Books For All Tastes
In Grown & Gathered, Matt and Lentil Pubrick tell you all that they know about growing, gathering, nurturing and cooking your own food.
The first part of the book is a guide to producing your own food. The information, advice and projects can be used whether you have a 3-acre block or a courtyard with planter boxes. The Grow chapter shows you how to grow vegetables and fruit in whatever space you have, using the most earth-friendly practices; Gather explains how to forage for things like mushrooms, native greens and wild fruits; Nurture provides guidance on raising your own animals, from chickens and bees to cows.
The second part of the book features over 100 delicious, nourishing and creative wholefood recipes. There's a host of staples, everything from how to prepare and sprout grains in a traditional way, to making and maintain a sourdough culture, and techniques and recipes for preserving and pickling. Other super tasty dishes include greens and kimchi pancakes; sweet and spicy turnips; fig, bacon and zucchini pizzas; duck ramen; and carrot crepes with burnt oranges and labne.
About the Authors Matt and Lentil began by selling the produce from their farm in Tahbilk, Victora, to some of Melbourne's top chefs, restaurants and cafes, encouraging chefs to adopt principles of local, real produce and sustainable farming and packaging. But they craved more. They wanted to extend the conversation. They decided to open their van doors to the people of Melbourne, selling their home-grown vegetables and trading flowers from the back of it. They soon sold out week after week and their education became something sought after. They are now authors, educators, bloggers and advocates for sustainability and a bright future! Grown & Gathered is their first book.$44.99
This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects compiled from best-selling sugarcraft authors. It covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas decorations, dogs, brides and grooms, flowers, shoes, bags and animals, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. The tools and materials used are widely available from major craft stores and are relatively inexpensive.
Sugarcraft is an easy craft to learn and the techniques used in this book are simple enough for beginners to master quickly and easily. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as cake decorations for special occasions and celebrations, or as gifts for family and friends.
Look inside the book.$34.99
Weber's Barbecue Bible is an all-in-one masterclass in every aspect of outdoor cooking. Whether you barbecue with gas or charcoal, this comprehensive guide contains everything your avid barbecue enthusiast needs to know.
- Over 150 triple-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables and fruit
- 1,000 step-by-step photographs to guide you
- Invaluable ideas for rubs, marinades and sauces
- Expert answers to common questions about barbecuing
- Tips and advice on safety, upkeep, fuel and lighting methods
From simple kebabs to elaborate rotisseries, the perfect steak recipes for all-year-round barbecuing.$34.99
The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted. For instance:
- There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language
- Scotland has 421 words for snow
- The name Donald means 'ruler of the world'
- The anti-spam industry is worth more than the spam industry
- Florida has more bear hunters than bears
- Selfies kill more people than sharks
- In 2015, America's 'National Hero Dog Award' was won by a cat
And if there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on website.$22.99
In Amazing Rare Things, Sir David Attenborough explores the history of natural history. With expert curators from the Royal Library, he examines the contributions of four great artists and one pre-eminent collector to this era of extraordinary scientific advances.
Beautifully illustrated with a selection of exquisite drawings and watercolours by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby; and with works collected by Cassiano dal Pozzo, this book examines the engagement between art and nature, from Renaissance Italy to the New World of the Americas. This unique and fascinating book shines a light on the role of artists in our exploration of the natural world.$39.99
Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching methods, notes on sustainability, flavour profiles and cooking guidelines...
More than 130 recipes showcase the delicious potential of the vast array of seafood available, and clear step-by-step photography illustrating the key techniques takes all the guesswork out of cooking seafood at home. Accompanied throughout by striking imagery, this important book is as beautiful as it is informative, and will become the benchmark reference for anyone interested in cooking and eating fish and seafood.$79.99