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For the dedicated pub-goer and the armchair drinker, here is an enticing selection of `proper' pubs to gladden the heart and slake the thirst. All of these pubs get the basics right: they focus on the beer (though the food and wine may also be excellent) and on conversation rather than piped music. They may have a roaring fire in winter and a pleasant beer garden in summer. You can probably bring your dog. Above all, they have a notable character that raises them above the bland corporate pubs that blight the land. It can be hard to say exactly why - but you just know a good pub the moment you enter. Trusted Telegraph reviewers have made their selection for you, based on highly personal but well-informed criteria, resulting in a nationwide pub crawl like no other. This is the perfect book for anyone who considers a good pub to be a British birthright.
Coral Gables Restaurants Ultimate GuideA Taste of Coral Gables: The Cookbook and Culinary Tour of the City Beautiful is brimming with all the great food and good vibes that make this sunny city in South Florida such a magnet for food lovers of all stripes. Filled with recipes, restaurant descriptions, menu highlights, chef profiles, wine pairings, and more, this one-stop resource on the Coral Gables food scene doubles as a restaurant guide and recipe resource to the best places the city has to offer. The inside scoop for food lovers: There are approximately 75 restaurants covered in the book, each with a two-page spread that contains color photographs, informative text on the origins and highlights of the restaurant, what makes it unique, and who the people are behind the restaurant's unique atmosphere and cuisine. Each also features a recipe for one of the restaurant's signature dishes for easy preparation at home. Best restaurants: From such venerable dining establishments as the Palm d'Or at the Biltmore (haute cuisine in Old-World charm with New World sensibilities) to fun and funky specialty joints such as Ms. Cheezious (grilled cheese in every manner imaginable), to ethnic standouts such as Talavera (down-home Mexican), all bases are covered in this comprehensive culinary treasure trove paying homage to the "City Beautiful."
London is a city brimful of culinary possibilities, from lively markets to Michelin-starred restaurants. This third edition of Eat London is completely revised and updated, with entries highlighting the very best food stops not to be missed on a tour of London in 14 chapters. This is much more than a restaurant guide - it is a book all about food and the people who make, sell and care about it. From the best fish and chip shops of East London to haute cuisine and artisan food stores in Mayfair, every entry has been assessed for quality, originality, convivial ambience and consistency. Also featured are recipes from some of the capital's favourite restaurants including A. Wong, Balthazar, Morito and The Palomar. Special photography by Lisa Linder illustrates the wonderful food and everyday streetlife of the city.
During the 1960s swarms of motorcyclists roamed along London's North Circular Road in nightly burn ups. Their pit stop was the Ace Cafe at Stonebridge Park. This is their story as told by the boys who raced and the policemen who chased, woven against a background of contemporary reports.
For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions-from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London's history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as "on the wagon" and "one for the road" to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the "Bucket of Blood," and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a "great rambling queer old place". Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle's favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub. An updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book features a map, an index, new pictures and additional chapters on The Lamb, The Argyll, and The Viaduct Tavern.
Dine in the home of a perfect stranger, enjoy your meal on an extraordinary, little-known terrace looking out on the Parc de Monceau, eat lunch at a restaurant that's totally invisible from the street, have a drink at a bar next to a man taking a shower in a glass box, join a band of artistic squatters for an afternoon barbecue, visit a Royalist bar, catch up with a moveable feast, get unbeatable value for money at a hostelry school, and experience numerous other timeless venues and atmospheres....
Beyond the traditional Parisian restaurant, the French capital is full of wonderful unusual places.
"The most brilliant guide to the best beer and pubs in London by connoisseurs Jonny and Brad. Trust me they know their stuff!'" - Jamie Oliver To beer or not to beer, that is the question. The London Craft Beer Guide features 40 of the best pubs, breweries and taprooms across the city. Organised around London boroughs from North to South, East to West, every corner is full of hidden gems to discover. Find new favourite brews with descriptions of the best to taste at each location, and pairings notes to enjoy alongside food. As well as the beer itself, this guide gives you unique insight into the people behind the casks, with exclusive interviews and photography that reveal the history and personality behind each sip. From mango-like IPAs to chocolaty stouts and crisp, puckering sour beers this is the ultimate guide for craft beer converts and those looking to find off-the-beaten-track tastes and flavours. Whether you're a Londoner looking for your new local, or a visitor hoping to navigate the city's best craft-brewing spots, The London Craft Beer Guide will provide plenty of inspiration.
Coffee Culture is everything you ever wanted to know about coffee – what it is, where it comes from, how to make it, who makes the best, and when and why to drink it. The answer to the last two are easy – whenever you can, and because you can.
Seriously, with over 100 coffee shop reviews, detailed information on how to buy and brew coffee, and lots of useful, and basically offbeat but entertaining info about the world’s favourite beverage, this book is the perfect gift for the coffee afficianado – or aspiring coffee guru – in your life.
You can become the ultimate home barista when you learn about coffee brewing methods including the types of machinery to use, do and don’t, as well as the cleaning of these machines, maintenance and troubleshooting.
Become the ultimate home barista, with Coffee Culture!
What's for lunch? on the Iron range, one answer with the weight of history is a pasty-- ground meat and vegetables folded into a pastry crust. Make your way along Eat Street in Minneapolis and encounter the Somali sambusa, the Mexican torta, or the Vietnamese banh mi. Stop by a Scandinavian hot spot to find the traditional open-faced sandwich, assembled with fresh fish and vegetables and herbs. The variety of sandwich options in a state that's home to dozens of ethnic groups is truly something to behold.
But beyond being our daily bread, sandwiches carry stories, whether of cultural traditions, immigrant adaptations, or upscale improvisation. a team from the Twin Cities-based online food magazine the Heavy Table--James Norton, Jill Lewis, Susan pagani, and Lori Writer--fanned out across the state to sample the usual suspects, from the walleye sandwich to the jucy lucy and beyond, chatting with chefs, church ladies, fisherfolk, turkey farmers, and bartenders along the way. The result, Minnesota Lunch, serves up an unconventional regional history loaded with culinary anecdotes, treasured recollections, tasty recipes, and tempting photographs. Sliced bread, french rolls, fried pastry--regardless of the wrapper, these many sandwiches offer flavorful responses and a Minnesota slant to that age-old noontime dilemma.
James Norton is editor of the Heavy Table online food magazine and a coauthor of The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin. a weekly columnist for CHOW.com, he also has written about food for Saveur.com, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages.
Dining at Ciel Bleu is a dreamlike, elegant experience. The entire Ciel Bleu team is determined to treat guests to a piece of heaven. The restaurant, located on the 23rd floor of the gorgeous five-star Okura Hotel, boasts a beautiful panoramic view over Amsterdam and never fails to delivers top-notch dinners. The menu always features the finest flavours of the season. Ciel Bleu has received two Michelin stars, both of which are indisputably deserved. The restaurant serves classic French cuisine with a contemporary, creative twist. Chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman take pride in selecting the best of the best ingredients, and often use local products. Guestronomy lets you discover the stories behind some of these beloved artisanal products, and the symbiotic relationship between the producers and the two chefs which enables the development of special 'Ciel Bleu' products and signature flavour combinations. This book also features 60 essential seasonal recipes, a look behind the scenes, and a meet and greet with some of the familiar faces that make the difference between gastronomy and guestronomy.
The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restauranteurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than 100 sumptuous images include thirty full-color photographs that transport readers to dining rooms and food stands across the city. Throughout, a roster of writers, scholars, and industry experts pays tribute to an expansive--and still expanding--food history that not only helped build Chicago but fed a growing nation. Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food.
Venice is a city without parallel. This essential companion will enrich anyone's experience of the magical city of lagoons. The Cafe Life series takes you to its third Italian city-La Serenissima (the Most Serene Republic)--with Cafe Life Venice. Like predecessors Cafe Life Rome and Cafe Life Florence, it explores a select group of family-run establishments. However, because Venice moves to the stroke of its very own gondola paddle (voga), you'll be drinking less coffee, eating less gelato--and sipping more wine. This may be good news to some of you. The Venetians do love their wine, and you'll see them loving it at almost any time of day in one of the city's many bacari. The bacaro is a cross between a Cafe and a wine bar, where you'll find locals knocking back an ombra (Venetian for glass of wine) and eating cichetti (tapas-like snacks) as they stand at the bar.
As a genuine foodie, listomaniac Luc Hoornaert knows the culinary side of the City of Lights like the back of his hand. Together with photographer Kris Vlegels, he presents the greatest spots for tasting the best of the French and international kitchens that Paris has to offer. The locations continue to amaze. In spite of being multi-faceted, all the spots have several things in common: authenticity, devotion, genuine top ingredients and a no-nonsense approach. The fourth book in the series, the 'Must Eat' element of a restaurant is the central point: from food stalls to small cafes and trendy top restaurants.
A tour of the city's best dessert-makers, complete with recipes. The Big Apple is a city of sweets. Think about all the classic desserts that were made famous here: cheesecake, black-and-white cookies, the Broadway milkshake. Visitors from around the world make pilgrimages to bastions of butter and flour such as Magnolia, Ferrara, and City Bakery. And today there is a renaissance of young sugar-minded artisans who are crafting exquisite confections with fair-trade chocolate, organic gelato, and sea-salt caramel--many coming out of Brooklyn, and selling from street trucks. Paging through New York Sweets is like walking through a candy shop, where the design and packaging is often as beautiful as the desserts themselves. The book also functions as an inspired gastronomic tour guide--one skewed toward plenty of breaks for sweets. Each chapter walks through a different neighborhood, giving a sense of the melting pot of flavors that can be found only in New York--from apple strudel and baklava to turron and zabaglione. The recipes reveal the secret techniques behind such delights as Cherry Brownies (Baked), Crack Pie (Milk Bar), Icebox Pie (Billy's), Macarons (Payard), and Cr me Br l e Doughnuts (Doughnut Plant). As in other realms of culture, so many trends start in New York. This book gives the scoop on all the treats that everyone is buzzing about.
Food, cooking and restaurants reflect the down-home spirit of Nashville, the people who live there, and their many cultures and cuisines. Culinary traditions here are firm, but there is a dynamic food/dining evolution taking place--from homey mom and pop cafes to chic new eateries. The New Nashville Chef's Table features recipes for the home cook from the city's most celebrated eateries alongside beautiful photography.
Restaurant guides exist in different shapes and sizes, but this is the first guide that focuses on the "must eat" of a restaurant. Where do you go when you want the best pizza Margarita of New York? Who serves the best sizzling burger? Which chef is the Ceasar's salad specialist of The Big Apple? Where do you eat a delicious pastrami...? Must Eat NYC offers an exciting selection of restaurants, picked because of their specialty. Including the well-known, classic places to eat as well as a refreshing and impressive selection of hidden gems, this guide will open new worlds of taste for the tourist - and for the New Yorker. It will aid the discovery of a truly gastronomical city within the city; a foodie's heaven. Must East NYC also allows you to get to know the chef behind each dish and documents his love for the produce. The book is illustrated with beautiful photographs by Kris Vlegels.
Dublin has had a long association with its pubs. The city grew rapidly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, becoming a major port for trade around the world, and the city boasted a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses and public houses. An important part of the city's prosperity was also the Guinness brewery, founded in Dublin in 1759 and becoming a major employer. Many drinking establishments have survived from these days and have stories to tell, often involving historical figures or even fictional characters. In Dublin Pubs, author Pat Dargan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through some of Dublin's most interesting, oldest or most famous watering holes. Many of the pubs have retained features and traditions of previous ages, and some are regarded as architectural gems. Pat reveals the variety of Dublin's pubs today and tells of the many characters that have frequented or run the public houses over the years, for which Dublin is justly renowned.
From the people who have been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Bars To Blow Your Mind handpicks the world's most extraordinary drinking holes, from caverns and island party havens to a bar nestled in an ancient tree trunk. This pocket-sized gift book showcases 50 of the world's best bars and is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the best places in the world for a drink. Whether they boast a jaw-dropping location, world-class artisan cocktails or effortless cool, these bars are among the best places on the planet to enjoy a drink or two. How have we whittled down this list? Some bars have earned their spot by playing up their obvious assets, whether it's an interesting urban location or a stunning natural setting. Others are champions of the basics, be they cocktails or single liquors, while still others do something dramatically unusual or fun; some are so quirky it's impossible not to marvel over a custom-made cocktail. But perhaps the secret sauce in all this is genuine desire to delight each person who walks through the door. It's a love of hospitality and an enthusiasm for the precious drop. Whether you're a fan of barefoot, surfside imbibing or you prefer sophisticated cocktails in stylish surrounds, it's time to plan your list. Cheers, salut, bottoms up. See you at the bar. Wow factor // Beautiful bars Al Sarab // Dubai The Island Bar // Sydney Northern Lights // Reykjavik Ozone // Hong Kong Sky Bar // Bangkok Water & Wind Bar // Binh Duong White Rabbit // Moscow Mixology // Cocktail bars Academia da Cachaca // Rio De Janeiro Attaboy // New York City Gen Yamamoto // Tokyo Lidkoeb // Copenhagen Monkey Bar // Berlin Smuggler's Cove // San Francisco Sum Yi Tai // Singapore Tales & Spirits // Amsterdam Yuan Oyster & Cocktail Bar // Shanghai A'brewin' // Craft beer bars Delirium Cafe // Brussels Magnolia Brewing Company // San Francisco Petritegi Tolare Sagardotegia // San Sebastian T-Anker // Prague Torst // New York City Shh! // Hidden bars Area 51 Top Secret Party Facility // Boracay Aux Deux Amis // Paris Cafe Madrigal // Havana El Quim de la Boqueria // Barcelona Gallow Green // New York City The Harrison Speakeasy // Buenos Aires The Jerry Thomas Project // Rome Rhythm // Music & party bars 360Istanbul // Istanbul Bluefrog // Mumbai Linda's Tavern // Seattle Opera Club // Warsaw Tooting Tram & Social // London Whimsy // Quirky bars Baobab Tree Bar // Limpopo Bounce Ping Pong // London Le Comptoir General // Paris Icebar // Jukkasjarvi Joben Bistro // Cluj-Napoca Museum HR Giger Bar // Gruyeres The Storm Crow Tavern // Vancouver About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Travel the world from the comfort of your own living room! From the people who have been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's World's Best Drinks is your passport to the planet's best tipples and soft drinks. Quench your thirst with over 60 recipes including cocktails, delicate tea brews and zingy aperitifs. For each of the authentic recipes in this book, an 'Origins' section details how the drink came into being in the culture that created it, alongside tasting notes of how best to sample it for the authentic experience, whether in an upscale New York cocktail bar, a fireside lounge or a Chinese teahouse. Each recipe includes ingredients and easy instructions so you can make it at home - as well as a photo to show you how it should look when you're finished. Perfect for any budding barista or bartender, this book has everything you need to blow your friends away at your next drinks party. BEER Michelada - Mexico CIDER Mulled cider - United Kingdom WINE Glogi - Finland Kalimotxo - Spain Mimosa - France Sangria - Spain Terremoto - Chile GIN Martini - USA Negroni - Italy Pimm's - United Kingdom Singapore Sling - Singapore Sloe gin - United Kingdom Tom Collins - USA VODKA Bloody Mary - France Caesar - Canada Cade Codder - USA Cosmopolitan - USA Espresso Martini - United Kingdom Siam Sunray - Thailand RUM Daiquiri - Cuba Dark and Stormy - Bermuda Eggnog - United Kingdom Hibiscus ginger punch - Jamaica Mai tai - California & Polynesia Mojito - Cuba & the Cuban diaspora Pina colada - Puerto Rico Tasmanian bushwalkers' rum hot chocolate - Australia WHISKY Caribou - Canada Irish coffee - Ireland Manhattan - Ireland Mint julep - USA Sazerac - USA TEQUILA Margarita - Mexico Paloma - Mexico Sangrita - Mexico AT THE BACK OF THE SPIRIT CABINET Canelazo - The Andes Caipirinha - Brazil Garibaldi - Italy Kvas - Russia Macua - Nicaragua Pisco sour - Peru & Chile Tongba - Nepal & India NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS Agua de coco - Brazil American milkshake - USA Anijsmelk - The Netherlands Ayran - Turkey Bandung - Malaysia & Singapore Bubble tea - Taiwan Cardamom tea - East Africa Chai - India Cocoa tea - St Lucia Coffee - Worldwide Egg cream - USA Espresso soda - USA Horchata - Mexico Malted milkshake - USA Mango lassi - India Mint tea - Morocco Oliang - Thailand Root beer float -USA Shirley Temple - USA Banana smoothie - Worldwide Tea - China Teh tarik - Malaysia & Indonesia Yuan yang - Hong Kong About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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