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During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it's at the weekend that the city really comes alive.With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer.
Fuel your love for gin with the '101 Gins To Try Before You Die'.The guide explores the numerous gin brands and the artisan distillers that are contributing to reinventing one of England's most-loved drinks, as well as advising on how to infuse your gin properly without making it taste like young whisky. From Adnams to Zuidam, Beefeater to Bombay and London and beyond, expect an authoritative guide to the world of gin. A definite a must-have for all gin enthusiasts.
For each destination the low-down on the culture, sights, shopping, accommodation and food is delivered in witty, well-informed prose that highlights the best that the city has to offer.101 Weekends in Europe is the perfect companion for seasoned lovers of weekend city breaks wanting to choose their next destination or for less-experienced travellers looking for inspiration.
Persiana: the new must have cookbook.Sabrina Ghayour's debut cookbook Persiana is an instant classic. A celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream.
Little London is full of fun and fascinating things to do with little adventurers in the big city.Get out and about and inspire your children's imaginations! Full of the capital's best-kept secrets, just waiting to be discovered, Little London contains over two hundred things to do all year round, all over the city, and best of all, most of them are free. Bursting with activities, day trips and a few games, recipes and craft makes, there's lots of ideas to keep tiny toddlers and older boys and girls entertained, and plenty for the big kids to enjoy too! With so much to do and so much to see, Little London's handpicked activities are combined with handy tips and all the essential information you need to make planning family days out fun and fuss-free. Turn the city into your secret playground with Little London! Here are just some of the events and activities you can find in this book: get creative at the National Gallery's family Sundays Experience a Victorian school day at the Ragged School Museum; explore the exotic plants and animals in the Barbican Conservatory Mess about on the river at the Canalway Cavalcade; celebrate Chinese New Year with your own homemade spring rolls; take part in The Big Garden Birdwatch; go behind the scenes with The National Theatre backstage tours; discover London's top city farms; make your own pin-hole camera; dress up for the Day of the Dead celebrations; and enjoy the festive fun at the Scandinavian Christmas Market.
Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth is the product of the combined travel experience of Rough Guides' authors over the last 30 years, each an expert in his or her own territory.Our authors have cherry-picked their favourite experiences from their travels to inspire yours - making this the perfect book for planning your next big adventure, or just dreaming of future travels. The third edition has been fully revised, with stunning, brand-new colour photos throughout, and a wealth of new writing, from taking breakfast in a Burmese tea house to witnessing the world's most intense storms in Venezuela. Entries are divided into regions, so it's easy to go straight to the part of the world you're interested in, and all the nitty-gritty practical information you'll need to find out more is contained in the "Need to know" sections at the end of each chapter.
A fun and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne in the 21st Century.Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas give their very original views on style, culture, attitude and men alongside making fun of their complicated, often contradictory, feelings and behaviour. These modern Parisiennes will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more.
Why did the banana go to the doctors? Because he wasn't peeling very well!Proving the age-old maxim that's in the way that you tell them', Dads - for the best part of forever - have always been renowned for being truly god-awful joke tellers.Whether it's telling them at the wrong moment, misremembering the punchline or it's just simply being one of those jokes that were terrible to begin with, Dads are an embarrassment to the whole family when it comes to trying to tell jokes.The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes is full to the brim with jokes that only your dear old Dad would dare say - jokes that will make you groan, sigh ...and then probably make you groan again. Dads take great pleasure in these kinds of jokes and some of them are so rubbish they actually blossom into proper rib-ticklers - but don't tell your dad that, it'll only encourage him!
The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home.Real Indian food is fresh, simple and packed with favour. In this book, Meera Sodha introduces Britain to the food she grew up eating here every day. Unlike the stuff you get at your local curry house, her food is fresh, vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make. In this collection, Meera serves up a feast of over 130 delicious recipes collection from three generations of her family: there’s everything form hot chappatis to street food, fragrant curries, to colourful side dishes, and mouth watering puddings. Made in India will change the way you cook, eat, and think about Indian food, forever.
This book will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, utilize the English language to its full potential, and test themselves on the words they think they already know.
According to Heston Blumenthal, 'Hawksmoor at Home' should be covered in fingerprints and splashes of food, as it's a great hands-on book to use every day.According to the owners of the 'Hawksmoor', 'When we started out we had a simple plan - to open the best steak restaurant in London. We travelled the world searching for the perfect steak, but discovered that beef from traditional breeds, reared the old-fashioned way right here in Britain, and cooked simply over real charcoal, packed more flavour than anything we tried on our travels'. The critics have hailed Hawksmoor as one of the great restaurant openings of recent years. Their credo is simple: the best ingredients - dictionary-thick steaks from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire by multi-award-winners "The Ginger Pig", dry-aged for at least thirty-five days, simply cooked on a real charcoal grill. Their cocktails, wines and desserts too have been applauded to the echo. "Hawksmoor at Home" is a practical cookbook which shows you how to buy and cook great steak and seafood and indeed much else (including how to cook the both the 'best burger in Britain' and the 'best roast beef in Britain'); how to mix terrific cocktails and choose wine to accompany your meal. Above all "Hawksmoor at Home" entertains and informs in the inimitable 'Hawksmoor' way.
Forget the restaurant guides compiled by a panel of mysterious experts, these guides are by the real insiders: more than six hundred of the world's leading chefs.Listing their favourite places to eat from neighbourhood eateries to high-end restaurants, 'Where Chefs Eat' is the ultimate guide to the world's best food. With entertaining reviews the books should appeal to restaurant-goers and food lovers worldwide.