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Discover 100 diverse restaurants from haute cuisine to hot-and-happening. This guide navigates readers from major cities through country escapes en route, highlighting gourmet getaways, refined dining and fabulous food. It will be sold in national book retailers, tourist outlets, airports and featured restaurants and hotels. It will be the ideal guide for anyone touring SA, but with appeal for locals too, as a keepsake and recipe book.
Jenny Handley is a brand performance specialist, owner of JHP and author of best-selling business books. Her career started with her food studies, and led her through marketing and PR to brand management. She has her own weekly brand column in the Cape Times and is a feature writer and reviewer for Food & Home Entertaining, and other lifestyle publications. Jenny tops up her formal food qualifications regularly with cookery courses globally and is a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Her blog, Jen’s Journeys of Flavour, reflect her reviews and views, home and away, from markets to Michelin-star restaurants. Jenny is well exposed to the restaurant industry, regularly running her ‘Master Class in Brand and Service Excellence’ workshops.
There is an immense authenticity and credibility tied to the Gourmet Guide 2016/2017, as months of research has been conducted and will continue, to ensure that only appropriate and deserving establishments are included. Initial visits conducted by professional gourmets were anonymous. Each selected restaurant has a write-up that includes a brief description of the restaurant, a map and detailed directions, GPS co-ordinates and a QR code for readers to link directly to the restaurant’s website. The top restaurants will include a recipe of their signature dish. It will navigate the reader from the major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban through country escapes en route, covering gourmet getaways, refined dining and fabulous food. There are no hotel or restaurant advertisers, which means all venues are rated on merit alone. There was also no cost for the restaurants/hotels to be included. The prestige and intrigue of the awards programme, the layout and design of the guide and its publicity will ensure appeal to a discerning audience of local and international food lovers and regular restaurant-goers.
The guide is written in an informative yet lively, personality-driven style. Each annual guide will have longevity for the recipe content.
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.
Over 2,000 restaurants professionally rated by AA Inspectors for culinary excellence. This compact and practical guide to Britain and Ireland's top dining destinations features larger images and includes all venues who currently hold a Rosette for culinary excellence as well as AA Restaurant of the Year award winners from the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. With over 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Rosettes by the AA's professional inspectors, this is the food lover's guide to enjoying the best cuisine in Britain. All the rosetted restaurants feature purely on merit with no charge for inclusion.
This is our collection of great pubs across the UK. Some are simple places for a couple of local ales by the fireside, some serve the best classic pub food and others are beacons of sustainable sourcing and culinary invention. From the humblest old stone hiking stop to the finest country inn, they are all warm, buzzy and welcoming places run by passionate people. We've visited each one and written honestly about them, so you can always find the one you're looking for.
The third, now established annual JHP Gourmet Guide™, is sure to be more successful than the previous two, since its ‘Best in the World’ rating at the international Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The 2019 guide is a showcase of the top 25-plated chefs in South Africa, plus 50-rated restaurants, with signature recipes. The glossy, upmarket book has developed a loyal following of discerning diners. The guide, with its unique plate rating, has been applauded by the industry and public for its credibility, authenticity and impartiality – there are no hotel or restaurant advertisements. The guide is aimed at a niche, food-loving audience, both local and international. It is a beautiful keepsake, especially popular with tourists visiting SA.
A travelbook? A cookbook? Something more: a cook-travel-book, a perfect and complete guide to discover London, its restaurants and the chefs recipes, the best boutique hotels, the family attractions, the places for shopping and where to eats with less than 15 pounds.A book designed for cook-lovers and for those who loves London and wants to know more about this amazing city. "The first time I came to London I hated it: three days of rain, a hotel room to be forgotten and awful food. But my job of journalist has brought me back here at least once a year from that first journey in 2001, and year after year I fell in love with this city, so much so that today I can not stay away for more than six months.London revealed itself to me as a beautiful but not easy woman, and perhaps it is precisely for this reason that today I'm crazy for it. I discovered a piece at a time, and the more I walked away from the tourist places - though I love them - the more grew the desire to stay here and dedicate a book to this city. A book that, in spite of the bad food eaten in 2001, disassembles a thesis very popular in Italy and maybe in other countries, according to which you can't eat well in London. Thanks to this book I found amazing restaurants, great chefs, lovely places to dine, places where you can eat great lunches at affordable prices.And no other city in the world, with the exception of New York, offers such a variety of international cuisines with this very high quality standards. I have spent two years writing this book, at times this was intense and engaging, exciting and ambitious, and has allowed me to meet many new friends from all over the world. And at the end the result, in reality, is not a book. It's a declaration of love. Yes London, I love you. Every other word would be superfluous".
South London-based blog, Deserter, is an alt guide to living and loafing in the wonky wonderland south of the river. Its authors, under their noms de plume Dulwich Raider and Dirty South, record off-beat days out and urban adventures featuring pubs, cemeteries, galleries, hospitals and pubs again, often in the company of their volatile dealer, Half-life, and the much nicer Roxy. Part guide, part travelogue, this book is a collection of these tales with the addition of lots of new material that their publisher absolutely insisted upon. South London, that maligned wasteland where cabbies once feared to drive, can no longer be ignored. The South is risen! "The ultimate reprobates' handbook to God's own side of the river - your liver may never be the same again... Wonderful." - Jenny Eclair "Of all the books about South London since 1947 this has to be the best." - Jay Rayner "If a man is tired of London he should read this book." - Bruce Dessau (London Evening Standard, Beyond The Joke) "Deserter's panoply of wastrels throw up the odd genuine revelation... historical, cultural or psychogeographical treasure. They may not mean to educate, but they do." - Ned Boulting, who also writes the foreword
Over 2,000 pubs chosen for great beer, food and facilities. The AA Pub Guide is the go-to source for the best pubs for food, drink and accommodation in the UK. This brand new and revamped guide contains over 2,000 traditional countryside inns, welcoming taverns and foodie destinations, all selected on merit with no charge for entry. `Pick of the Pubs' entries show the best AA-recommended pubs in a given location and, throughout the guide, AA Rosettes and Stars indicate the high quality of the food and accommodation available. Feature articles will look at the latest trends in drinking and dining and highlight the must-visit pubs for readers.
Includes Le Cinq, Beast and Farm Girl Café, and a new introduction by the author.
Jay Rayner isn't just a trifle irritated. He is eye-gougingly, bone-crunchingly, teeth-grindingly angry. And admit it, that's why you picked up this book, isn't it?
Because you aren't really interested in glorious prose poems celebrating the finest dining experiences known to humanity, are you? You want him to suffer abysmal cooking, preferably at eye-watering prices, so you can gorge on the details and luxuriate in vicarious displeasure.
You're in luck. Revel in Jay's misfortune as he is subjected to dreadful meat cookery with animals that died in vain, gravies full of casual violence and service that redefines the word 'incompetent'. He hopes you enjoy reading his reviews of these twenty miserable meals a damn sight more than he didn't enjoy experiencing them.
From the splendid Eccles cakes of London's St John Bakery to the delicate pasteis de nata at Manteigaria in Lisbon, Europe's Best Bakeries has baked goods for every taste. This overview of bakeries in the UK, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany and France is a fascinating, mouth-watering and unique introduction to Europe's long and impressive baking tradition.
Teatime showcases a much-loved British tradition in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games The book features traditional world famous London venues such as The Ritz and The Savoy as well as those that offer a more modern take on afternoon tea, including the Primrose Bakery and Yauatcha Includes over 30 delicious recipes from a selection of London's best afternoon teas Illustrated by world-renowned food photographer Jean Cazals, TeaTime takes you on a sumptuous journey round fifty of London's unique and brilliant tea-hotspots, capturing the ambience of world famous venues such as The Ritz and The Savoy. Specifically the venues which offer a modern twist on traditional afternoon tea such as the Primrose Bakery and The Berkeley, or the more down-to-earth like La Fromagerie and Daylesford Organic, and the indulgent Melt and Cocomaya. Although the British only invented the custom about 160 years ago, it has become part of their cultural DNA and a habit that they have exported around the World. TeaTime includes more than 30 mouth-watering recipes from a selection of London's best afternoon teas made by the chefs from grand and boutique hotels, and chic bars and cafes."
Features information about what art to see, what to buy and where to eat and drink for the discerning short stay visitor to have a great time in Venice.
Following on in the same vain as The Joy of Sheds, The Joy of Pubs is an intoxicating publication detailing everything and anything you want to know about pubs. It celebrates the many facets of the traditional British pub over the years, with chapters on: Pub Characters, Pub Games, Pub Fiddles (how the licensee has shafted his customers over the years), Pub Teams and Pub History from Geoffrey Chaucer to Jeffrey Bernard. It features the great pubs of literature - Robert Louis Stevenson's Admiral Benbow, Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn and Charles Dickens' The Grapes; the great pubs of film - The Crown Inn at Amersham (Four Weddings and a Funeral), the Crown Inn at Wells (Hot Fuzz); the great pubs of TV - apart from the Rover's Return, Queen Vic and Woolpack. It features tales of barring, of dodgy deals of riotous lock-ins and of strange hauntings. The perfect present for anyone who loves their pub or just the idea that they have a pub. Word count: 30,000
This travel guide covers the south of India, starting with Bombay and including the states of Maharashtra, Andhara Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It contains descriptions of all the monuments which can be visited in the region. The book is divided into states, and then into chapters which focus on the main towns and sites, with ideas for additional excursions off the beaten track. It provides a series of regional maps so that readers can plan their own itineraries, and numerous town plans and site plans. The guide also includes hotel recommendations and practical information.
The ultimate L.A. Menu Guidefeaturing 113 menus from L.A. Countys best restaurants.The Los Angeles Menu Guide features: * An independent and diverse selection of restaurantsmeeting the needs of every taste, budget and locale* Reproductions of actual menus* Wide price range* Indexes by locale and cuisine* Neighborhood map* Easy-to-use format* Restaurants all over Los Angeles County* Menus plus addresses and phone numbers* Nothing to read except the facts: the MENUS!* No irritating ratings!!!
The beer-lovers' bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. The GBG is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA members. The unique breweries section lists every brewery - micro, regional and national - that produces real ale in the UK, and their beers. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
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