An expert guide to wine from the publishers of Larousse Gastronomique . This completely new and updated edition offers wide-ranging coverage of the key wine-producing regions of the world, with particular reference to French vineyards. A short history and analysis of each region is followed by a survey of the types of wines produced, the specific properties that make the region unique, and the appellations of the area. New to this edition are more than 60 features on key wine producers around the world, affording a fascinating insight into what is involved in high-quality wine-making. Boxes and features throughout also cover a vast range of subjects such as how to read a wine label and whether to decant wine, through to organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics.
Larousse Patisserie and Baking is the complete guide from the authoritative French cookery brand Larousse. It covers all aspects of baking - from simple everyday cakes and desserts to special occasion show-stoppers. There are more than 200 recipes included, with everything from a quick-mix yoghurt cake to salted caramel tarts and a spectacular mixed berry millefeuille. Special features on baking for children, lighter recipes and quick bakes, among many others, provide a wealth of ideas. More than 30 extremely detailed step-by-step technique sections ensure your bakes are perfect every time. The book also includes workshops on perfecting different types of pastry, handling chocolate, cooking jam and much more, demonstrated in clear, expert photography. This is everything you need to know about pastry, patisserie and baking from the cookery experts Larousse.
The perfect guide for professional chefs in training and aspiring amateurs, this fully illustrated, comprehensive step-by-step manual covers all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving delicious, high-end food. An authoritative, unique reference book, it covers 250 core techniques in extensive, ultra-clear step-by-step photographs. These techniques are then put into practice in 70 classic and contemporary recipes, designed by chefs. With over 1,800 photographs in total, this astonishing reference work is the essential culinary bible for any serious cook, professional or amateur.
Learn to cook classic French cuisine the easy way with this French bestseller from professionally trained chef Jean-François Mallet. Taking cooking back to basics, Simplissime is bursting with easy-to-follow and quick recipes for delicious French food. Discover how to make a mouth-watering Apple Tart with Cinnamon with just five ingredients, or Spaghetti with Asparagus and Orange in just three steps. For an impressive dish, whip up mouth-watering Mussels in Curry in a short 15 minutes. Each of the 160 recipes in this book is made up of only 2-6 ingredients, and can be made in a short amount of time. Recipe steps are precise and simple, accompanied by clear photographs of each ingredient and finished dish. Cooking has never been so easy! It's no surprise that this book has been selling a copy every ten seconds in France.
Aims to prove that low-fat food tastes great. This book contains a selection of delicious and healthy meals to suit various tastes, and features 70 easy to follow, step-by-step recipes, from starters, main dishes and desserts to summer specials including Pimms Jelly and Mixed Leaf and Pomegranate Salad.
Experts agree that stretching is one of the best ways to achieve fitness, and, with its centuries-old system, yoga provides one of the effective ways to do this. This book demonstrates simple ways to improve breathing techniques and posture and contains over 50 body-conditioning exercises that will improve flexibility, stamina and muscle tone.
Introduction 6; Tools, materials and techniques 8; Know your beads! 16; Beautiful beginnings 24; 1 Many Moons; 2 Fairy Chain Bracelet; 3 Tiny Twinklers; 4 Spots and Dots Necklace; Simple charmers 42; 5 Birds and Bees Charm Bracelet; 6 Blue Bird Song; 7 Silver Stars; 8 Starry Nights; 9 The Candy Cage; 10 The Crystal Cup; 11 Vintage.
Football fans love lists: league tables; starting 11s; performance statistics. Written by the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series, this collection of 250 exclusive lists covers topics ranging from the obvious to the obscure and uncovers fascinating facts about the planet's favourite sport.
The simple number puzzle that has swept the world and obsessed millions of puzzlers of all ages. In this compilation there are 200 puzzles ranging from simple puzzles a nine-year-old could complete to megasudoku grids of 25 x 25.
Test your IQ with 200 difficult sudokus. These puzzles - created by hand in Japan - have been designed to examine the sharpest minds and competent puzzlers with absorbing grids. Including mega sudokus on a 25 X 25 grid, this pocket-book allows you to work on a Sudoku anywhere - whilst commuting, on the beach, or during a lunch break.
A gardening reference that features 1000 of the best garden plants, chosen for availability, reliability and ease of growth. Going much further than other plant guides, the plants are accompanied by a photograph, detailed descriptions, advice on planting and propagation and tips on hardiness and pests.
Every woman knows that if they feel great on the outside, they are confident on the inside. This book helps you learn which colours suit you and maximise your potential. It will guide you through choosing perfect outfits for your shape and colouring, and will provide make-up and accessory advice.
Containing simple designs, this book helps the reader recreate a Japanese garden with a Bamboo Deer Scarer, Tortoise Island or Winding Stream. It also contains instructions, check lists of materials and tools, artworks and photographs.
This comprehensive guide gives practical tips on horse care, riding, training and travelling, helping you understand why your horse behaves the way he does, in order to work together more happily and successfully.
Vimla Lalvani is one of the UK's leading yoga experts. In this introduction to yoga Vimla explains how yoga can transform an individual's physical and mental life. The author presents a series of illustrated exercises with step-by-step instructions on how to carry them out safely.
Each juice and smoothie described in this book is accompanied by a nutritional analysis that describes the mineral, vitamin and calorie content. Quick and easy to prepare, each juice is guaranteed to boost health and vitality.
Whether you need to correct bad behaviour in an older dog or train a puppy to be obedient from day one, this book offers clear instructions on how to understand your dog, how to use commands and rewards and what to do about behavioural problems.
Experiment with massage in the comfort of your own home and treat family and friends to a total pampering experience. This volume contains clear, step-by-step instructions on how to aid relaxation, relieve aches and pains and improve energy levels.
Are you being bullied by a mollusc that slimes all over your garden and munches through your favourite delphinium? Take a stand against slugs with 50 alternative, organic, natural, chemical and humane solutions to slug problems.
This work covers everything you need to know about pruning, from tools and timing, to pruning methods. Checklists, plant lists, hints and tips, and feature boxes are included as is a troubleshooting section on pruning problems.
This book makes choosing the ideal dog for your lifestyle simple and worry-free. Profiles 200 common breeds, casting an impartial eye over each, so readers can make a balanced judgement on what is one of life's major commitments.
This title features 40 delicious fondues for informal dinner parties or relaxed family meals - from the traditional cheese fondue to new combinations such as Mexican chilli and plum and Amaretto. There are ideas for dippers, including pesto palmiers, polenta-coated bubble and squeak and coconut meringues.