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Bar Cart Style
Serve drinks at home in style and bring the party to your guests from one of 12 beautifully themed and stylishly stocked bar carts.
Bar carts are making a big comeback, with an upsurge in those of us taking pride in entertaining at home. Originally the epitome of domestic style and taste in the 50s and 60s, retro TV series like Mad Men have left people aching for the glamor of a bygone era, and something unusual for the home. And mobile furniture on the whole is proving popular too: if you’re not a fan of the retro style, you might also be taken by the adaptability of some styles of cart as a vital bit of extra storage in a small living space.
Gaze upon luxurious marble and smoked glass carts that hark back to the Art Deco era and the golden age of cocktails; edgy tubular metal trolleys that scream 80s utility style; chic Scandinavian stained wood for poolside parties; mid-century walnut-veneer and brass straight out of Don Draper's office, and even folding 1960s aluminium tea lady trolleys can make quite the statement. With shelves to store bottles and glassware and a top the height for mixing drinks, each style of cart lends itself to a carefully curated display of stock. Choose your bottles of spirits, glassware, shakers, stirrers, and other cocktail kit from the wide range now on offer and create not just a practical serving station but a super-stylish addition to any interior.
About the Author
Working with the very best authors, photographers and stylists, RPS and CICO Books produce outstandingly beautiful books on homes & gardens, food & drink, children's activities, weddings, pregnancy & babies, craft, health and mind, body and soul, and elegant stationery and gifts.
We aim to capture, in words and pictures, those elements of life that give the greatest pleasure: sharing the perfect meal with friends, baking a batch of cookies with your children on a lazy Saturday and a home that makes you happy every time you open the front door.
Product Dimensions (cm): 17 x 21 x 1.8
Boxed-product Weight (kg): 0.4
Discover the new, easy way to enjoy balanced vegetarian and vegan meals with Buddha Bowls.
Just follow the very simple formula- Grain + Green + Protein (+ Zen!) for meals that are tasty, nourishing and easy to make. All recipes are vegetarian or vegan, and vegan swaps are provided throughout. Simple meals are created with inexpensive ingredients that you can easily find in your local supermarket. These recipes are designed to feed one, for easy week-night solo cooking, but can easily be doubled-up to feed a crowd.
Tempting dishes take you through the day from Chia Pudding and Huevos Rancheros for breakfast, to Sweet Potato Falafel and Roasted Cauliflower and Chipotle for dinner. Protein-rich Recovery Bowls will get your strength back after a workout (or a few too many at the pub), and there are also healthy dishes inspired by your favourite take-away flavours as well as Dinner Party Bowls to share with friends.
Learn how to build a perfectly balanced bowl and customize it with a host of fresh ingredients, dressings, toppings and sauces. Plant-based eating has never been so simple.
Author: Hannah Pemberton
New Feast | Middle Eastern Vegetarian
The Middle East – from North Africa and Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to Iran and the Arabian Peninsula – has long had a vibrant tradition of home-style vegetarian cuisine – from their abundant fresh salads, dips and breads to a diverse collection of delicious and hearty main meals.
Based on the freshest ingredients and cooked from the heart, Greg and Lucy Malouf’s recipes are designed for sharing and enjoying in company. Their approach to vegetarian food comes from their love of traditional Middle Eastern flavour combinations and the importance of colour and texture.
The recipes are new interpretations of Middle Eastern Food, inspired by the spirit of generosity and sharing that characterises the region. Think Glazed apple-raisin fritters, zucchini blossom and preserved lemon risotto with ricotta and parmesan or Griddled broccolini with almonds and harissa butter.
- Full of stunning photography of food and scenery, New Feast offers a rich and diverse compendium of recipes in a beautiful, cloth-bound package.
- 272 pages
23.81 x 3.18 x 29.21 cm
The Modern Gentleman
The book is targeted to aspiring bon vivants, modern metrosexuals, millennials, and hipsters eager to become the new gentleman. Content not only includes quick guides to great drinks, foods, and cigars, but also makes the case for why every real gentleman needs a great flask, a classic pen, and a watch that may not be “smart” but will make you look and feel like 007.
Features short essays on each subject, with classic illustrations accompanying each, all in a handsome package that will evoke thoughts of a trusted old leather-bound book.
- 144 pages
About the Authors:
John McCarthy is a 25-year publishing veteran who last served as Senior Managing Editor and spirits and cocktail pundit at Men’s Health magazine. Since his departure in 2016, McCarthy travels the world in search of fine wine and spirits, amazing adventures, and incredible stories for Roads & Kingdoms, Forbes, Men’s Health, Maxim, JW Marriott magazine, Bourbon+, and Gear Patrol. When home, McCarthy resides in Queens, NY.
Stephen Alexander Davis is an illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, he got his artistic start by drawing fake Pokémon cards for his friends. Ever since he can remember he has always been interested in narrative illustration, and after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design he made a career of igniting the imagination through visual storytelling. Stephen enjoys gardening and playing with his dog Bruno.
13.46 x 1.52 x 18.03 cm
Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration- an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE is no different, with 130 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.
Bursting with colourful photography, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you're ready.
These brilliant, flavour-forward dishes are all SIMPLE in at least one (but very often more than one) way-
S - short on time- less than 30 minutes
I - 10 ingredients or less
M - make ahead
P - pantry
L - lazy
E - easier than you think
Ottolenghi SIMPLE is the stunning new cookbook we have all been wishing for- Yotam Ottolenghi's vibrant food made easy.
Dimensions : 20.4 x 3 x 27.7 cm
Falastin: A Cookbook
FALASTIN is a love letter to Palestine. An evocative collection of over 110 unforgettable recipes and stories from the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi- The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE.Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and the West Bank, Sami and Tara invite you to experience and enjoy unparalleled access to Sami's homeland.
With stunning food and travel photography plus stories from unheard Palestinian voices, this innovative cookbook will transport you to this rich land.So get ready to laden your table with the most delicious of foods - from abundant salads, soups and wholesome grains to fluffy breads, easy one-pot dishes and perfumed sweet treats - here are simple feasts to be shared and everyday meals to be enjoyed. These are stunning Palestinian-inspired dishes that you will want to cook, eat, fall in love with and make your own.
Dimensions : 20.3 x 20.3 x 27.8 cm
Entertaining Chic! Modern French Recipes and Table Settings for All Occasions
Having played host to high society from Paris to New York and learned the art of cooking and presentation from some of France's most celebrated chefs at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, Claudia Taittinger is a consummate entertainer and bon vivant – who can really cook. Elegance, refinement, and graciousness colour every detail of every delightful and delicious occasion.
Drawing on traditional rules of French savoir faire, Taittinger guides readers to hosting unforgettable events. Starting with the type of occasion – from sophisticated formal parties to holiday gatherings and intimate dinners – and using exquisite photography, she illustrates how to tailor the table and create the appropriate mood and ambiance. Each event is paired with mouth-watering recipes from a classic Eggplant Terrine and always-comforting Salmon Coulibiac to a delicious Duck Breast with Roasted Figs and Wild Mushrooms.
Taittinger deftly combines colours, finishes, textures, and floral arrangements to set the stage for the perfect occasion, while sharing time-honoured principles of social etiquette, making the grandeur of the Parisian lifestyle accessible for everyone and inspiring the reader to host dinner parties with incomparable French flair.
Dimensions : 21.13 x 2.9 x 27.43 cm
Author: Claudia Taittinger
Chyka Celebrate: Inspired Entertaining for Every Occasion
In Chyka Celebrate, Chyka Keebaugh celebrates occasions from around the world and shares tips, inspiration and suggestions for hosting the perfect themed event.
Covering occasions as diverse as Chinese New Year, Eid, Jewish New Year, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and Easter, Chyka shows readers how themed entertaining is done with minimum hassle and at low cost, independent of the location – all in her signature, accessible style.
Organised into thirteen chapters by event, each section provides creative suggestions for decoration, food and drinks, invitations and small gifts, and provides insights into the charming customs common at many of our holidays and festivals.
Beautifully photographed and illustrated, Chyka Celebrate is the perfect manual for themed entertaining in style throughout the year.
- 240 pages
- Chyka Keebaugh
A Field Guide To Whisky: An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level
A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. With the whisky market booming all over the world, now is a perfect time for a comprehensive guide to this popular brown spirit.
What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation? What are the current whisky trends around the world?
And who was Jack Daniel, anyway? This abundance of information is distilled(!) into 324 short entries covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider.
Boasting 230 color photographs and a beautiful package to boot, A Field Guide to Whisky will make a whisky expert out of anyone.
Author: Hans Offringa
Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book
Timed to coincide with the much anticipated Downton Abbey movie, this enticing collection of cocktails celebrates the characters, customs, and drinking way of life at Downton Abbey.
Cocktails were introduced in the drawing rooms of Downton Abbey in the 1920s, when US prohibition inspired the insurgence and popularity of American-style bars and bartenders in Britain. This well-curated selection of recipes is organized by the rooms in the Abbey in which the drinks were served and spans everyday sips to party drinks plus hangover helpers and more. In addition to classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch, and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific variations such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet, and The Chauffeur.
The recipes reflect drinks concocted and served upstairs and down, as well as libations from village fairs, cocktail parties, and restaurant menus typical of the time. Features 40+ color photographs, including drink images photographed on the set of Downton Abbey.
Author: Downtown Abbey
Smith and Daughters | A Cookbook
Many people believe veganism is a trend, that all vegan food tastes the same, boring, bland way and, above all, that it is uncreative, not filling and lacks flavour. Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse from celebrated restaurant Smith & Daughters don’t! In this their first cookbook Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to beVegan) they ignore convention in favour of plant-based innovation in the kitchen.
Across 7 chapters, including big plates, small plates, salads, sweets, dressings and drinks, Smith & Daughters offers 80+ delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist to recreate at home. From ‘chorizo’ and potato, Spanish ‘meatballs’ in a saffron almond sauce, chipotle cashew ‘cheese’, ‘tuna’ and green pea croquettes to warm Spanish doughnuts or spiced Mexican flan, the recipes give new inventive life to classics that will appeal to meat and vegetarian eaters alike.
Forget your preconceptions of vegan food. In Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) Shannon and Mo are here to challenge them all. Their aim is for people to experience delicious plant-based food the way it should be: big, bold, flavourful, noteworthy and celebration-worthy.
Authors: Shannon Martinez
Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family
"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." With these seven words, Michael Pollan—brother of Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan, and son of Corky—started a national conversation about how to eat for optimal health. Over a decade later, the idea of eating mostly plants has become ubiquitous.
But what does choosing "mostly plants" look like in real life? For the Pollans, it means eating more of the things that nourish us, and less of the things that don’t. It means cutting down on the amount of animal protein we consume, rather than eliminating it completely, and focusing on vegetables as the building blocks of our meals.
This approach to eating—also known as a flexitarian lifestyle—allows for flavor and pleasure as well as nutrition and sustainability. In Mostly Plants, readers will find inventive and unexpected ways to focus on cooking with vegetables—dishes such as Ratatouille Gratin with Chicken or Vegetarian Sausage; Crispy Kale and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs; Linguine with Spinach and Golden Garlic Breadcrumbs; and Roasted Tomato Soup with Gruyere Chickpea "Croutons".
- 287 pages
Five Ingredient Vegan
From the author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan showcases simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It's perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.
Katy Beskow is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you're not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local supermarket and with a list of larder essentials, plus helpful tips throughout, you'll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.
- 224 pages
- Over 100 recipes
- 19.4 x 2.7 x 25.5 cm
Simply Living Well
In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household--kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden--Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items.
Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products.
Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock.
- 288 pages
17.78 x 3.09 x 22.86 cm
Art Of The Bar Cart
From high-end magazines to design-inspiration websites to stores big and small, bar carts are a must have piece of furniture, and this book offers all the answers to the question – how can I get that look at home? The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar set-ups from tricked-out vintage carts to a collection of bottles tucked into a cabinet – themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions, and each styled cart has recipes to pair with it.
Readers can choose from the warm and inviting Whiskey Cart, the fun and fresh Punch Cart, the cozy and compact Tray Cart, or mix and match to suit any home and every style. With easy tips to recreate each look, as well as the perfect drinks to pair with each cart, this beautifully photographed guide is an inspiration to anyone looking to create a unique décor statement, and a drink to serve alongside.
About the Author
Vanessa Dina is a design director and a veteran party host. She's also the design mind behind The Meat Club Cookbook (2006). She lives in San Francisco.
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 19.1 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54