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Wild at Home: How to style and care for beautiful plants by Hilton Carter, ISBN: 9781782497134
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Take a tour through Hiltonusquo;s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in onessquo;s home sdash; not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: tsquo;having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. Ittsquo;s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn.squo;t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera andiellip;. yes!isquo; You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive by Baylor Chapman, ISBN: 9781579657765
$32.38 Fishpond $33.19 AbeBooks $34.40 Booktopia $34.50 Wordery $34.95 Angus & Robertson

Houseplants are more popular than ever before – especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential “lived-in-ness” to their spaces better than a little bit of green. Whether it’s a statement-making fiddle-leaf fig or a tiny tabletop succulent, a houseplant instantly elevates the look of your home. But where to begin?

In Decorating with Plants, Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home. First, there’s Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Chapman gives readers the simple, foundational info they need to ensure their plants will thrive. Then she introduces us to 28 of her favourites – specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose.

Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home’s “signature scent.” Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centrepiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home – and Decorating with Plants is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.

Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers by Leslie F. Halleck, ISBN: 9781604698725
$31.32 Book Depository $32.89 Boomerang Books $38.75 Angus & Robertson $39.99 Readings $41.49 Abbey's

A hardworking, step-by-step guide to the easiest, most affordable techniques for making more plants - houseplants, vegetables, flowers, and more.

Whether it's driven by a passion for houseplants, a desire to grow more tomatoes, or an interest in having a garden bursting with colorful flowers, many people find themselves wanting more plants. Luckily, it's easy to make more of your favourite plants - and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting, by horticulture expert Leslie F. Halleck, is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation through cuttings, layering, dividing, and more.

Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for beginning gardeners, houseplant fans, and anyone looking to make more of their favourite plants.

Book Features:

  • Halleck’s writing is clear, non-technical, inviting, and fun. Full of step-by-step instructions and heavily illustrated, this is the most complete and user-friendly guide to propagation available, and it was made for beginning gardeners and houseplant fans.

  • Propagation is an easy and inexpensive way to make more plants; readers will learn various techniques including sowing, cuttings, layering, and dividing.

  • The best-selling books on propagation are extremely dated. With over two decades of horticultural experience and a fresh voice, Halleck is the perfect authority to write the updated guide on specific propagation techniques for houseplants, vegetables, perennials, and more.

337 colour photographs

In Bloom by Clare Nolan, ISBN: 9780857833051

In Bloom

Growing, harvesting and arranging flowers all year round

Hardcover

by ( Apr, 2019 )
$40.46 AbeBooks $44.91 Fishpond $44.95 Book Depository $45.00 Angus & Robertson $45.00 Booktopia

Planting cut flowers brings that 'grow-your-own' excitement to a whole new level - being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed or pull together a posy for a friend is a joy. In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular homegrown displays that will fill your home with colour and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. She takes the mystique out of what to grow and guides you through the entire process - from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home decor and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of colour, texture and shape to play with at the right time. A whole chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques.

Greenfeast by Nigel Slater, ISBN: 9780008333355

Greenfeast

Spring, Summer

Hardcover

by ( Apr, 2019 )
$32.33 Book Depository $34.40 Booktopia $34.95 Angus & Robertson $37.71 Blackwell's $37.94 Fishpond

Nigel Slater's Eat was one of his bestselling and most popular books ever. Now he has written GreenFeast, the green follow-up to Eat, packed full of short, doable and fast vegetable recipes that are usefully divided into In the frying pan, In the hand, On the hob and Puddings. The GreenFeast recipes are for those who want easy recipes for eating more vegetable dishes throughout the week and there will be suggestions for changing up each recipe, as well as lists and lists of quick ideas. GreenFeast is split into two volumes: GreenFeast: spring summer (coming in May 2019) and GreenFeast: autumn winter (which will be published in September 2019). This is exactly the food everyone wants to eat now, in the style everyone loved in Eat, all told in Nigel's warm and unique signature style.

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, ISBN: 9780062393449
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What is important about Margaret Wise BrownIn 42 inspired pages, this biography by award-winning writer Mac Barnett vividly depicts one of the greatest children's book creators who ever lived: Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Little Fur Family. Illustrated with sumptuous art by rising star Sarah Jacoby, this is essential reading for children's book lovers of every age.

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-to Guide by Georgia Hardstark, ISBN: 9781409177975
$23.75 Booktopia $23.99 Angus & Robertson $26.85 Book Depository $28.19 Boomerang Books $28.54 The Nile AU

In STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of true crime comedy podcast 'My Favorite Murder,' open up about their lives more intimately than ever in their confessionally honest and hilarious debut book, titled after their podcast sign-off. Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the podcasting world.

Around the World in 80 Food Trucks by Lonely Planet, ISBN: 9781788681315
$15.95 Angus & Robertson $23.70 Catch $28.49 Boomerang Books $28.54 The Nile AU $28.95 Blackwell's

“Hey, what would you like today?”

Lonely Planet has taken to the streets to bring you 80 fast, fresh and mouthwatering recipes from the most exciting chefs on four wheels. From sea bass ceviche and Lebanese msakhan to old-fashioned American peach cake, discover how to cook some of the world’s most crowd-pleasing dishes, meet the chefs and hear the stories behind their passion projects.

Run by passionate foodies, food trucks have nailed the delicate balance of merging the methods and flavours inspired by personal travels and experiences with family recipes, immigrant influences and local ingredients – all the while celebrating sustainable and seasonal local produce.

Starting up and running a food truck is a vehicle for expression and experimentation, a way to serve food that’s both personal to the cooks and popular with the crowd. After all, food trucks park where the people are – no booking or dress code required.

Inside Around the World in 80 Food Trucks, you’ll find out how to recreate chicken and waffles from Nashville; Indian sliders from Melbourne; paneer poutine from Berlin; spicy lamb samosas from Killary, mollete of roasted pork from Gijón; San Francisco langoustine rolls; and burgers, shrimp and breakfast sandwiches from Cape Town, Bogotá and beyond.

Features food trucks from:

Barcelona Seville London Montreal Tijuana Austin Los Angeles Vancouver Alexandria Nashville New York City Portland San Francisco The Gold Coast Melbourne Bogotá Lima

No Crumbs Left by Teri Turner, ISBN: 9781328557476

No Crumbs Left

Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous

Hardcover

by ( May, 2019 )
$38.50 Wordery $42.25 Booktopia $42.34 Book Depository $45.25 Angus & Robertson $45.74 Better World Books

As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Teri Turner, creator of No Crumbs Left, has healthful and great tasting answers. Food is Teri's love language, and her approach to getting people into the kitchen, rolling up their sleeves, and cooking is contagious. "Don't be afraid to fail: it's just food," is one of her mantras. Teri's passion is evident on every page of her first cookbook, as she leads readers through a discovery of new flavors and spice combinations and teaches people to trust their cooking instincts. Teri's recipes, most of which are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant, are what makes No Crumbs Left so unique. Simple and incredibly delicious dishes such as Pistachio Pesto Chicken Breast, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Spicy Pepperoncini Beef are on the dinner table quickly. The impossibly easy Sugar Snap Pea Salad features two of Teri's signature Magic Elixirs, Green Goddess Dressing and Smoky Pepitas, which are both made in advance and kept on hand to elevate countless meals. Her signature Marinated Red Onions, 999 Island Dressing, Gomasio, and Spicy Almond Sauce are true secret weapons. The Family chapter features the special recipes her own children grew up with and evoke home, love, and motherhood. Teri considers this book a love letter to her mother, and woven throughout are tips and favorite quotes to bring you right into her kitchen, where there is always an extra seat at the table.

Hunter Gather Cook by Nick Weston, ISBN: 9781784944179

Hunter Gather Cook

Adventures in Wild Food

Hardcover

by ( Apr, 2019 )
$37.21 Book Depository $41.96 AbeBooks $44.89 Blackwell's $45.40 Booktopia $45.77 Wordery

While there's no doubt the world is a very different place to how it was 10,000 years ago, some things have remained the same. We are still hunter-gatherers, just like our ancestors. Our minds and bodies are designed to survive and thrive, allowing us to forage in highly complex, varied and ingenious ways. We have the ability to observe the landscape around us and use it to our advantage, making fire and tools for hunting and fishing. But while most of us ignore our innate skills, choosing to forage for food in supermarkets, there are a growing number of people who are rejecting this in favour of reconnecting with past ways. They're learning how to really enjoy their food from start to finish by creating the means to do so. They are growing their own vegetables, curing, preserving, brewing, even raising livestock. They are 21st-century hunter-gatherers. If, like them, you're uninspired by the mundanity of the weekly shop, care about where your food comes from, and wish to add excitement to the necessity of feeding and watering yourself, then this book is for you. It aims to set you on a fulfilling, lifelong path of culinary adventures and food DIY, and show you how to embrace the lifestyle that surrounds the 21st-century hunter-gatherer. It will make wild food accessible to you, and take away any sense of trepidation at making your first brew, burger or carpaccio. And if you're already a 21st-century hunter-gatherer, then it will help you to expand your culinary repertoire, taking your experimentation and enjoyment to the next level.

Winter: Warm recipes for cold nights by Louise Franc, ISBN: 9781925811339
$30.95 Booktopia $31.23 Book Depository $31.50 Angus & Robertson $33.99 Boomerang Books $35.74 The Nile AU

When the temperature cools down and the nights become longer, we tend to crave our favourite comfort foods – slow-cooked meats that fall off the bone, rich chowders and hearty stews, succulent roasts with all the trimmings and fragrant and warming curries served with steamed rice. This is the time of year when we tend to skip the salads, smoothies and lighter meals and the art of winter cooking comes into its own. Winter: Warm recipes for cold nights, is a stunning collection of innovative cold-weather recipes perfect for this time of year. From simple and warming traditional comfort foods like classic French onion soup, slow-cooked beef stroganoff, chicken cacciatore, rich osso buco and a moreish tuna pasta bake, to impressive modern cold-weather dishes including Asian-style caramel pork, Panang chicken curry, roasted pumpkin risotto with browned butter and sage, and creamy Calvados chicken, as well as a host of decadent desserts – think dulche de leche and chocolate peanut butter puddings, slow-baked spiced quinces, chai-spiced slow-baked rice puddings and winter warming dried fruit compote – Winter has a recipe to cover every occasion. With 140 recipes included – designed to not only taste amazing but to warm you up too – Winter is a comprehensive volume on cold-weather cooking. This season now promises to be that much more delicious!