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The Colour of Wine isn’t just another book about picturesque Cape vineyards. Instead, it tells the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers. Woven through their stories are interviews with wine producers and politicians, chefs and sommeliers, connoisseurs and teachers, drinkers and tasters.
The book, twinned with the documentary film The Colour of Wine (included on DVD), explores the turbulent history of winemaking in South Africa, and the varied careers the industry has to offer. Wine doyen John Platter offers insights into where South African wine is now, and where the industry needs to go. You’ll also discover a rich array of local recipes that complement South African wines.
The Colour of Wine gives a taste of the changing world of South African wine.
From cocktails, soups, salads, main dishes and sides to desserts and baking - A Year Of Seasonal Dishes caters for every occasion, including Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Compiled by South Africa's most established food magazine, A Year Of Seasonal Dishes provides recipes for each month of the year using ingredients in season. A seasonal chart and the ultimate quantity conversion manual ensure fool-proof cooking.
Indispensable to chefs, students, cooks and all lovers of food and cooking.
This title presents a fascinating array of wineries focussing primarily on their architectural approach and photographed in the context of the awe inspiring backdrop of the winelands of the Western Cape in South Africa. In 2002 there were 202 wineries in SA in 2010 there are 585 farms producing wine, the industry is mushrooming. Wine making techniques change and technology evolves and with the introduction of new capital into this industry people are doing everything they can to capture a niche in the highly competitive
John Platter returns! With the same simple approach to wine which made him a household name in South Africa, he tells the stories of wines and winemakers; taste the wines himself; writes about them in language everyone can understand. Today’s winelands are another country. Young revolutionaries are leading a charge. Old campaigners are rising to the challenge. New areas, new varieties are being explored, ancient vineyards revived. Never has the wine scene been so exciting, so ready for this new book by an old hand. A writer who has also grown and made wine himself. This is not another Platter wine guide. It is not a list of the ‘best’ wines blind-tasted and scored by a panel. It is no more, no less, than John Platter’s purely personal picks of the wines he enjoys drinking. And why. It is completely different from any other wine book on the market. The stunning images are by photographer Clinton Friedman.
Learn how to make non-dairy products from scratch!
When it comes to food, more and more of us are becoming interested in and more aware of what we eat and how it affects the environment, animals and ourselves. Vegan dairy alternatives have become a common sight on supermarket shelves and some people have chosen to quit dairy products altogether. In Vegan Dairy, learn how to make crumbly cheeses, silky yogurts, moreish milks and tasty butters and creams from nuts and seeds. Containing easy-to-follow plant-based recipes, this book has everything from quick almond milk and vanilla and pecan butter to fermented products such as cashew yogurt and almond cheese.
Aimed at both beginners and the more experienced (yet curious) home cooks, who are looking for a greater understanding of vegan dairy, there are also delicious recipes with ideas for breakfasts, snacks and treats including chickpea bread, yogurt ice cream and coconut and hemp biscuits. Whether you re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or lactose intolerant, these recipes make perfect dairy replacements so you can still enjoy the foods and flavours you love.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you need to read this book.
Cathy Marston takes you on a wine appreciation journey from easy drinking sweets, through the popular sauvignon blancs (sew-vin-yon blonks), bubblies, dessert wines and on to the fuller reds, with the sole aim of giving you confidence in your wine choices. The confidence to enjoy drinking wine; to see it as a pleasure, not a potential source of embarrassment; and above all, to help you become confidently curious about trying something new.
Because the real secret of wine success is that the more you drink, the more you know. Admittedly, the less you probably remember, but hey – you can’t have everything.
Following the success of African Brew, the first ever book to showcase the South African craft beer scene, beer-centric author Lucy Corne is back with a second homage to hops and grain. Beer Safari takes readers on a journey through the microbreweries of South Africa, stopping to chat to each brewer along the way.
The book is laid out geographically to assist the reader in planning his or her own beer safari. Look out for the 'Big Five Pints' – the author’s pick of the very best South African craft beers. There is also space for beer aficionados to scribble their own tasting notes alongside each brewery’s beer menu.
Beer Safari is the only South African beer book whose author has, in person, visited every one of the 100-plus breweries to get the brewers’ stories, photograph their often quirky brewing setups and of course, to taste their beers. Peppered between the inspiring tales of passionate brewers, are snippets of essential beer knowledge – ideal for the 'beerginner' – alongside checklists that will appeal to newbie beer drinkers and veterans alike. Whether readers are looking for family-friendly beery weekends away, the cutest brewpubs with the finest views or a list of where to go for South Africa’s hoppiest ales, Beer Safari is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide.
The directory showcases everything needed to continue the beer journey – for those who prefer to enjoy other people’s wares, there are recommendations for liquor stores and bars offering a supreme selection of beer. Those who yearn to brew their own will find information on homebrewing stores, courses and clubs throughout the country. Written in Corne’s signature light-hearted style, and with a fresh, vibrant design, Beer Safari perfectly captures the exciting and unpretentious nature that characterises the South African craft beer scene.
Izak Smit is the acclaimed co-author of the book ‘South African Wines – Terroir & Travel, which won the Gourmand Award for the best book in the world in its category twice; the original publication as well as with the update.
A Maters graduate, Izak has spent the last 25 years as advisor to the wine sector and completed academic studies in wine whilst making wine on the sideline. He is currently driving the South African Wine Index, a multi-vintage wine adjudication system application to identify South Africa’s best wines.
Spark your creativity with a more mindful way of cooking.
Giving a modern twist to age-old techniques, this book shows how to master 25 preserving and cooking processes, from fermenting to cheese making, hot smoking to sourdough baking.
Discover how to brew perfect sweet-sour kombucha; make a fresh-tasting chutney; dry cure bresaola; create your own sourdough starter; and slow roast over an open wood fire. Be inspired to experiment with more than 150 recipe ideas.
Each culinary project is explored in three stages to spark your creativity: "The Science" explains the science and technical know-how; "The Practice" gets you started on an enticing recipe, with action shots of tricky techniques; and "The Possibilities" provides further recipe ideas plus the tools and inspiration to devise your own recipes.
Offering a weaning solution from expert authors based on your baby's sensory personality, Weaning Sense demystifies weaning and, using current research, gives you an easy to use, real food solution.
Grounded firmly in science and using simple and inspiring ingredient combinations with minimal equipment and quick preparation times, the authors introduce a revolutionary way to wean babies. Includes over 50 delicious foolproof recipes.
Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. More than 2,500 producers have been selected. Each entry brings together useful information about the winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. The guide is an essential tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.
From historic gabled manor houses to contemporary wineries, quirky family-run farms to iconic estates, country picnics to world-class fine dining restaurants, this 3rd edition of Wineries Of The Cape profiles 58 of the very best visitor experiences in the winelands.
All are within easy reach of Cape Town, and a top-notch wine selection is at the core of each of the wineries chosen for inclusion in the book.
Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style, so become a purveyor of fine drinking with this collection of classic and contemporary recipes. The Art Of Mixology offers a stunning anthology of cocktail recipes to make at home. You'll find an informative introduction packed with all the essential knowledge any experienced or novice mixologist could ever need. Illustrated, hardback book featuring 200 recipes for classic cocktails and curious concoctions to suit every occasion The drinks are grouped by spirits featuring Gin & Vodka; Rum, Whiskies & Brandy; Bubbles (both naughty and nice); Something Different and MocktailsCocktails range from a Singapore Sling, a Buck's Fizz, and a Cosmopolitan to a Highland Fling, a Brandy Julep, and a Baby Bellini. All recipes are simply written, even novice cocktail makers are guaranteed a perfect result every timeAn indispensable book for the budding mixologistExplore the art of mixology with this stylish guide
Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.
'James Crowden is Britain's best cider writer ... Cider Country is the book we've all been waiting for.' Oz Clarke Join James Crowden as he embarks on a journey to distil the ancient origins of cider, uncovering a rich culture and philosophy that has united farmer, maker and drinker for millennia. Cidermaking has been at the heart of country life for hundreds of years. But the fascinating story of how this drink came into existence and why it became so deeply rooted in the nation's psyche has never been told. In order to answer these questions, James Crowden traces an elusive history stretching back to the ancient, myth-infused civilisations of the Mediterranean and the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan. Meeting cider experts, farmers and historians, he unearths the surprising story of an apple that travelled from east to west and proved irresistible to everyone who tasted it. Upon its arrival in Britain, monks, pirates and politicians formed a pioneering and evangelical fan base, all seeking the company of a drink that might guide them through uncertain times. But the nation's love-affair with cider didn't fully blossom until after the reformation, when the thirst for knowledge about the drink was at its peak. This infatuation with experimentation would lead to remarkable innovations and the creation of a 'sparkling cider', a technique that pre-dated Dom Perignon's champagne by forty years. Turning to the present day, Crowden meets the next generation of cider makers and unearths a unique philosophy that has been shared through the ages. In the face of real challenges, these enterprising cider makers are still finding new ways to produce this golden drink that is enjoyed by so many. Spanning centuries and continents, Cider Country tells the story of our country through the culture, craft and consumption of our most iconic rural drink.
It's time to break up with booze There's life beyond alcohol. Drinking less or stopping completely can revitalize your world, from health and mood to money and relationships. It may seem tricky if drinking is currently your go-to for stress relief or recreation, but there are dozens of ways to stay on the wagon and feel the benefits. This practical book has all the facts, advice and ideas you need to start your journey and refresh your life.
Anthologin is the product of a fortuitous encounter that brought together Samuele Ambrosi, an internationally renowned, multi-award-winning barman with a stellar resume, Maurizio Maestrelli, esteemed journalist and author of several books on beer and spirits, and Serena Conti, fine illustrator and designer whose collaborations have extended far beyond Italy's borders. It tells the fascinating story of gin, that most popular of spirits whose long, seductive history transcends aromas and flavour, technical traits and production systems. It's a story brimming with fascinating anecdotes on gin's origins and evolution, political and economic influences, and episodes involving famous figures. And it is this "behind the scenes" knowledge that renders every sip of gin so special, realisations that help us better appreciate the rebirth of mixology and the revived interest in gin. Today you hold the definitive gin guide in your hands.
Packed with a variety of fruits and flavours, this compendium blends new juice ideas with tried-and-tested classic smoothie recipes, and is packed with tips on spicing, thickening and sweetening up your favourite juices and smoothies.
From filling breakfasts to summer treats, this is the only healthy drink book you will ever need.
Shake, stir and mix your way to whisky and bourbon connoisseur status with award-winning bartender Jesse Estes as he demonstrates how to tame these fiery spirits in 40 delicious cocktail recipes. Today, many popular classic whisk(e)y cocktails tend to be bourbon-based (such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mint Julep, Whiskey Sour, etc), but there are some great Scotch and Irish drinks too (Blue Blazer, Morning Glory Fizz) to enjoy too. First master the classic cocktails, then learn new creative variations that are bound to impress. Whether you prefer an American bourbon with notes of caramel, a spicy rye, a classic sturdy Scotch, or a distinctly innovative Japanese Nikka, this exciting cocktail recipe selection includes a wide range of whiskies from around the world. This is the perfect book for any dedicated whisky-lover or keen home bartender to add to their collection.
*** 'Thanks, Fever-Tree for de-mystifying the whole mixing business and making us all Cocktail Masters. There's no excuse now: here's the secret to great, refreshing, stylish serves first time, every time!' Ian Buxton, author Gin: The Ultimate Companion. From the world's leading premium mixer brand, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing: More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails, is Fever-Tree's follow up to the bestselling Art of Mixing. With clever variations on the classic gin and tonic to a selection of spritzes, mules and mojitos, to some nifty no-and-low alcohol alternatives and a handful of pitchers for when the party really gets started, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing celebrates how easy it is for anyone to enjoy quick and delicious drinks at home.
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