Vie pratique & Loisirs

  • Do you: - Frequently panic in the wine aisle and end up reaching for the same old thing. Every. Single. Time? - Simply pick the bottle with the nicest-looking label? - Automatically pick the second-cheapest wine on the wine list? - Feel it may be time to extend your wine horizons beyond Pinot Grigio? If this is you, then you need to join the Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Come and explore the wonderful world of wine. From throwing a children's party (because adults need something fizzy too), planning a wedding or matching wine with food, this book will help you make the right wine choice every single time. Go beyond the discount deals and discover the can't-go-wrong crowd-pleasers, perfect reds to go with your Sunday roast, the best wine to drink with chocolate, plus some unexpected suggestions for your next girls' night in. This is the one wine guide that every woman should own. Because life's too short to drink bad wine.

  • Louise Johncox comes from a long line of bakers and confectioners. As a child she would sit on a flour tin at her father's side and eat whatever was fresh from the oven - a hot bread roll or a fluffy piece of sponge - and when her father, a master baker, retired, Louise decided it was time to capture his wisdom and baking expertise, writing down his recipes for the first time and preserving his magical legacy for her children. In The Baker's Daughter she weaves delightful childhood memoirs of life in her family tea shop wit her father's recipes, honed by over forty years of instinct and experience. From classic cream cakes and traditional buns, to celebration cakes, handcrafted chocolates and her father's signature cream meringues, these recipes come laden with the sights, smells and warmth of the tea room and bakehouse. 'An affectionate memoir that will both entertain with stories from a bygone world of tea and cakes and inspire people to bake' Albert Roux, OBE, KFO 'Louise's book is as beautiful as the story she tells. And it brings out the secret baker in all of us' William Sitwell, Editor of Waitrose Kitchen 'Truly inspiring. A beautiful book which puts food at the heart of all that matters' Tony Turnbull, Food and Drink Editor of The Times, and Assistant Editor of The Times Magazine 'In this lovely story, we are given a glimpse through the still-frame of a lens, and handed a baker's lifetime of experience through his daughter' Tessa Kiros, author of Falling Cloudberries 'This is that rare and precious thing - a cookbook from the heart, richly authentic and full of love and warmth. Buy one copy to keep, and another to cook from' Orlando Murrin, journalist and author of A Table in the Tarn 'Louise has communicated that most important thing, the connection food has to family at the deepest level. She has made personal the stories that were a part of her childhood and made her who she is with simple detail and no sentimentality' Tamasin Day-Lewis, food writer and author

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