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.
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.
Kristin Von Glasow
Susan Lusk, Mark Gabor
'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.
Eden Weiss, Bikesnobnyc
Bike Snob is all grown up! After two books and thousands of miles under his tires, Bike Snob is back with a book that takes his family on the road - 2 year old son in tow - on an international cycling adventure into the wild and tweedy bike-share lanes of London, the Bakfiet equipped cycling utopia of Amsterdam and the back roads of Switzerland and Italy.
But all roads lead home eventually, and the Snob takes a close look at the
state of American cycling after a decade of advocacy, infrastructure development and backlash have frankensteined us into some semblance of a bike-friendly nation. But is it working?
With humorous anecdotes and his trademark biting wit and wisdom,
Bike Snob takes us on his most personal narrative journey yet and ultimately
shines a light on the growing-pains that exist in any culture that asks the two-wheeled, four-wheeled and smartphone-text-happy pedestrians to share the road.
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.