The Small Pleasures Of Life
By Philippe Delerm
An enchanting celebration of life's small pleasures, this little book captures the French imagination and art of living a good life. Each chapter features a small pleasure that is both uniquely Gallic and universal. From the smell of apples maturing in a cellar to the gentle whir of a bicycle dynamo at dusk to turning the pages of a newspaper over breakfast, to the joy of a snowstorm inside a paperweight . . . Recounted with a lively, innocent curiosity about the little things that make life worthwhile, this is an unforgettable, absorbing read to be savoured at length by everyone looking to create more peace and joy in their lives.
By Liz Earle
Nourish, polish and perfect your skin from the inside out following beauty guru Liz Earle's amazing 6-week programme.Liz Earle is the authority on skincare and her brand new guide, SKIN, is the only book you will ever need to transform dull, lifeless skin, to skin that radiates youth and good health. SKIN features a 6-week programme to nourish your skin from the inside out. Each week focuses on a different aspect of skincare, from detox and exfoliation, cleansing and healing, to nourishing, balance and, finally, radiance and maintenance. It encourages you to incorporate new practices into your skincare routine such as body brushing and meditation, as well as guiding you through a make-up detox, making your own scrubs and masks and problem-solving for specific skin conditions.The programme is accompanied by 80 delicious and easy recipes to prove that what you put in your body is just as important for your skin as what you put on it. With breakfasts, lunches, easy suppers, snacks and desserts such as Banana and Nut Butter Pancakes, Salmon, Fennel and Quinoa, Rich Chocolate Pots and clever Beauty Bombs for an instant beauty hit, these recipes will help you on your way to glowing skin during the programme and beyond. All recipes are easy to make, don't need expensive or specialist ingredients and can be eaten all year round for glowing, radiant skin.
Saturday Kitchen Suppers - Foreword by Tom Kerridge
With a foreword by Tom Kerridge, SATURDAY KITCHEN SUPPERS offers more inspiring and delicious dishes to enjoy all year round, from SATURDAY KITCHEN's unique mix of world-class chefs.Following on from 2013's SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE, this is the new collection of recipes from the chefs behind SATURDAY KITCHEN.Each weekend, over 3 million people sit down to enjoy SATURDAY KITCHEN's world-class chefs cook fantastic recipes. With entertaining and often humorous step-by-step demonstrations, the chefs show you how to make aspirational, restaurant-quality dishes in your own kitchen - with no specialist equipment and no confusing, cheffy terms. The end result is stunning, mouthwatering food.Including seasonal recipes and tips from chefs on their favourite seasonal ingredients, each chapter will be accompanied by menus and inspiring ideas for dinner parties and entertaining friends. Including recipes such as Tom Kerridge's Rosemary and Garlic Salt-baked Lamb Shank, Angela Hartnett's Linguine with Red Mullet, Chilli and Garlic and Michel Roux's Poussin Scented with Ginger and Lemongrass, this book is bursting with gorgeous recipes to make all year round.
Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible
200 mouth-watering recipes from Britain's food heroes.Each weekend, BBC's SATURDAY KITCHEN brings us the world's greatest culinary talents and shows us how to cook delicious food right in our own kitchen. THE SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE is a stunning new collection of recipes, with an introduction from James Martin, that will inspire and delight. All of the recipes have been cooked on the show and now you can make them at home. There are stress-free 30-minute meals such as Bill Granger's stir-fried chilli pork, ideas for satisfying weekend lunches, such as Angela Hartnett's chicken with chorizo, peppers and sage, James Martin's hearty beef and ale pie, and sensational dishes from Michelin-star greats like Jason Atherton and Michel Roux for when you really want to impress.Be inspired to create some wonderful dishes of your own. Now you can with THE SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE.
By Fiona Cairns
Seasonal baking from the Royal cake maker.Royal cake maker, Fiona Cairns, knows how important the seasons are when creating delicious cakes. Not only are ingredients at their very best and cheapest, but it also makes sense to be in tune with the changing colours, moods and celebrations of the seasons. In the spring, why not try baking early rhubarb and vanilla custard cupcakes? On a hot summer's day enjoy a mango pavlova, and on a cold winter's afternoon curl up by the fireside and share a slice of chocolate and cardamom tart. From edible gifts to party and celebration cakes, plus decorating ideas and drink suggestions, SEASONAL BAKING is full of inspiration whatever the time of year or occasion. Fiona Cairns supplies cakes for Waitrose, Selfridges, Harrods, Sainsbury's and Bon Marche Paris and was the official cake designer for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Many of the cakes in this book are accompanied by decorating ideas, as well as seasonal drink suggestions. Whether you find yourself in the kitchen wondering what to bake for the simple pleasure of it, to share or give to a friend or maybe bake for a party large or small - whatever the time of year or occasion, you will find plenty of ideas.
Every Italian cook has a soffritto - the 'starter kit' of olive oil, herbs, garlic and other core ingredients from which a great dish is built. Lucio Galletto was in search of the soffritto of his life.In 1938, 16-year-old Anna Galletto ran away with Gino Guelfi, the charming gelato maker she'd met at a local dance. In 1943, Anna's brother Mauro escaped from a German prison camp and hunted fascists in the marble mountains of Carrara. In 1951, Mauro and Gino built a shack on a beach next to the ruins of a 2000-year-old Roman city. They started selling fish soup to the artists and writers who were holidaying in the area and became legendary for the way they used the local specialties: parmesan, pecorino, olive oil, pasta, pesto, balsamic vinegar, truffles and prosciutto. In 1975, Mauro's son Lucio arrived for work at the restaurant, fell in love with a beautiful girl sitting in the bar, and ran away with her to Australia.In a new century, Lucio returns to his birthplace - Lunigiana, in north west Italy - on a mission to understand the family, the food and the culture that prepared him to create a successful restaurant in a new world 17,000 kilometres away. Farmers, fishermen, war heroes, winemakers, waiters, hunters, cooks, cousins, aunts, shepherds and scholars told him their secrets and inspired this story, told beautifully by David Dale.
By Brain Johnston, Brian Johnston
'I came to Sicily an idle bystander and found myself bewitched by its neglected grandeur, sad beauty and passionate intensity ¿ in the background I hear once more the cool fizz of lemons on a hot day, the demented click of cicadas and the spluttering of battered Fiats in narrow streets: the sounds of Sicily. This is a story of family honour, religion, tragedy, sex, bitter history and sweet pastries.'Travel writer Brian Johnston accepted an invitation to attend the confirmation of a friend's god-daughter in Sicily, naively expecting little more than the chance to immerse himself in some genuine southern Italian hospitality, while exploring the vibrant tastes, smells, flavours and rituals of Sicilian food. But Sicily has a way of getting under your skin, and as well as being seduced by the island's earthy and mysterious charms, he found himself unexpectedly swept up in flamboyant family dramas and dangerous village politics, eccentric personalities and age-old feuds. A delicious and wholly irresistible tale of passion, power, politics and pasta; This is the story of a summer in Sicily.