€16.50The Undercurrents: A Story of Berlin is a dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism told from a precise vantage point: a stately nineteenth-century house on Berlin's Landwehr Canal, a site at the center of great historical changes, but also smaller domestic ones. When her marriage breaks down, Kirsty Bell - a British-American writer, in her mid-forties, adrift - becomes fixated on the history of her building and of her adoptive city. Taking the view from her apartment window as her starting point, she turns to the lives of the house's various inhabitants, to accounts penned by Walter Benjamin, Rosa Luxemburg, and Gabriele Tergit, and to the female protagonists in the works of Theodor Fontane, Irmgard Keun and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
€28.50Ottolenghify every meal. Flexible, flavour-packed dishes that all lend a little something 'extra' to your next meal. It's harissa butter on a roasted mushroom, then tossed with steamed veg or stuffed into a baked potato.
From the bestselling author of Dumplings and Noodles, Bowls & Broths is a super-fresh collection of broth-based recipes that will teach you how to season, layer and create versatile and exciting dishes from scratch. Pippa Middlehurst (aka @Pippy Eats) tells the story of building a bowl from the bottom up – with seasoning and sauce, crunchy bits and fresh herbs, aromatics and toppings – and offers accessible recipes that use these building blocks to maximize the power of ingredients, texture, and flavor.
Packed with mouth-watering recipes to make again and again, and chapters on dumplings, noodles, hotpots, rice, and even sweets things. All are perfect to try at home for a weekend feast and for quick and easy weeknight dinners there's handy batch cooking and freezer tips.
With beautiful photography and useful step-by-step explanations, this book is a must-have for beginners interested in the basics or more experienced cooks curious about techniques and flavor combinations. Whether you fancy Ramen with Hand-Pulled Noodles or Miso Chicken Claypot Rice, Pippa's vibrant recipes are sure to satisfy every craving.
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More than 120 whole-food, vegetarian recipes for quick weeknight meals full of flavor, spice, color, and nutrition from the new york times bestselling author of super natural cooking.
If you're looking for approachable ways to work more vegetables and whole foods onto your plate, this book is for you. In this artfully photographed collection, James Beard Award-winning author and beloved blogger Heidi Swanson presents recipes with short ingredients lists, make-ahead techniques, and clever methods to create high-impact meals. Dishes like French Onion Breakfast Strata, Blistered Cherry Tomato Soba, Crunchy Peanut and Saffron Citrus Salad, Ravioli in Toasted Almond Broth, and Jasmine Tea Sparkler are easy to prepare and beautiful on the table.
The magic (and benefits!) of cooking with nutrient-dense plants, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other natural foods are real. Spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, and chiles are shown to have health-protecting qualities while herbs contribute powerful phytonutrients to prevent disease and keep our bodies working properly. Staying connected to what you eat is one of the most impactful ways to support your health and well-being.
The bestselling authors of Urban Jungle delve into the many ways that nurturing plants helps nurture the soul.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Recipes to match every mood, situation, and vibe from the James Beard Award–winning author of Where Cooking Begins
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2022
In her spare, stark style, Annie Ernaux documents the desires and indignities of a human heart ensnared in an all-consuming passion. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, she attempts to plot the emotional and physical course of her two-year relationship with a married man where every word, event, and person either provides a connection with her beloved or is subject to her cold indifference. With courage and exactitude, Ernaux seeks the truth behind an existence lived, for a time, entirely for someone else.
Born in 1940, Annie Ernaux grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and later taught at secondary school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d’Enseignement par Correspondance. In 2017, Annie Ernaux was awarded the Marguerite Yourcenar Prize for her life’s work. In 2022, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Tanya Leslie was the first translator of Annie Ernaux into English and translated a number of her works, including A Woman’s Story (1991), A Man’s Place (1992), Simple Passion (1993), Shame (1998), I Remain in Darkness (1999) and Happening (2001).View full product details
Sold OutLearn to cook authentic Japanese food from scratch at home, with step by step recipes for the traditional classics like ramen noodles, broth, sushi rice or homemade tofu as well as recipes for more contemporary fusion dishes. Maori Murota takes you to the heart of today's Japanese family home cooking, sharing the recipes she learned while she watched her own mother and grandmother cook. Here are 100 recipes - eggplant spaghetti, pepper and miso sauce, donburi, baked sweet potato, soba salad, roast chicken with lemongrass, onigiri, hot dog, Japanese curry, steamed nut cake - many of which are vegan friendly and plant-based, to take you to the heart of Japanese home cooking.
Felix Rank (b.1987) is a graphic designer and artist, living and working in Berlin. He is one of the three founders of Bouche, where he is responsible for conveying the company’s vibe in simple, colourful shapes.
Felix Rank current work deals with the incomprehensibility of interpersonal relationships. Relationships are vastly intertwined, fragile, and awkward and their inherent changeability goes hand in hand with the desire for stability and permanence. For him, bookends and flowers reflect these ambivalent connections: in books, we collect ideas that we want to keep and preserve. Bookends stabilise these fixed systems. Even flowers are supposed to collect and preserve: in them, we freeze our moments. And we collect and preserve flowers ourselves as we classify them and assign them to both botanical data and social codes. However, flowers die. The changeability of their organic forms in constant movement refers to intangible, indeterminable processes. Mundane everyday objects such as flowers and bookends illustrate the attempt to capture the transformation that characterises relationships.
a colouring book published on the occasion of FLOWERS, an
exhibition of ceramics by Felix Rank, held at Apartamento Berlin
in collaboration with Bouche.
Published by Apartamento Publishing S.L.
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One of the fastest-growing dietary movements now has its first comprehensive guide to enjoying hundreds of naturally gluten-free recipes from around the world
This ground-breaking book proves that eating gluten-free should never limit you to taste or culinary curiosity. With 350 naturally gluten-free recipes drawing from the broadest range of international food cultures, The Gluten-Free Cookbook brings home healthy cooking to an audience that is growing exponentially every day. This gorgeous book spotlights everyday dishes from more than 80 countries – showcasing the diversity of recipes that are deliciously gluten-free by design, rather than being reliant on ingredient substitutions.
From breakfast to dinner and dessert (and everything in between), these are easy-to-use recipes for any time of day, making this an essential resource and a must-have reference. Gluten-free food has millions of fans and followers, with that number continuing to grow exponentially with our increased awareness of its health and dietary benefits and advantages. Expand your culinary repertoire, whether you are on a gluten-free diet or are simply looking to experiment with gluten-free menu options, with hundreds of recipes from around the globe, including Stewed Fava Beans (Egypt), Summer Rolls (Vietnam), Pea & Ham Soup (UK), Shrimp & Grits (US), Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (Argentina), Bibimbap (Korea), Pavlova (Australia), and Vanilla Flan (Mexico).Specifications:
100+ fresh, plant-based, umami-packed recipes that show the range of traditional and modern Chinese vegan cuisine from the creator of The Plant-Based Wok.
When Hannah Che decided to become a vegan, she worried that it would separate her from the traditions and food that her Chinese family celebrated. But that was before she learned about zhai cai, the plant-based Chinese cuisine that emphasizes umami-rich ingredients and can be traced back centuries to Buddhist temple kitchens.
In The Vegan Chinese Kitchen, through gorgeous photography, stories, and recipes, Hannah Che shows us the magic of this highly developed and creative tradition in which nearly every dish in the Chinese repertoire can be replicated in a meatless way, such as Blistered Dry-Fried String Beans or Sweet and Sour Tofu. You’ll also find recipes that are naturally plant-based and as irresistible as they are nourishing, such as flaky scallion pancakes, corn stir-fried with peppers and pine nuts, or pea shoots braised in a velvety mushroom broth made with sesame-oil roux.
This book will delight vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike, inviting you to explore a whole world of flavors and ingredients.
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€32.50Just like many pandemic-driven Americans, Europeans are turning on their ovens and rediscovering their roots through baking. This collection of nearly one hundred recipes is presented with elegant yet friendly flair by Laurel Kratochvila, an American-born, boulangerie-trained baker with her own Jewish bakery and bagel shop in Berlin. Each chapter is dedicated to a certain kind of baked product-breads, brioches and enriched doughs, viennoiseries and laminated pastries, tartes and biscuits-and includes foundational recipes and time-honored techniques for dough-shaping, fermentation, seasoning, and fillings.
The Baja California Cookbook
A joyful exploration of the cuisine of Baja California–hailed as Mexico’s Napa Valley–with 60 recipes celebrating the laidback lifestyle found right across the border.
€22.00CBD & Chill is a gateway book for the CBD curious or for those CBD fans who are looking to find new ways to incorporate CBD into their daily wellness regime. It includes 75 recipes for optimal wellness, along with a robust but accessible primer on CBD, from the science to common questions and misconceptions to a dosing guide. There are recipes for everything from face treatments and bath soaks to dog treats, snacks, coffee, and cocktails. View full product details
€16.90Kink is a dynamic anthology of literary fiction that opens an imaginative door into the world of desire. The stories within this collection portray love, desire, BDSM, and sexual kinks in all their glory with a bold new vision. The collection includes works by renowned fiction writers such as Callum Angus, Alexander Chee, Vanessa Clark, Melissa Febos, Kim Fu, Roxane Gay, Cara Hoffman, Zeyn Joukhadar, Chris Kraus, Carmen Maria Machado, Peter Mountford, Larissa Pham, and Brandon Taylor, with Garth Greenwell and R.O. Kwon as editors. View full product details
The annual Apartamento cookbook is back in its seventh edition, and this time we’re staying up with you into the small hours of the night. Whether you’re coming home late after a long shift, stumbling through the door off the back of an indulgent evening out, or simply feeling peckish post-dinner, we’re here to lead the way as you rummage bleary-eyed through the kitchen cupboard, with 16 recipes by chefs and food-lovers around the world.
From sleep-inducing mackerel salad to hangover-preventing onion soup, the meditative preparation of Nigerian alkaki or a quick fix of refried Georgian khinkali, simple aioli to feed your munchies and syrupy waffles for your sweet tooth, as well as your choice of two salty sandwiches from Italy and the Basque Country, whatever’s keeping you up, we’ve got the recipe for it. So, for all you night owls out there, we proudly present Apartamento Cookbook #7: Late-Night Meals, our trusty guide for nocturnal nourishment. Bon appétit and sweet dreams.
Apartamento Cookbook #7: Late-Night Meals
Drawings by Benoît François
Featuring: Andoni Luis Aduriz, Chiara Strobl, Ellie Bouhadana, Fadi Kattan, Ignasi Monreal, John Javier, John Wurdeman, Jon Gray, Masahide Ikuta, Niki Nakazawa, Palinurobar, Palisa Anderson, Pía León, Sam Chermayeff, Sarah Ben Romdane, and Yemisi Aribisala
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A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and one of our greatest living writers (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.
Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It's been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she's almost a new person now--an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it's time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn't ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career. She's even started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance by the dangerous thrill Feyi feels every time she locks eyes with the one person in the house who is most definitely off-limits. This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there's the biggest question of all--how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love?
Akwaeke Emezi's vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds.View full product details
A memoir on love, lust and attachment: one woman’s remarkable and candid account of transforming a difficult and uncomfortable love triangle into an honest polyamorous relationship.
Lucy Fry’s story opens with the heady and impassioned affair she embarked on during her wife’s pregnancy. It is a relationship that appears to be unstoppable, perhaps even addictive, despite guilt and self questioning.
With intense and unflinching honesty, she takes us on a compelling journey from childhood trauma and addiction to sobriety, from infidelity to ethical non-monogamy, and—perhaps most intensely of all—from her fear of parenthood to her exquisite joy at having a son.
L and B’s love for their new baby, ‘The Boy’, changes the dynamic once again. They fumble through early parenthood, in a way that many will recognise, while at the same time trying to fathom and fashion a unique journey of their own.
€13.90A unique love story and a classic work of philosophy, rooted in the mysterious workings of the human heart and mind. With an introduction by Sheila Heti.
A contemporary of Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, June Jordan's spectacular poetry remains profoundly politically potent, lyrically inventive and breathtakingly romantic. First published in 1994, Haruko/ Love Poems is a vitally important modern classic.
June Jordan was born in Harlem in 1936. Poet, activist, teacher and essayist, she was a prolific, passionate and influential voice for liberation. She published 28 books of poetry, essays, and fiction, was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms., Essence, the American Poetry Review, The Nation and many other periodicals. June Jordan died in 2002.
Laughter shakes us out of our deadness. An outburst of spontaneous laughter is an eruption from the unconscious that, like political resistance, poetry, or self-revelation, expresses a provocative, impish drive to burst free from external constraints. Taking laughter’s revelatory capacity as a starting point, and rooted in Nuar Alsadir’s experience as a poet and psychoanalyst, Animal Joy seeks to recover the sensation of feeling alive and embodied.
Writing in a poetic, associative style, blending the personal with the theoretical, Alsadir ranges from her experience in clown school, Anna Karenina’s morphine addiction, Freud’s unfreudian behaviours, marriage brokers and war brokers to ‘Not Jokes’, Abu Ghraib, Fanon’s negrophobia, smut, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, laugh tracks, the problem with adjectives, to how poetry can wake us up. At the centre of the book, though, is the author’s relationship with her daughters, who erupt into the text like sudden, unexpected laughter. These interventions – frank, tender, and always a challenge to the writer and her thinking – are like tiny revolutions, pointedly showing the dangers of being severed from our True Self and hinting at ways we might be called back to it. A bold and insatiably curious prose debut, Animal Joy is an ode to spontaneity and feeling alive.
This book might just change your life' Sunday Times
'Wise, wonderful, moving and brilliant... will leave your heart in a much better place' Stylist**
After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it?
In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers:
Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly
Dolly Alderton on vulnerability
Stephen Grosz on accepting change
Candice Carty-Williams on friendship
Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss
Diana Evans on parenthood
Emily Nagoski on the science of sex
Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone
Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations
Roxane Gay on redefining romance
and many more...
'A gorgeous, richly layered book about all forms of love. You can pick it up and turn to any page - literally any - and find a gem to soothe and fortify your soul' Pandora Sykes, Sunday Times bestselling author of 'How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?'
'Hopeful and uplifting... this deep dive into the human heart will expand and enrich your perspective on love' *Evening Standard
'*I underlined passages on almost every page of this wide-ranging, tender-hearted book' The Times, Books of the Year
*'*Uplifting... You'll laugh, cry and recommend it to your friends' Refinery29
'Wonderful' Julia Samuel, bestselling author of GRIEF WORKS and THIS TOO SHALL PASS
*'*This eclectic and heartwarming collection explores love in all its forms, from romantic and parental love to friendship and loss'Observer
*'*Conversations on Love made me laugh, shed tears, think deeply. I want every person I love to read this book' Dr Kathryn Mannix, Sunday Times bestselling author of WITH THE END IN MINDView full product details
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All About Love: New Visions is a book by Bell Hooks published in 2000 that discusses aspects of love in modern society. Hooks combines personal anecdotes as well as psychological and philosophical ideas to develop and strengthen her argument. She focuses on romantic love and believes that in American culture men have been socialized to mistrust the value and power of love while women have been socialized to be loving in most situations – even when their need to receive love goes unmet.
Each chapter discusses an aspect of love. First, she explains her position and introduces an external work that is primarily about that aspect of love. Then she provides suggestions on how to reverse our cultural training and become more open to giving and receiving love. These aspects are affection, respect, recognition, commitment, trust, care, and open and honest communication - rather than the customary forms stemming from gender stereotypes, domination, control, ego, and aggression.View full product details