By Mick Wall
Everyone from Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page to Queens of the Stone Age now relishes the chance to share a stage with Dave Grohl and his legendary Foo Fighters. The question is: why? Musical depth? Not really. Major success? Well, yes. Despite no longer shifting albums in the same quantity as they did twenty years ago, this band can still fill stadiums the world over (when Dave's not breaking his leg, of course).Long before Kurt Cobain blew his brains out in 1994, Dave Grohl was planning for a life after Nirvana. The unflinching bright sunlight to Cobain's permanent midnight darkness, Grohl had come from a similar broken home to his erstwhile band leader, but came out of the experience differently - brimming with positivity and a shrewd grasp of opportunities in the music industry.Did Grohl merely take the sonic blueprint of Nirvana and embellish it with a more life-affirming pop sheen? Of course he did. Every band in America that sold over a million records in the post-grunge 90s did the same. The difference was that Grohl had real credibility. And he knew it.With exclusive testimony from true insiders (including Krist Novoselic, Grohl's bass-playing partner in Nirvana, ex-girlfirends, record company executives, tour photographers and confidantes), this book is an exploration of the real story behind Grohl and the Foo Fighters - the only serious literary biography of the group and its leader, one of the most famous and critically bulletproof rock figures of the 21st century.
The French Kitchen
By Michel Roux jr
French gastronomy is renowned for its classic recipes passed from generation to generation. From Burgundy to the Auvergne, Provence, the Loire and the Pyrenees, traditional family cooking has always been at the heart of the French kitchen and lifestyle. With its delicious dishes and exquisite ingredients as diverse as the regions from which they come, heritage cooking and family values from provincial France have stood the test of time. In this book Michel Roux Jr, star of the BBC's MASTERCHEF and owner of the two-Michelin star Le Gavroche in London, explores the heritage of his native French cuisine - from the rustic to the haute. With classic recipes using delicious ingredients, Michel Roux Jr will help you bring provincial French cooking into your kitchen and helps you to recreate the 'je ne sais quoi' that only French cuisine can embody.
By Justine Pattison
This cookbook is bursting with delicious recipes, ground-breaking ideas and innovations, tips and techniques to help you revolutionise the way you Freeze.It's time to re-think how to use your freezer and in this book, highly regarded food writer and consultant Justine Pattison will show you how to prepare and heat a range of fabulously tasty dishes with minimal effort. Featuring all the family favourites - from Fabulous Freezer Fish Pie to Best-ever Freeze Ahead Lasagne, Classic Chicken Curry and Mum's Toad in the Hole - as well as exciting ideas for picnics, canapés, sweet treats and desserts, FREEZE will take the stress out of cooking for any occasion.Packed with countless innovative freezer tips such as the revolutionary flat freeze and quick strip techniques, as well as ways to defrost and reheat leftovers to ensure foolproof and tasty results every time. Beautifully designed with easy-to-follow recipes and mouth-watering photographs, this cookbook is ideal for busy lives. With advice on buying and preparing food for yourself and your family, it will save you money as well as time! Whether it's meals for one, standby classics, a fuss-free family supper or a gorgeous, layered Chocolate Truffle Cake, this indispensable freezer guide will show you how - making your life just that bit easier.
From Nature To Plate
By Tom Kitchin
Fresh food, simply prepared, from Tom Kitchin in Edinburgh - the youngest newly Michelin-starred chef.Tom's restaurant, The Kitchin opened in June 2006. Six months later, it earned a Michelin star, the fastest to be awarded. It was voted Restaurant of the Year 2007 by LIST MAGAZINE, and Tom Kitchin was Scottish Chef of the Year in 2007. His unique marriage of seasonal Scottish produce with the classical French technique has universal application. He is totally committed to fresh seasonal ingredients, cooked simply, and this book showcases the ingredients which are available and at their best each month of the calendar year.
By Fred Kerner
Fondues are surging back into popularity againUnique recipes in an updated bestsellerImaginative, interesting recipes and ideas, from the Swiss classic to a Fondue JaponaisIncludes suggestions for after-dinner drinks