Books For All Tastes
Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions.
Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations.
This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.$44.99
At a time when we need to be more thoughtful about our meat consumption, this landmark publication offers the most important ingredient: knowledge. Meat: The Ultimate Companion is designed to walk you through the topic from the eyes of the farmer, the butcher and the best cooks to help you with the questions you might want to ask before you buy your meat.
Carefully curated by Anthony Puharich, legendary butcher and supplier to Australia's leading restaurants, together with accomplished food writer Libby Travers, this comprehensive and ambitious project covers the history of every major animal we raise for meat, international breed maps, cut diagrams and descriptions, as well as illustrated butchery techniques and expert tips on selecting, storing and cooking all kinds of meat.
Over 110 recipes showcase the major cuts and draw on cuisines and chefs from around the world. Lavishly photographed and illustrated, it is sure to become a modern classic and a requirement for every kitchen.$79.99
If you are passionate about steam locomotives, or know someone who is, then Steam is the perfect companion.
Tim Fischer takes you into the fascinating and grand story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of transformation in Australia’s history. This book is so much more than a history or a set of lists, it is about the great tapestry of transport weaved by the steam locomotive, and Tim details how the nation was galvanised with economic growth delivered by steam. He tracks key steam locomotives that traversed Australia during critical stages of our nation’s development and transported soldiers to fields of conflict as we fought in two world wars.
For a century, from 1850 to 1950, steam locomotive haulage dominated Australia’s various rail systems and, during that period, rail networks expanded from a few short routes in the big capital cities to huge networks reaching every corner of each state. The book also covers the great named express trains hauled by steam locomotives over the decades: Puffing Billy, Robert Gordon Menzies, The Ghan. Special features include information on Albury’s ‘break of gauge’ platform (where two state track systems met), the Amiens branch line (running through Pozieres and Passchendaele stations in Queensland), the ‘garnishee’ order against the Spirit of Progress, some important characters such as CY O’Connor and many, many more fascinating topics.$39.99$34.99
Join the craft beer phenomenon by learning to brew and bottle your own beer, brewed the way you like it and using only basic home brewing equipment.
Christopher Sidwa – head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. – walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, even how to taste and assess your batch. There is no mistake Christopher hasn't made while brewing at home, so that you don't have to.
This lively handbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the advice you need to start brewing great beer.$39.99$19.99
Japanese Larder is a stunning cookery book that demystifies the best Japanese ingredients and cooking by introducing you to a number of key Japanese ingredients and techniques that are easy to acquire and will transform your everyday cooking.
In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Luiz Hara introduces you to a host of delicious and versatile Japanese ingredients which are easy to get hold of and can be used to create the most mouth-watering and interesting dishes. Categorized by main ingredient, grab that packet of miso paste from your fridge, buy some ponzu or yuzu from your local grocery store or the ethnic section of your local supermarket, and discover a new world of taste and flavour.$49.99
The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World transports you on an extraordinary culinary journey, exploring the origins and cultural history of seven familiar ingredients. But which seven, and why?
The seven ingredients are all ones that are taken for granted, consumed every day without a second thought, but each has its own fascinating history and purpose. Rice is a staple. Salt is essential to our bodies. Honey satisfies our craving for sweetness. Pork, the most widely eaten meat worldwide, yet taboo in some cultures, is a major source of protein. The tomato, used in cuisine's around the world, is extremely versatile. Chile offers a unique kick, so essential to dishes such as curries and piquant salsas. And cacao is used to make chocolate.
The 'magnificent seven' have rich and diverse cultural stories to tell, from the magical, aphrodisiac powers associated with cacao in the Mesoamerican culture, to the introduction of tomatoes to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century, and the earliest cultivation of rice in the Pearl Valley in China.
The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World equips you with everything you need to know about these wonderful foodstuffs and provides a number of traditional and innovative recipes – with one of the ingredients in the starring role, of course – for you to enjoy.$34.99