensils and instructions, and have the patience to get acquainted with the various techniques. All it takes is some practice and in no time at all, you'll be making sumptuous sushi that will wow family and friends. This incredible book provides all the information needed to get started - from ingredients and knives, to equipment, fish butchery and plating techniques, making perfect rice and so much more. With full colour throughout, lots of recipes, a very user-friendly concealed wiro-bound hardback binding, 500 step-by-step photos and hundreds of tips and techniques, this sushi book is sure to become the essential guide for sushi and sashimi lovers, novice and experienced alike. You'll learn about how vitally important knives are along with the differences between Japanese and Western equivalents and substitutes. Ingredients certainly take centre stage and here Robby Cook shares his extensive experience whether he's sharing his expertise about Fluke (Hirame), Octopus (Tako) or Red Snapper (Tai). Sushi, maki, sashimi, nigiri, oshizushi - it's all here. From the California and Dragon Rolls we're all familiar with, to tantalising clam and sea urchin recipes.
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May the Force be with all aspiring Jedi cooks as they use Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2-D2-shaped cookie cutters to create 30 sweet and savory treats! From Chocolate Chewies to Obi-Wan Tons, this galactic cookbook features easy-to-make recipes for Star Wars themed treats that will delight any Jedi appetite."
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This book features 60 delicious recipes from a unique and vibrant cuisine. It is a celebration of Chilean food and cooking, with authentic and tempting recipes that are easy to recreate in your own kitchen. Recipes include traditional Empanadas, stuffed with beef and olives; Picorocos Gratinados, a piquant dish of seafood topped with cheese; and Leche Nevada, a dessert of soft meringue floating on a delicate custard. It is lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs of every dish, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Chile enjoys a privileged position in South America, with a diverse climate and geography that hosts a wide variety of ingredients, from fabulous seafood to grass-raised cattle, and an amazing variety of fruit and vegetables. Chile's cuisine is deeply rooted in its past, with a successful fusion of indigenous foods, such as potatoes, corn and quinoa, with traditional Spanish cooking techniques brought to the region by the conquistadores. The recipes in this book are full of taste and individuality, with fritters, dumplings and salsas to whet the appetite, hearty stews and tender fish dishes as main courses, and luxurious creamy desserts.
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It's this simple, vegetables are good for us, we don't eat enough of them and when we do, we don't always eat them in right way. Pure is packed full of only the most real and raw juices, shots and booster juices. From revitalising morning juices, to midday booster fuel shots and restorative nutrient-dense juices to replenish your system in the evening, Pure will help you integrate vegetable juicing into your daily routine. The recipes are based on the principle that the greatest proportion of the juice will always be made from raw vegetables with just a small amount of fruit, herbs and spices added for flavour, which makes these juices the most potent, concentrated and nutrient rich source in your daily diet. The juices, smoothies, milks, butters and even snacks (made from the pulp leftover from the juice) will improve your health and flood your system with the minerals, vitamins and energy that it needs throughout the day. The juicing revolution is starting and these are the cleanest, purest and healthiest juices you can have.
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Make one of these 8 adorable mini-gingerbread houses and decorate for the holidays. You'll find step by step instructions to make a traditional house, an adobe style house, a wintery A-frame, fantasy hexagon house, and even a trio of extra mini houses (great to use as place cards on your holiday dinner table). And don't forget the animal friends whose adorable versions of their homes include a chicken coop, birdhouse, and of course, a dog house. The 32 page booklet contains recipes for making the gingerbread walls (including a gluten free recipe) and royal icing, the edible "glue" that holds them together. Also included are tons of decorating ideas and a recipe for fondant which is perfect for creating landscaping essentials like bushes and flower pots. Four reusable food safe templates (for cutting out the gingerbread components) are tucked into a portfolio along with the recipe booklet. Gorgeous photos throughout offer lots of ideas and jumping off points for your own decorations. Whether you want to build one little house or create a whole winter wonderland of mini homes, you'll find all the ideas you need to celebrate the season your way.
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Chic recipes from London's fashionable cupcake bakery in a cute little book, plus 48 cupcake cases and cupcake toppers, all in one box set. The enduring popularity of the cupcake knows no bounds, and they remain the most stylish of bakery treats. Some of the best-loved cupcakes from LOLA's Classic Collection are included here, so you can create our famous Chocolate, Vanilla, Rocky Road, Salted Toffee Popcorn, Carrot and Gluten-free Red Velvet cupcakes at home. Once you've mastered the classics, you will be ready to try your hand at a selection of our more adventurous recipes. The Fresh & Fruity chapter offers vibrant flavours like Blueberry, Mango, Passion Fruit and Rhubarb and Custard. Kids and adults alike will love the Sweet & Sticky recipes - try the Banoffee or Sticky Toffee Pudding or LOLA's marshmallow-fluff-filled High Hat Marshmallow cupcakes. The cakes in Nutty & Nice are will appeal to those who love a little crunch - choose from Pecan Pie and Chocolate Hazelnut. Or for chocoholics, there are luxurious bakes in Dark & Delicious - indulge in Chocolate Stout or Chocolate Chilli treats. Also included are 48 pretty cupcake cases and 48 attractive cupcake toppers, making this the perfect gift for anyone who loves baking.
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Richard Bertinet's revolutionary and simple approach gives you the confidence to create really exciting recipes at home. He begins by mastering the mighty Sourdough and making your own ferments so that you can make bread anytime. And then he takes a look at speciality breads, using a range of flours and flavours - why not try making Spelt Bread or experiment with Bagels and Pretzels? He follows by exploring the Croissant and all its wonderful variations as well as covering other deliciously tempting sweet breads such as Stollen and Brioche. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, "Crust" is a worthy following to a remarkable debut.
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It's a yearlong celebration of everyone's favorite drink-beer!Can't wait for happy hour to enjoy a cold one? This super fun calendar is spilling over with all-new beer and brewery recommendations, trivia, and quotations about beer lovers' greatest joy in life. A must for any beer aficionado, 365 Days of Beer 2018 Daily Calendar offers tasting notes, fun facts, and classic humor all about beer. So don't wait for the weekend to enjoy a great brew-celebrate your love every day of the year!
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Originally published in 1967, this third edition of a Nova Scotia classic remains a family favourite today. Featuring recipes dating back to the early twentieth century. One of the finest cookbooks to be published in the province.
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The Treasury of Newfoundland Dishes has been a family favourite since it was first published in 1958. The Treasury includes hundreds of nutritious and delicious recipes, all of which were tested and approved by professional home economists. Despite being out of print since 1983, The Treasury has maintained its reputation as one of the best collections of authentic local recipes ever published. Homemakers across Newfoundland submitted thousands of recipes as well as local sayings and lore. From this collection The Treasury was created. Copies have been handed down from mothers to their children, given as gifts, used until they have fallen apart, and their absence mourned when replacement copies were no longer available. With this new edition, another generation can enjoy dishes which have long been celebrated at the tables of families throughout Newfoundland.
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An expert guide to setting up a home bar plus 30 recipe cards and an essential piece of cocktail-making equipment all in one box set. Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients and the delicate alchemy of how they work together. Nobody understands this better than Tristan Stephenson - drinks industry consultant, bar owner, restaurateur and author of five books on the subject of drinks and drinking. Here he offers expert advice on the fundamentals of home mixology and explains the practical cocktail-making techniques that every keen home barman should master, from how to build a drink in a glass to preparing a variety of garnishes. Next Tristan showcases a selection of classic and modern cocktails on a deck of 4-colour laminated recipe cards included in the pack. The intriguing origin of each drink is explained and the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them are introduced. Recipes include drinks with gin, rum, tequila, whiskey and brandy bases and you'll find familiar classics such as the Manhattan, Negroni and Martini, discover lesser known vintage gems including the Martinez and Aviation and how to perfect modern favourites the Espresso Martini and Mojito. Also included is a cocktail jigger - the essential piece of cocktail-making kit for any enthusiast.
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Brimming with ideas to inspire you year 'round, Our Favorite Food Gifts cookbook is just what you've been looking for. We've gathered a collection of mixes and recipes for every season! Whatever the occasion, we've got just the gift you'll want to give. For birthdays, Mothers' Day or anytime, all of these gifts are sure to wow 'em! Best of all, you'll find lots of fresh and clever ways to package gifts from your kitchen and new ways to celebrate every day with family & friends.
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Discover where Scotland's national drink is produced. All of Scotland's operational whisky distilleries and whisky-related places of interest located on one map. Also includes an easy-to-use index listing visitor facilities, contact details and websites. The map includes: * Over 100 distilleries and whisky-related places of interest. * Insert map of malt whisky areas. * A photographic guide to how whisky is made. * Selection of labels of blended Scotch whisky brands * Did you know? Section with interesting facts. * World maps of main export markets. * Index lists visitor facilities, telephone numbers and websites. Scotch whisky is unique among national drinks - synonymous with Scotland, it cannot be produced elsewhere in the world. Other titles in the series: Castles Map of Scotland Tartans Map of Scotland Scotland of Old Clans Map
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For connoisseur and newcomer alike, The Treasures of Champagne celebrates this remarkable liquid by exploring how champagne has become so deeply embedded in the world's consciousness. Divided into four parts, the first section looks at the process of making champagne and how the subtle blend of grapes produces a notable house style, as well as the vintage years and the special cuvees. This is followed by the history of champagne from the earliest makers to the present day and the global events which affected it. The third section provides individual entries on all the major champagne marques and some of the lesser known ones to. Each entry contains a brief history and explores the most notable traits of the houses' products and includes tasting notes recommending brands to try. The final section examines the social and cultural impact of champagne, how it has become a part of certain traditions, links to entertainment in fact and fiction. The celebration of bubbly proves, once and for all, that the world would be a poorer place without champagne. A Votre Sante!
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New ways to grill from the masterWith "Charred & Scruffed," bestselling cookbook author and acclaimed chef Adam Perry Lang employs his extensive culinary background to refine and concentrate the flavors and textures of barbecue and reimagine its possibilities. Adam's new techniques, from roughing up meat and vegetables ("scruffing") to cooking directly on hot coals ("clinching") to constantly turning and moving the meat while cooking ("hot potato"), produce crust formation and layers of flavor, while his board dressings and finishing salts build upon delicious meat juices, and his "fork finishers"--like cranberry, hatch chile, and mango "spackles"--provide an intensely flavorful, concentrated end note. Meanwhile, side dishes such as Creamed Spinach with Steeped and Smoked Garlic Confit, Scruffed Carbonara Potatoes, and Charred Radicchio with Sweet-and-Sticky Balsamic and Bacon, far from afterthoughts, provide exciting contrast and synergy with the "mains."
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This book helps you discover the cuisines of Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans. It features over 185 recipes, from the delicate Eggs with Caviare to hearty main meals such as Chicken Kiev, Hungarian Goulash and Romanian Kebabs. It includes desserts and gateaux such as Black Forest Cherry Cake, as well as light pastries such as Apple Strudel. It features soups and starters, meat and poultry, fish dishes, vegetables, grains and pasta, and baked goods. This exciting collection of Eastern European recipes includes all the culinary delights of a region that stretches from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south. There is Beef Stroganov from Russia, Babka from Ukraine, Pork Stew with Sauerkraut from Germany, Goulash from Hungary, and Rice Pudding from Bulgaria. There are also many mouthwatering cakes and pastries, such as Dobos Torta and Apple Strudel. Every recipe is described step by step, and there are over 750 wonderful photographs. Hearty, nourishing and brimming with taste and variety, the 185 dishes in this volume will surprise and delight all who explore them.
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"Why resist? When your next sweet craving hits, turn to Cakes & Slices to find the perfect treat. With chapters full of options for light, rich, crumbly and sticky cakes, brownies, cupcakes, slices and tortes, you will never be stuck for a delectable delight. Whether it's seductively sweet caramel peach cake, some naughty but oh-so-nice double chocolate brownies or spiced pistachio, yoghurt and cardamom cake that's needed, you'll find it here. It will taste all the sweeter knowing you made it yourself."
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