New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." With these seven words, Michael Pollan—brother of Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan, and son of Corky—started a national conversation about how to eat for optimal health. Over a decade later, the idea of eating mostly plants has become ubiquitous.
But what does choosing "mostly plants" look like in real life? For the Pollans, it means eating more of the things that nourish us, and less of the things that don’t. It means cutting down on the amount of animal protein we consume, rather than eliminating it completely, and focusing on vegetables as the building blocks of our meals.
This approach to eating—also known as a flexitarian lifestyle—allows for flavor and pleasure as well as nutrition and sustainability. In Mostly Plants, readers will find inventive and unexpected ways to focus on cooking with vegetables—dishes such as Ratatouille Gratin with Chicken or Vegetarian Sausage; Crispy Kale and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs; Linguine with Spinach and Golden Garlic Breadcrumbs; and Roasted Tomato Soup with Gruyere Chickpea "Croutons".
Like any family, the Pollans each have different needs and priorities: two are vegetarian; several are cooking for a crowd every night. In Mostly Plants, readers will find recipes that satisfy all of these dietary needs, and can also be made vegan. And the best part: many of these dishes can be on the table in 35 minutes or less! With skillet-to-oven recipes, sheet pan suppers, one pot meals and more, this is real cooking for real life: meals that are wholesome, flavorful, and mostly plant based.
Fresh, simple, delicious, and all made, be it a sheet pan, casserole, or gratin in one pan—this comprehensive cookbook is a vibrant guide to creating tasty and quick meals for any time or day of the week. Filled with recipes for 75 satisfying one-dish meals ranging from Chipotle Chicken Wings with Sweet Potato Wedges to Crispy Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Basil, Mozzarella & Pine Nuts, these clever dishes are the ideal solution for busy home cooks looking to eat nutritious food made from scratch. Bright, fresh photography pairs perfectly with these easy recipes that offer a modern, elevated twist on dinner.
The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses charts an enlightening history of humanity through the foods we eat.
Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7,500 BCE to today's use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol.
Food has been a kind of technology, a tool that has changed the course of human progress. It helped to found, structure, and connect together civilizations worldwide, and to build empires and bring about a surge in economic development through industrialization. Food has been employed as a military and ideological weapon. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development and the adoption of new technologies.
Drawing from many fields including genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these food-driven transformations is a fully satisfying account of the whole of human history.
‘When I think of April, I think of Easter. I am a chocoholic so it’s one of my favourite times of year – the only time when I feel truly justified eating copious amounts of chocolate bars and baked treats. MaltEaster Rocky Road is a staple in my fridge around Eastertime, though I’ll admit it makes an appearance at other times of the year, too. Try it and you’ll see why!’ Sophie
Enjoy gorgeous April recipes, including: Easy Kofta CurryMaltEaster Rocky RoadLamb Chops with Mint Sauce and Roast Vegetable CouscousWarm Chocolate Fudge Sundae with HoneycombSweet and Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken with Fluffy RiceHealthy Fruit and Oat Snack BarsThai Green CurryRhubarb Fool with Almond Biscuits
Sunday is the perfect day to slow down and enjoy a heartwarming meal. From spicy chilies to steaming chowders, Sunday Soup features 60 recipes: one for each Sunday of the year, and then some. Gulf Coast Shrimp Gumbo is best for staving off the winter cold, while Dreamy Creamy Artichoke Soup welcomes the bounty of spring's vegetables. When it's too hot to turn on the stove, chill out with Icy Cucumber Soup with Smoked Salmon and Dill. A great selection of "Soup-er Sides" will turn any bowl of soup into a hearty meal. No matter the season, Sunday Soup offers all the inspiration one needs to pull out a stockpot and start simmering a new family tradition. Soup's on!
‘Wine is sunlight, held together by water.’
No other beverage has created the excitement and emotion that wine has over its vast history. It fills our mouths with flavour and our hearts with joy. It’s also a subject whose complexities can be baffling and mysterious to the uninitiated – but wine expert Caro Feely is here to unveil all the secrets of this most marvellous drink.
Packed with engaging anecdotes, fascinating history and a wealth of information on the world of wine, this miscellany is perfect for any wine fan, from the expert to the casual drinker. So let’s raise a glass to the red, the white and the rosé!
Mention rum and it conjures up visions of swaying palm trees on white sandy Caribbean beaches. There's probably a pirate sailing ship gliding past, as well. There's a good reason for this romantic tropical image. Rum is made from sugar, and is traditionally produced where cane sugar is grown, and that's in warmer, tropical climates Because of this tropical connection, rum-based cocktails often include tropical fruits or fruit juices. Pineapples, bananas and limes also play an important role in many rum cocktails. Rum Cocktails provides recipes for 33 classic and modern cocktails and mixed drinks made from rum, together with a brief look at the history and lore of the spirit and essential information on glasses, mixing, garnishing and serving.
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