This well-curated selection of recipes is organised by the rooms at Downton in which the drinks were served and spans everyday sips to party drinks plus hangover helpers and more.
Bao Family celebrates bao and other Chinese classics - with a contemporary twist - through recipes that span the eight culinary regions of China.
With more than 80 recipes and stunning photography, Pomegranates & Artichokes tells the story of two food cultures and the delicious space in between.
This eminently browsable, dip-in/dip-out book is an indispensable guide to the most interesting, iconic, and unique foods from 155 different countries.
Exploding myths and providing key takeaway advice for gardeners at any level, this book provides a shortcut to decades of gardening experience by explaining the science behind how a garden grows.
How often should I water my plants? What's the most effective slug deterrent? Could I breed my own unique variety of flower? Do plants have intelligence? Does it really matter when and how I prune? And why is my compost heap so slimy? If you find yourself seeking the answers to these questions and many more, then this may be the book for you!
The world of gardening can be a mystifying place, with so many instructions to follow and often little explanation as to why. Dr Stuart Farrimond casts his scientific eye over the garden to answer all the horticultural questions you've ever wondered about.
Get your gardening gloves on and dive straight in to discover:
- An accessible guide structured around the life cycle of the garden, taking you from first shoots to pruning for renewal.
- An accessible Q &A format, with stats and infographics to bring the story to life, as well as long-held gardening myths are exploded by new science.
- Every way to greener fingers has action points so that you can understand the science, apply your gardening practice, and enjoy a flourishing garden.
From hands-on, practical advice, to an exploration of the mental health benefits of gardening, whilst also covering topics such as the positive impact gardening can have on the earth during a time of climate crisis, The Science of Gardening debunks myths, and reveals the latest science often only taught at horticultural college. As a passionate newcomer to gardening, daunted by the mountain of often conflicting advice in gardening manuals, Dr Stuart Farrimond has set about testing the scientific basis of so much conventional wisdom and practice so you too can garden like a pro.
A must-have gardening book for keen beginners with a passion for plants but who are daunted by the prospect of trawling through traditional gardening manuals for explanations, as well as experienced gardeners who are intrigued to find out the theory behind their practice and who want to improve on where they might be getting something wrong.
At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.
So why stop there?
If you like Science of Gardening, then why try Science of Cooking or Science of Spice to complete the collection.
Quick and helpful answers to the 1000 most-asked gardening questions from the BBC's gardening expert, Daphne Ledward.
This stunning gift book offers fruit and vegetables as detailed art, viewed through eighteenth-century eyes, allowing us to enjoy the sight of swan-necked gourds and horned lemons, smile at silkworms hovering over mulberries and delight at the quirkiness of 'strawberry spinach' ... a delicious medley of garden produce for gardeners and art-lovers.
The perfect gift for the first-time gardener, RHS 50 Ways to Start a Garden is an accessible how-to guide for beginners, including inspiration for 'no-garden' homes.
'Wonderful. A manifesto of horticultural delight' Literary Review
'Beautiful. Perfect for literary garden lovers' Good Housekeeping
'Rich and unusual, a book to treasure. Few recent gardening books come anywhere close to its style, intelligence and depth' Observer
'The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been reading and gardening.'
Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.
'Exquisite and original' Daily Telegraph
'A gentle survey of the garden's place in Western culture, which morphs into a personal meditation on time, memory and a life well lived' i
'Scholarly bedtime reading' The Times, Books of the Year
Experience the world of Jane Austen like never before with over 50 delicious recipes inspired by Austen's novels, from Emma and Pride and Prejudice to Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility, and the author's life in the Regency period. This book is the perfect addition to any Jane Austen collection.
A dazzling cookbook featuring 59 seasonal dessert recipes with American and French influences, accompanied by exquisite photographs and tips on serving and hosting with French flair for any occasion, from a casual afternoon teatime to an intimate dinner party to a festive holiday gathering.Moving to Paris in the winter of 2012, California native Frank Adrian Barron reveled in exploring his new city. Exploring Paris's different arrondissements, he would sample the assortment of patisseries on offer in each-Madeleines, macarons, eclairs, Paris-Brest, mont-blancs, and other sweet, buttery delicacies.But as much as he loved these delicate confections, he eventually found himself longing for a taste of home. To satisfy his cravings, he began recreating in his Paris kitchen the classic desserts he'd enjoyed growing up in Southern California-childhood favorites like his mom's signature Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bundt Cake, Lemon Bars, and classic American-style layer cakes. When word of his delicious desserts spread, Frank went from hosting intimate afternoon cake parties for friends to baking for local cafes. Soon he was known best for making French desserts inspired by American ingredients and American desserts with bit of French flair. His profile rose with notice from French and American publications, including Time Out Paris, Bake from Scratch, and Fou de Patisserie, and soon, Frank was hosting cake decorating workshops in his Marais apartment, accepting commissions, and developing a devoted following as @cakeboyparis on Instagram. In Sweet Paris, Frank brings together the best elements of French style and American baking. Inspired by the tradition of l'heure du gouter, a daily French tradition similar to British teatime, and autour de la table, the idea of gathering around the table with good friends and delicious food, Sweet Paris is a love letter to the sublime world of desserts and the City of Light. Here are 59 recipes for irresistible baked goods, organized by season, using the peak fruits and flavors of each, including:Spring-Cherry Blossom Financiers, Coconut Pineapple Layer Cake, Rhubarb Tart, Very Vanilla Cake Summer-Strawberry Tart, Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake, Lavender Honey Madeleines, Pavlova with Summer BerriesFall-Mirabelle Upside Down Cake, Apple Cardamom Tea Cake, Praline All Day Cake, Gateau OperaWinter-Medjool Date Cake in Orange Caramel Sauce, White Chocolate and Cassis Buche de Noel, Lemon Meringue Cake, Blood Orange Mini Bundts, Alsatian GingerbreadIn addition, Frank offers tips and advice for becoming a quintessential Parisian host, including creating stunning floral arrangements, creating the perfect cheese plate, setting the table with French flair, and much more. Illustrated with Joann Pai's gorgeous photographs, this wonderful cookbook and style guide delivers a taste of sweet Paris no matter where you are.
A Sunday Times bestseller
Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting.
The Complete Gardener brings you right up to date on how Monty gardens today.
This extensively revised new edition covers what Monty believes are the most important aspects of gardening today. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned gardener, it's time to get your green-fingered hands dirty!
A comprehensive gardening guide that no gardener should be without:
- An introductory chapter that explains the essentials of organic gardening practice
- A structure chapter that shows you how to define space in your garden with hard landscaping and natural options, such as trees, hedges, and topiary
- Discover all different types of flowering plants explaining how to design with them, combine, plant, and care for them
- How to grow fruits and vegetables with in-depth crop-by-crop explanations and which tried-and-tested varieties to choose from
Packed with beautiful illustrations and practical gardening tips, Monty reveals the secrets of growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs while respecting the needs of the environment. He covers everything from planning the space and crop rotation to pruning fruit canes and staking peas.
Join Monty in his garden at Long Meadow! Over half of the photos included in this updated edition were shot at his renowned personal garden over the course of a year. Discover how he created this beautiful garden, and how you can do the same in your own.
Design Your Dream Garden
Although organic techniques have always been at the core of his practice, this new edition has a new emphasis on gardening for wildlife and the impact of global warming on the garden. This is a go-to guide for anyone seeking Monty's gardening advice and the perfect gardening gift for any plant lover, regardless of their experience or budget.
THE PERFECT READ FOR TROUBLED TIMES
From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places comes this inspiring and beautifully written meditation on the wisdom inherited from our ancestors.
For all we have gained in the modern world, simple peace of mind is hard to find. In a time that is increasingly fraught with complexity and conflict, we are told that our wellbeing relies on remaining as present as possible. But what if the key to being present lies in the past?
In Wisdom of the Ancients, Neil Oliver takes us back in time, to grab hold of the ideas buried in forgotten cultures and early civilizations. From Laetoli footprints in Tanzania to Keralan rituals, stone circles and cave paintings, Oliver takes us on a global journey through antiquity. A master storyteller, drawing on immense knowledge of our ancient past, he distils this wisdom into twelve messages that have endured the test of time, and invites us to consider how these might apply to our lives today. The result is powerful and inspirational, moving and profound.
Swifts live almost entirely in the air. They eat, drink, sleep, mate and gather their nesting materials on the wing, fly thousands of miles across the world, navigating their way around storms, never lighting on tree, cliff or ground, until they return home with the summer.
A fascinating look at the hidden life of ants
A NEW SCIENTIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
'A true hero' Greta Thunberg
A legendary conservationist. A lifetime spent fighting for nature. An indispensable message of hope.
In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?
Looking at the headlines?the worsening climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval?it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.
In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her "Four Reasons for Hope": The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit.
Filled with inspiring stories and original photographs, The Book of Hope is a rare and intimate look not only at the nature of hope but also into the heart and mind of a woman who revolutionized how we view the world and has spent a lifetime fighting for our future.
There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it.
Discover everything you need to know to kick-start your composting journey!
Dig into compost basics and get to grips with the many benefits of composting and the tools you'll need to get the job done. It's time to let your garden grow!
You don't have to be a horticulture expert to get started, this indispensable compost gardening book for beginners will take you through every single step! It includes:
- Gardening tips on how to make compost at home
- Packed with practical, jargon-free advice, and simple DIY composting techniques
- Easy-to-follow format to help grow your gardening knowledge
Perfect for first-time gardeners, this is your no-fuss guide to composting! From making your own fertiliser for plants to building your own compost bin, this sustainable gardening book will help you give your vegetable and flower garden a boost.
Gorgeous, full-colour photography provides plenty of inspiration to get you started! Expert tips and step-by-step instructions on every page help make sure that you care for your garden in the right way for them to flourish.
Make your green-fingered dreams a reality with the Grow Series from DK. Learn how to brighten up even the trickiest areas in Grow Containers, or discover how to garden more sustainably in Grow Eco-Gardening. Alternatively, there are more titles to explore such as Grow Pruning & Training and Grow Houseplants.
This handsomely bound book in the '150' series showcases the most beautiful gardens in the world, renowned for their exceptional flora, imaginative designs, and inspiring locations.
Donna Hay returns with her new, gorgeously luxe hardcover cookbook One Pan Perfect to make life simple, easy and delicious for her millions of fans.
Donna loves to make it easy for home cooks. Her stunning new cookbook, One Pan Perfect - featuring over 120 recipes for simple, easy, no-fuss deliciousness which only need one pot, pan, tray or bowl - will take you from the kitchen to the table in no time at all, and make your whole family happy.We all want to find ways to cook faster, smarter and tastier than ever before, to sit back and let big, punchy flavours do the heavy lifting with just a single pan, pot, tray or dish. One Pan Perfect is the only book you need to prepare almost-instant, all-in-one meals that are super-delicious and better for you. Think fast, tasty new twists on all your favourites, plus all-new flavour combinations to explore, ready to dial up your weeknight family dinners and lazy weekend lunches. One Pan Perfect is peppered with all the tips, tricks and how-tosto shortcut your way through the kitchen. You can even scan the QR codes throughout the book with your phone and bring the book to life through a series of instant videos that will lift your cooking game to new heights. This is fast, fresh deliciousness, all-in-one cooking at its absolute tastiest!
This engaging and historically accurate cookbook presents more than 70 delicious recipes that celebrate the elegant institution of afternoon tea. Full of photographs and quotes from Downton characters, you can recreate the rich traditions and flavours of Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea time and time again.
The fastest selling baking book of all time, from social media sensation Jane's Patisserie
'This will be the most-loved baking book in your stash!' - Zoe Sugg
'The Mary Berry of the Instagram age' - The Times
Life is what you bake it - so bake it sweet!
Discover how to make life sweet with 100 delicious bakes, cakes and treats from baking blogger, Jane.
Jane's recipes are loved for being easy, customisable, and packed with your favourite flavours. Covering everything from gooey cookies and celebration cakes with a dreamy drip finish, to fluffy cupcakes and creamy no-bake cheesecakes, Jane' Patisserie is easy baking for everyone.
Whether you're looking for a salted caramel fix, or a spicy biscoff bake, this book has everything you need to create iconic bakes and become a star baker.
Includes new and exclusive recipes requested by her followers and the most popular classics from her blog - NYC Cookies, No-Bake Biscoff Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Drip Cake and more!
Experience the enduring pleasure of traditional French cooking with over 60 uncomplicated recipes for every home cook.