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In Snacking Cakes, the indulgent, treat-yourself concept of cake becomes an anytime, easy-to-make treat. Expert baker Yossy Arefi’s collection of no-fuss recipes is perfect for anyone who craves near-instant cake satisfaction.
80 seriously simple cocktail recipes for everyone from award-winning wine writer and BBC One drinks expert, Olly Smith. Every drink is united by its unique and exciting use of sparkles with fun flavours for all occasions. Whether it’s a small work victory, drinks before hitting the town, a big celebration, or simply, ‘just because’, you’ll find the perfect pop to mark the moment here.
Petra (Petee) Paredez shares her personal repertoire of impeccable baking techniques that have made her pie shops, Petee's Pie Company and Petee's Café, New York darlings. At the heart of it all, the goal is simple--a tender, ﬂaky crust and perfectly balanced ﬁlling--and this cookbook leads the way with easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance. A champion of locally sourced ingredients, Paredez features some of the best farms and producers in proﬁles throughout the book, inspiring us to seek out the very best ingredients for our pies wherever we may live. Filled with vibrant photography and recipes for just about every pie imaginable, from fruit and custard to cream and even savory, Pie for Everyone invites us to share in the magic and endless appeal of pie.
Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammeris equally a celebration and a guide to both collecting and showing how lively design can integrate disparate objects into beautifully layered ensembles. Scherer’s interiors feature vintage display cabinets housing discarded collections of whittled songbirds, stunning 19th-century maps and school teaching aids, ferns in cast-iron planters, and photomurals. The effect is a supercharged nod to American Gothic heightened by Scherer’s sophisticated palette and sense of proportion. Each photograph by William Abranowicz is a lesson on color and texture, focal points, and room size. With a foreword by Anderson Cooper, whose house Scherer helped design, Kabinett & Kammer demonstrates that though styles fluctuate and tastes are unique, the principles of design are immutable, and good design is good design.
The Wunderkammer, or “cabinet of curiosities,” saw collectors gathering objects from many strands of artistic, scientific, and intellectual endeavor, in an ambitious attempt to encompass all of humankind’s knowledge in a single room. From the Grand Duke Francesco I de’ Medici and Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to Archduke Ferdinand II of Habsburg, these aristocratic virtuosos acquired, selected, and displayed the objects in real-life catalogues that represented the entire world―spanning architecture, interior design, painting, sculpture, gemology, geology, botany, biology and taxonomy, astrology, alchemy, anthropology, ethnography, and history.
Blackberry-infused cold brew with almond milk and coconut cream. Smoky tea paired with tart cherry juice. A bittersweet, herbal take on the Pimm’s Cup. Writer Julia Bainbridge spent a summer driving across the U.S. going to bars, restaurants, and everything in between in pursuit of the question: Can you make an outstanding nonalcoholic drink? The answer came back emphatically: “Yes.”
In Japan, cooking often bears aesthetic value, and the making of sushi is exalted as one of the finest culinary crafts. In line with this ideal of food as art, the Japanese often employ the word shokunin, meaning “artisan,” to describe a skilled sushi chef. Connoting a complete mastery to one’s craft, the title is reserved for sushi chefs who approach their work with an artistic eye and a spiritual devotion. In this stunning monograph, James Beard Award-winning photographer and author Andrea Fazzari profiles twenty of the most celebrated sushi masters on the international Japanese food scene. Through a combination of striking photography and intimate interviews, each chapter introduces readers to a new chef and restaurant, capturing the aesthetics, values, and level of dedication that elevate each one of these world-class chefs to shokunin status.
This book is a stunning exploration of 21 of the world's most celebrated royal gardens, from the delightful Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the organic, sustainable Highgrove to the Castle of Mey in Scotland. In mainland Europe, you can journey from the formal splendour of Het Loo in the Netherlands and Versailles in France to the Baroque World Heritage Site of the Royal Palace of Caserta in Southern Italy. Further afield, lies the Taj Mahal, the Tokyo Imperial Palace and Peter the Great's Summer Palace and Gardens in St Petersburg.
With chapters ranging from Simple to Advanced to Expert, there's a gingerbread position whatever your flavor. Easy-to-follow baking templates show you how to make these cookie creations at home, while descriptions from the Kama Sutra mean you can get creative in the bedroom as well as in the kitchen. Featuring Patti Paige's signature gingerbread, a vegan gingerbread and Patti's top tips for icing, your cookies are sure to be a recipe for romance.