Kristin Von Glasow
Which garden can you only enter if you are accompanied by children?
Where can you find walrus bones, vampire stories and inspiration for red telephone boxes?
And since when do you see skateboards and mobile phones in roman mosaics?
London's gardens and parks form the green lung of the multimillion-housing capital, but also its heart and soul. Londoners commemorate their beloveds on park benches, they volunteer to keep up community gardens and nature reserves, and they get upset when snails attack their favourite plant. The city's 400-plus green spaces are not only testament to the English love of gardening; they are also steeped in history.
Kings hunted here, airships were built in London parks, and many famous Londoners are buried in graveyards-turned-gardens.
Our guide leads the way into the unknown: dark corners of major parks, enchanted green paradises, and tiny gardens tucked away in rubbish skips or on the rooftops.
New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighbourhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook.
New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore
a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theatre, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy,
and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago.
Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!
Christine Izeki, Björn Neumann
Tokyo is a city that enshrines the past and the future, where the Far East meets the Western world. Time and again throughout its history, the city has been afflicted by natural disasters.
Yet, despite total destruction, it has risen up again and again like a bamboo shoot in the wind. Thanks to the latest construction methods, today's new buildings withstand even the strongest earthquakes and typhoons.
But even without the influence of natural forces, the city constantly changes and renews itself. With this exceptional travel guide by Christine Izeki and Bjorn Neumann, you can easily explore theTokyo Metropolis from unusual vantage points, far away from the crowded tourist tracks.
The authors take you to unknown nooks and green oases in the middle of the concrete desert. They reveal where Japanese teens meet up and where the hippest cafes can be found. This guidebook is for anyone who wants to explore Tokyo from a different perspective while enjoying unique discoveries and the authentic culture of this international city.
'Beautifully simple recipes from one of Britain's unsung culinary heroes.'
(Nigel Slater Observer Food Monthly)
'If you only buy one cookbook this year, it should probably be this one.'
Clarke's is the legendary Notting Hill restaurant that pioneered seasonal fine dining in British cuisine. To mark the restaurant's 30th birthday year, Sally Clarke, the award winning chef, restaurateur and author has chosen a handful of recipes for each of her favourite 30 ingredients. The simple idea of cooking with the freshest and best market produce, Sally Clarke's vision for thirty years, is at the heart of her new book of ninety-five recipes.
Diana Henry named Best Cookery Writer at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2015Winner - James Beard Award: Best Book, Single Subject The Guild of Food Writers named Diana Henry as Cookery Journalist of the Year 2015Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual.
Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends.
From quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs and a smoky chicken salad with roast peppers and almonds, through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines, there is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn't covered in this book. In A Bird in the Hand, Diana Henry o-ffers a host of new, easy and not-so-very-well-known dishes, starring the bird we all love.
Things move at a hectic pace in the City Across The River. With that in mind, we decided to update our popular guide to some of the borough's best drinking establishments, taking out a few that no longer quite cut the mustard and adding others that deserve your custom.
We also revisited the cover, giving it a lively new look. In this city guide are bars old and new for any temper; from highfalutin to homely, tranquil to raucous. A saloon for New York's beachcombers, one for philosophers, bars for scholarly pursuits and musical appreciation, a few for a good old-fashioned shot and a beer, and many more for crackerjack cocktails of the moment.
Erin Murray J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Today's Top Chefs on the Stories and Recipes Behind Their Most Treasured Kitchen Tools
In every cook’s kitchen, there is a treasured tool: a workhorse utensil, go-to gadget, or a family heirloom with its own background story and the lofty standing of being a cook’s most-prized possession.
These beloved items say as much about the cook as their style of cooking. They tell stories about a cook’s past and about the moments that led them to where they are today. For some, it might be a spoon inherited from a grandmother’s silver set, which they use to taste every sauce. Or it could be a spaetzle maker picked up during a stage in Germany that’s been used during every job since. Whether it’s a colander, cake stand, or a grandfather’s iron skillet, every chef has a piece in their arsenal that gives a glimpse into their cooking history, their philosophy, and their technique.
In the enlightening kitchen compilation A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather’s Iron Skillet, author Erin Byers Murray collects stories from 37 top chefs about their favourite kitchen utensil. The stories, told in the chef’s own words, include the tale of how they came to acquire it, the details that it so essential, and insight into why―and when―they rely on it. Along with each story, the chef provides a recipe utilising the particular tool or something similar, so that home cooks can try their hand at a professional chef’s approach.
Laid out with a minimalist’s design and featuring fine-point illustrations of the tools as well as beautiful colour photographs of each recipe, A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather’s Iron Skillet reveals the personalities of some of America’s best and hardest working chefs, while giving readers a keepsake of recipes to go along with an insider’s guide to some of the most treasured – and essential -- kitchen tools in the country.
Featured in A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather's Iron Skillet are some of today's most respected chefs including, among others, Jody Adams, Chris Kimball, Anne Willan, Andrew Zimmern, Norman Van Aken, Linton Hopkins, Joanne Chang, Slade Rushing, Jeremy Sewall, Ken Oringer, Jonathan Benno, Rob Newton, Chris Shepherd, Steven Satterfield, Virginia Willis, Ford Fry, and Kevin Gillespie.
A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria is an exclusive look behind the scenes at elBulli, the best restaurant in the world, and into the mind of Ferran Adria, the most creative chef working today.
It is notoriously difficult to get a table, but for the first time A Day at elBulli opens the doors of the restaurant to everyone and documents hour-by-hour the painstaking preparations that take place every day.
Illustrated with over 1,200 colour photographs, the book includes insights into the history of elBulli and into the life of Ferran Adria, as well as recipes and diagrams that reveal the creative secrets behind the spectacular dishes.
A Day at elBulli provides a fascinating insight into the magical and rare experience of eating at elBulli. .
For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock.
Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational.
This practical book is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage.
It includes: * Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size* Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers * Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on* Outfoxing the fox - and other predators* What to do with all those eggs!* Dealing with parasites and ailments* Broody hens and hatching eggsWith true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes,
A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.