Why don’t we have a picnic? Come on, let’s all sit down! Scraps go in the compost heap – the bugs will break them down. Zero Waste highlights the positive side of making more ethical choices when it comes to waste. From composting and recycling to buying nude food and growing veggies, a zero-waste lifestyle can be a whole lot of fun! Let’s Change the World is a series of board books targeted at babies, toddlers and grown-ups that encourages creative play while exploring pressing global issues in a positive, uplifting way.
Let's Change The World: Slow Fashion
Author - Carolyn Ang & Megan Anderson
Instead of buying stacks of stuff, let’s look for clothes that last. We’ll try and mend the things we have – trends shouldn’t move so fast. Slow Fashion highlights the positive side of making more ethical choices when it comes to our clothing. From op shops and hand-me-downs to mending and making, slow fashion can be a whole lot of fun! Let’s Change the World is a series of board books targeted at babies, toddlers and grown-ups that encourages creative play while exploring pressing global issues in a positive, uplifting way.
Author - Jessica Dennison
From the bestselling author ofTin Can Magic,Lazy Bakingis a fuss-free time-saving baking cookbook for any time of the day.
Think one-cup pancakes for breakfast, sausage rolls for lunch, grapefruit drizzle loaf to fix that afternoon craving and impressive baked crispbreads for wine.
There are also plenty of tips scattered throughout, including ideas of what ingredients can be substituted or how to fix issues that might occur.
This recipe book is perfect for anyone looking to whip up modern and fresh treats, which are both foolproof and rewarding, and guaranteed to impress thanks to all the clever, useful hacks.
Into The Woods
Author - Philip Jodidio
Seeking the perfect escape from city life and congestion? This book is filled with environmentally low-impact homes and retreats using eco-friendly materials and technology that reduce the carbon footprint and lower its energy needs, all built within the past ten years. The broadening interest in back to nature and homesteading plays a role, and many new structures are examples of sustainability that are in touch with nature, far from the madding crowd but not only for the select few.
International in scope, the book is an A to Z of ideas for the twenty-first century, from a pavilion in Argentina to a forest house in New Zealand, all designed to have minimal architectural traces – made with local materials that harmonise with the surrounding environment. An outdoor care retreat outside Oslo provides space where visitors can benefit from the therapeutic qualities of nature; a residence in Tottori, Japan, adapts with the changing seasons; a treehouse in Cape Town uses cylindrical towers that are elevated on stilts, offering views among the trees; and in Quebec, three geodesic domes were designed as part of an eco-tourism project to highlight the area's natural beauty. Each house is paired with photographs and plans.
How To Start a Side Hustle
Author - Kaylene Langford
How to Start a Side Hustleis a fun and easy-to-read guide that will help you design a viable business model and bring your ideas to market. Packed with practical tips, hacks and advice from both professional business people and unconventional company founders, this pocket-sized guide will take you through the process of starting your own business in a straightforward and accessible way.
This book will help you to identify your passion and purpose, refine your business idea (why, when, who, how?), and assist you with brand execution and marketing. Entrepreneur and coach Kaylene Langford will provide you with the right tools you need to build a strong business model and set you up so you continue to kick goals. Featuring inspirational quotes from industry leaders, this guide also provides activities for you to work through along the way and mindset hacks to ensure you don't lose confidence. Setting up a business can be a rollercoaster, but How to Start a Side Hustle is the perfect companion to guide you through the process! The Survive the Modern World series tackles big subjects in a fun and digestible way. The tone is frank and chatty, but the content is comprehensive. Upskill and expand your knowledge with these accessible pocket guides.
Great World Wonders
Author - Michael Turtle
In Great World Wonders, travel enthusiast and writer Michael Turtle offers a curated guide to the best UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe, each with a fascinating tale and insight into our shared humanity. Opulent palaces let us peek into the lives of the rich and famous, while the centres of great empires show the evolution of civilisations. There's the surprising beauty in industrial sites from the past century, and the dazzling buildings that were constructed in the name of love. And through it all is the inescapable influence of human behaviour, with many of the World Heritage Sites directly linked to important historical events and people.
From icons like the Egyptian Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, to undiscovered gems like gold mines and ancient rock paintings, Great World Wonders is a beautiful collection and exploration of the best (and sometimes worst) of history. Featuring stunning photography, this selection of the most interesting World Heritage Sites is not just a source of travel inspiration, it's an incredible journey through the amazing story of our world.
Author - Benny Briga & Adeena Sussman
Artisanal, healthy, fresh, foraged, sometimes fermented, and always photogenic – that’s gazoz. Once a product only of the street stalls of Israel, gazoz, the delicious sparkling soda drink, is growing in popularity the world over. Made with soda water; natural fruit syrups; and fresh fruits, herbs, and spices, it’s a drink that’s equal parts feel good and good for you. In eight chapters covering the base recipes for the drink – whether made with fruit, vegetables, herbs, or even chocolate – readers will learn to make gazoz at home and also to customise the recipes with seasonal ingredients. Author Benny Briga is the chef who revived the gazoz trend in Israel, bringing the drink a fresh and natural perspective. With no preservatives or unnatural ingredients, gazoz is a beverage on trend with the way people want to drink today.
Author - Vanessa Sedar
A stylish and modern guide to eating well while beating the heat, Eat Cool gives readers easy recipes and smart tips for delicious and satisfying meals that won't chain the cook to the stove on a hot day.
Vanessa Seder, recipe developer, chef, and working mom, has come to rescue summertime cooks with 100+ dishes you won't hate to cook when it's already hot as blazes. Inspired recipes focus on low- and no-heat techniques, make-ahead dishes served cold or at room temperature, smart seasonal ingredients to keep your body cool, and vibrant pairings of flavors, textures, and colors. Seder draws respectfully upon culinary common sense from across the globe, including Asian, Indian, South American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean influences. Each recipe is designed for the home cook, to reduce labor and cooking time, and to keep kitchens cool and diners sated without sacrificing flavor or texture.
Eat Cool includes a family-friendly array of energy-rich breakfasts, wholesome bowls, vibrant salads, satisfying small plates, crowd-pleasing main courses, perfect summertime desserts, hard and soft drinks, and versatile sauces and pantry staples.
Author - Rory Stamp & Holly Exley
This delightful love letter to cheese is a delicious companion for any cheese lover and covers everything from favourite standbys (Brie, Cheddar, Gouda) to European delicacies (Manchego, Tallegio, and Tomme de Savoie). Each of the 50 cheeses is accompanied by a sophisticated illustration along with history, tasting notes, and pairing suggestions. And the book also includes plenty of cheese plate suggestions from around the world, with helpful tips for creating delicious boards featuring a variety of cheese styles. Whether you're looking for a special cheese to savour, several options to share with friends, or just a new way to enjoy one of the world's most perfect foods, this book is just the thing – alongside a cheese knife, of course.
Art Of Being A Tourist At Home
Author - Jenny Herbert
In The Art of Being a Touristat Home, Jenny Herbert takes us on a journey through our neighbourhood streets and our local parks, through museums and libraries, art galleries and bookshops. There’s wonder to be found in the theatre and music-making all around us, vibrancy in fresh-food markets, new friends to meet through hobbies and clubs, and so many lifetime learning opportunities to be had – all without the stress involved in planning a holiday.
After all, why do we travel in the first place? It’s an urgent question in these days of climate crisis and global instability. Staying closer to home makes good sense: it’s cheaper, easier, less stressful and better for our health as well as the health of the planet. But Jenny doesn’t suggest that we should abandon all future travel plans. Instead, she shows travellers of all kinds how we can still harness the spirit of travel through the art of the ‘staycation’.
With beautiful illustrations throughout, The Art of Being a Tourist demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.
Author - Matt Hranek
Sophisticated, evocative, and delicious, the martini will never go out of style. Appearing in countless movies—for example, any one of the Bond films—it’s one of the most popular and well-known cocktails of all time. Making a martini is simplicity personified, the classic recipe requiring just two ingredients (not counting the garnish): gin and vermouth. And now man-about-town Matt Hranek is here to tell us everything we need to know about the iconic cocktail. Like Hranek’s The Negroni, The Martini will give readers insight into the drink’s nineteenth-century-origins, as well as the tools for making 35 simple variations of the drink—a combination of recipes from the author, recipes from experts/bartenders around the world, and iconic versions that any martini fanatic needs to have on hand. Included are the author’s own version, always with gin (never vodka), served ice cold and dry with a twist of lemon (or, on very rare occasions, like when he is hungry, an olive); the Martinez (circa 1849), named for the city of Martinez about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco, where some say this all began; a lime martini, a nod to Hranek’s father, who loved a gin and tonic; and New York City legend Russ & Daughters Cafe’s own martinis, “The Lower East Side” and “The Smoked Martini.” There will be details on ingredients, methods (to shake or to stir?), garnish, equipment, glassware; where to get the best martini around the world, and more. Beautiful original and archival photography make this an irresistible gift for anyone who loves to enjoy a martini.
The Magic Of Tinned Fish
Author - Chris McDade
Whether mixed with mayonnaise to make a salad or infused in a tomato sauce and served over pasta, tinned fish are an economical and flavorful addition to most anything you cook. Tinning fish is an old-world preservation method that gives us modern convenience. These fish—anchovies, mackerel, sardines, octopus, and squid, among others—are packed at their peak of freshness, meaning you get all the flavor at a fraction of the cost of buying fish fresh. The 75 recipes range from the simplest snack (try sardines on a Wasa cracker with mustard and lemon) to dishes for holiday entertaining (like a lamb roast studded with anchovies and served with rosemary roasted potatoes). Also included are weeknight pastas, such as Spaghetti with Smoked Oysters and Egg Yolks, and even a meat lover’s favorite Steak with Anchovy Butter. Tinned fish are a natural part of an outdoor picnic spread—anchovy, bread, and butter make the perfect sandwich—but they can also be served at a party, especially a warm Cod Brandade on toasts. Tinned fish are perfectly on trend and for good reason: they’re sustainable, economical, full of variety, and a great choice to keep stocked in your pantry.
Author - James Morton
MakingSuper Sourdoughis the true test of every aspiring bread-maker. Fickle and delicate, every loaf is unique. And there are a lot of pitfalls to be avoided.
It’s much more than a food: sourdough is ascience. Who better than Dr James Morton, baking pedant and fermentation fanatic, to explain the basics for both the uninitiated, and more experienced bakers?
James talks the home baker through everything from starters, flours and hydration, to kneading, shaping, rising, scoring and baking, explaining how to achieve the perfect crust and crumb. With more than 40 sourdough recipes including basic loaves and rolls, baguettes, bagels and buns, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips and explanations of what works andwhy,Super Sourdoughis the new, accessible guidebook that bakers everywhere have been waiting for.
The Shortcut Cookbook
Author - Rosie Reynolds
It's a myth that to make the very best versions of classic dishes, they have to be prepared from scratch.
It's actually a well-known fact in the food industry that chefs have always used shortcuts. But home cooks have not always had the same privilege.
From her extensive experience, Rosie has distilled over 60 classic recipes, such as eggs Benedict, spaghetti and meatballs and lemon meringue pie, and applied every time-saving tip, flavour boost and genius twist that she has to produce failsafe recipes.
The Shortcut Cookis here to make your life in the kitchen bolder, brighter and a whole lot easier. These are world-over favourites that people love to eat and aspire to cook – ready in a flash.
The Self Care Year
Author - Alison Davies
The Self-Care Yearreveals how to re-connect with your body and mind and engage with your surroundings, how to slow down, live in tune with the seasons, and pay attention to the present moment.
Each season is different and special, bountiful and beautiful in its own unique way. The book is divided into spring, summer, autumn and winter and covers how you can harness the changing seasons and take inspiration from the natural world, with bite-sized self-care practices, projects and mind and body exercises for each chapter.
Offering tips and rituals for better sleep, yoga positions, breathing and meditation exercises, as well as simple craft projects and seasonal affirmations, this book is for those who are seeking a slower pace and want to carve out quiet, mindful moments in their lives. Whether you're a lover of the first buds of spring, a summer sun worshipper, a fan of the autumn leaves as the year turns or a winter wonderland devotee, there is something for everyone.
Rockett St George Extraordinary Interiors In Colour
Author - Lucy St George & Jane Rockett
InExtraordinary Interiors In Colour, self-confessed colour addicts Jane Rockett and Lucy St George follow on from their best-selling first book by tackling the topic of choosing colour for the home.
Such is their passion for colour that Jane and Lucy launched the Rockett St George paint range in August 2018 sophisticated, earthy shades that work perfectly together. This new book allows them to explore the world of colour and reveal their inspirations – travel, hotels and restaurants, Instagram, the natural world and vintage design. Starting at the beginning, Jane and Lucy investigate colour theory before plunging into the history of colour and how it affects our emotions. Next, they take a look at the natural world and explore what colour means in different cultures around the globe. They then tackle the million-dollar question – which colours should you choose? A final chapter explores inventive ways to decorate with colour, from bold blocking to brave use of contrasting hues. Each chapter is interspersed with a real-life home that exemplifies the Rockett St George style. If you want maximum impact when updating an interior, there’s no better way to achieve it than with bold, clever and creative use of colour.
The Noodle Bowl
Author - Louise Pickford
Discover the vibrant tastes of Asia with over 70 authentic and creative recipes for cooking with all kinds of noodles.
Fresh, tasty and bursting with nutritious ingredients and lively aromas, delicious one-bowl, Asian-inspired noodle dishes have never been more popular. Their variety and versatility, speedy cooking time and ability to soak up the bold flavours they’re prepared with, make noodle dishes an exotic yet accessible dish and, with The Noodle Bowl, you'll be able to celebrate this wonderful food and feast on the results. Taking inspiration from all over Asia, author Louise Pickford shows you how to recreate Salmon & Scallion Gyoza from Japan, Beef Pho from Vietnam, Chicken Noodle Soup from China and Kimchi Dumplings from Korea, as well many more exciting recipes from countries such as Burma, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. After finding out all the must-know noodle facts in an introductory chapter, you’ll then learn how to cook, serve and eat the straightforward recipes that give thoughtful insight into the provenance of each dish. This collection of Asian-inspired, aromatic and sizzling hot recipes is a must for any lover of exotic and adventurous food.
Author - Ingrid Weir
How do you design your life?New Rural: Where to Find It and How to Create Itis an interiors book for a new way of living that combines the space and freedom of rural existence with the connections and opportunities of the modern world.
This stunning photo-filled hardback is a guide for those dreaming of moving to the country; inspiration for anyone who craves touches of rural magic and cottagecore in their home – wherever that may be; and a window to the distinctive allure of Australia’s vibrant regional towns.
Authored and photographed by interior designer Ingrid Weir, this creative book is much more than a manual or a compilation of pretty interiors.New Ruralprofiles towns that embody the earthiness and romance of authentic and original rural living (the Hawkesbury Highlands, the Sapphire Coast, Coober Pedy, Kyneton and Satellite Island to name a few), offers guidance on how to find and create it yourself, and detours to subjects such as bringing the outside in, having friends to stay, mixing the old with the new, the importance of texture, and why food eaten outside tastes better.
This is a book about place and space, meaning and connection. It exists at a unique intersection, bringing together Ingrid’s expertise from film and television, interior design and her personal project renovating the old schoolmaster’s house in the gold-rush town of Hill End, New South Wales.
Get lost between these pages and wander through new ways of living.
100 Days Happier
Author - Domonique Bertolucci
A collection of inspirational messages for lasting happiness each and every day.
Revisit the wisdom of happiness expert Domonique Bertolucci in 100 Days Happier, her bestselling collection of inspirational messages. Featuring a brand new illustrated cover, this is a beautiful book that keeps giving.
100 Days Happier encourages us all to be the best that we can be with motivational messages based on Domonique’s hugely popular book The Happiness Code. Written to be read a page per day, each message invites us to make small, daily changes in the way we think and act – changes that will ultimately create a fundamental shift in the life we are living towards happiness.
We Can All Eat That!
Author - Pam Brook
‘This is a book for all parents to use to excite their children and the whole family about good fresh food full of taste and flavour. It’s a family cookbook, a baby book and a book about food allergies based on science. This is food for life!’ – Neil Perry, chef, author
‘This book should reassure anxious new parents, and if they follow the recipes they will be eating very well indeed.’ – Stephanie Alexander, chef, author, founder of Australia's Kitchen Garden Program
Combining education, guidance and exciting, fresh recipes the whole family will love, We Can All Eat That!is the food allergy prevention bible that's a joy to use.
We Can All Eat That!serves up creative, delicious and informed ideas and recipes for introducing allergens to your children from when it matters most — the beginning. A must for parents of children four to 24 months, this book proves that raising healthy, adventurous eaters doesn’t have to be hard work.
Beautifully photographed and joyfully curated, We Can All Eat That! makes feeding your family easy, with 95 nutritious and exciting meals the whole family can enjoy presented across seven recipe chapters: Breakfast; Soups and salads; Rice, Polenta and pasta; Vegetable dishes and sides; Meat and fish; Cakes, puddings and desserts; and Dips, dressings and sauces.
Developed in conjunction with leading wholefood chefs Sarah Swan and Sam Gowing, and with advice from some of the world’s leading allergy experts, We Can All Eat That!includes everything you need to know about major food allergies and introducing the common food allergens.