October 2016 (33)

Sports Scandals

ISBN: 9781849539111

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. I...


Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: * How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories * The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA's door * Figure skater Tonya Harding's sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$27.99
El Celler De Can Roca

ISBN: 9781910690291

Author: Roca Brothers    Publisher: Grub Street

El Celler de Can Roca is the three Michelin starred Catalan restaurant in Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. In 2015, i...


El Celler de Can Roca is the three Michelin starred Catalan restaurant in Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. In 2015, it was once again named the best restaurant in the world by the Restaurant magazine. The Times restaurant critic A.A. Gill compared the restaurant to former restaurant El Bulli, which was once ranked as the number one restaurant in the world, saying that it was an ‘outstanding kitchen, and part of the great confident wave of new Spanish food that is complex, technically exhausting, aware of the landscape, history and politics’. The first edition of El Celler de Can Roca The Book was published in Spanish in a giant format weighing an incredible 5 kilos and retailing at 90 euros. This new smaller, redux edition is appearing in English for the first time. An amazing book, this is the definitive work about El Celler de Can Roca. Fully illustrated in colour throughout it gathers the thoughts of writer Josep Maria Fonalleras in ‘A day at El Celler’. Here is the history, philosophy, techniques, values, sources of inspiration, creative processes, of this band of extraordinary chefs with over 90 detailed recipes, and a collection of the 240 most outstanding dishes from the 25-year history of this magnificent restaurant. An open door to the secrets of El Celler de Can Roca, revealed in 16 chapters and organised according to the sources of inspiration that nurture the Roca brothers: Tradition, Memory, Academia, Product, Landscape, Wine, Chromatism, Sweet, Transversal Creation, Perfume, Innovation, Poetry, Freedom, Boldness, Magic, Sense of Humour.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 175 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$79.99
Cooking Like Mummyji

ISBN: 9781910690307

Author: Vicky Bhogal    Publisher: Grub Street

Cooking Like Mummyji was first published to great acclaim and garnered thousands of loyal fans in 2003 but has been unavailable for almost 10 years. It won the ...


Cooking Like Mummyji was first published to great acclaim and garnered thousands of loyal fans in 2003 but has been unavailable for almost 10 years. It won the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards and was short-listed for Best Book at the Glenfiddich Awards. Now back in a fully revised, redesigned edition with newly commissioned photography the author reveals in over 100 recipes the secrets of British Asian food. These are the recipes from her family and friends; Indian cooking but adapted using British ingredients. Vicky says ‘our home food is much simpler than the food you find in Indian restaurants. We use very few spices. The same ingredients are generally used for everything but, like musical notes, can be combined in many different ways to creat beautiful melodies.’ Many of the names of her dishes will be familiar to afficiandos of high-street Indian restaurants but Vicky’s versions are healthier, with fresher, more vivid flavours.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$69.99
The Five Seasons Kitchen

ISBN: 9781910690314

Author: Pierre Gagnaire    Publisher: Grub Street

In 2015 Pierre Gagnaire, whose 11 restaurants worldwide boast two and three Michelin stars, was voted ‘Best Chef in the World’ by his peers and 2016 sees hi...


In 2015 Pierre Gagnaire, whose 11 restaurants worldwide boast two and three Michelin stars, was voted ‘Best Chef in the World’ by his peers and 2016 sees him mark 50 dazzlingly creative and successful years in the kitchen. To celebrate this outstanding career Grub Street is delighted to be publishing his new title La Cuisine des 5 Saisons in English. This beautiful book is about his recipes and his work as a chef and for the first time makes his dishes accessible for home cooks. Why is it called Five Seasons? Five seasons because for chef Gagnaire there are five not four seasons; Spring, he says must be divided into two seasons. Thus the recipes in this book follow the rhythm of the seasons and their bounty. In each chapter there are six menus with starter, main dish and dessert. The recipes come from Pierre Gagnaire culinary's repertory and these are the recipes which made him famous. Through the recipes one can see the strong worldwide influence in Pierre Gagnaire's cuisine, cooking with every kind of ingredient. His eponymous restaurant at 6 rue Balzac in Paris (in the 8th arrondissement) specialises in modern French cuisine, and has garnered three Michelin stars. He is an iconoclastic chef at the forefront of the fusion cuisine movement by introducing jarring juxtapositions of flavours, tastes, textures, and ingredients. On his website he gives his mission statement as ‘facing tomorrow but respectful of yesterday’. Gagnaire is also Head Chef of Sketch in London. In 2005 both restaurants were ranked in the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants by industry magazine Restaurant, with Pierre Gagnaire ranking third for three consecutive years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In December 2009, Gagnaire made his United States debut with Twist, a new flagship restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas, which has since received great critical praise and a Forbes Five-Star Award. He now also has restaurants in Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo, Berlin, and Moscow.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 250 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$75.00
Vegan Chocoholic

ISBN: 9781910690321

Author: Philip Hochuli    Publisher: Grub Street

This book offers uncomplicated recipes for delicious desserts, pies, and cookies and shows how chocolate can be used in a multitude of dishes. After the introdu...


This book offers uncomplicated recipes for delicious desserts, pies, and cookies and shows how chocolate can be used in a multitude of dishes. After the introduction which lists what ingredients you need to make chocolate, it explains how chocolate is produced and processed correctly. Then follow the recipes where you will find cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, and a separate chapter on cakes, pies and cheesecakes including chocolate spreads and vegan Nutella (heavenly). There is also a great chapter for chocoholics with marzipan chocolate bars and a chocolate foccacia with rosemary and sea salt. For each recipe there are icons that tell at a glance whether the recipe it is gluten-free, sugar-free or soy free. This is very useful for quick reference, especially when you have guests who have allergies and intolerances. They also have information on the level of difficulty and time required to facilitate painless planning. The recipes use tasty and inexpensive ingredients which can be found in almost any supermarket and are very easy to prepare!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$45.00
The Mermaid and the Parakeet: A children's book inspired by Henri Matisse

ISBN: 9783791372655

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder ...


Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder his works are loved by children everywhere. In this charming book, Vanessa Hié and Veronique Massenot create a world based on Matisse’s vision, in which a mermaid is thrust out of the sea by a massive storm. Stranded in a tree, not knowing how she can return to her home without legs, she meets a parakeet who is so moved by her plight he finds a way to help her. Vanessa Hié’s gorgeous, deeply hued illustrations incorporate the shapes and colors found in Matisse’s original masterpiece, which is reproduced at the end of the book. Massenot’s simple but profound story of bravery and friendship is a delight to read. Together, the words and pictures tell a timeless story, while introducing young people to Matisse’s artistry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$32.00
Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall

ISBN: 9783791370576

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story. This book te...


One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story. This book tells the story of the postman Zephyr, who lives in a little blue village in the mountains where nothing ever changes. A dreamer hoping for adventures, he travels on a cloud, embarking on a fantastic airborne journey that takes him to distant and colorful lands. Eventually Zephyr falls to earth and meets a beautiful young woman. Together they return to the postman’s home village which is now transformed in Zephyr’s eyes and begin their exciting new life together. Inspired by Chagall’s masterpiece, a world of color and imagination awaits the readers of this book. Paintings based on Chagall’s striking palette and elegant lines help tell a simple yet poetic story. The book includes a gorgeous reproduction of Chagall’s masterpiece “Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel” (“The Brideand Groom of the Eiffel Tower”), illustrating a journey of words and pictures, and introducing young readers to the work of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
The Great Wave : A Children's Book Inspired by Hokusai

ISBN: 9783791370583

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again. On a stormy winter’s da...


Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again. On a stormy winter’s day, a baby boy, Naoki, is swept into a fisherman’s boat by a great wave. Years pass, but still Naoki does not grow. Must he return to the ocean in order to become a young man? The answer arrives in the form of a mythic fish. Japanese artist Hokusai is one of the world’s most celebrated printmakers. His famous woodcut, “The Great Wave,” epitomizes the artist’s characteristic techniques and themes. In this children’s book, the artist’s masterpiece is the genesis for a simple but compelling story, beautifully illustrated in pictures that recall Hokusai’s brilliant use of detail, perspective and color. A stunning reproduction of the woodcut itself is featured in the book, supplemented by information about the artist and his work. At once modern and classic, The Great Wave introduces young readers to a beloved artist and his timeless portrayals of nature and transformation.


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
My Painting Book : A Journey in the World of Fantasy with Hundertwasser

ISBN: 9783791341132

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to...


Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


$17.99
Baby Sees : Christmas

ISBN: 9781909763005

Author: Chez Picthall    Publisher: Award Publications

This delightful Baby Sees book has been specially designed to appeal to young babies. In the early stages of a baby's development it is important for them to ex...


This delightful Baby Sees book has been specially designed to appeal to young babies. In the early stages of a baby's development it is important for them to experience big, bold, bright images, as these help the visual part of their brain to develop. Babies will find this book fascinating!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2015


$14.99
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