Welsh Rarebits

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: Y Lolfa

ISBN: 1847716407

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 6775


An anthology containing the essence of Welsh humour in all its wildness and eccentricity. A collection of acerbic putdowns, daft definitions, controversial insights, gaffes, prejudices, hoary old gags and some quirky philosophical reflections. Quotes from the usual suspects are here, such as Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton, and some contemporary ones from people who cut to the chase.

A Life Shaped by Cakes

Author: Louise Johncox

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447262719

Category: Cooking

Page: 189

View: 3786


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 in the bakehouse and eat whatever was fresh from the oven - a hot bread roll or a fluffy piece of sponge - and when her father 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. A Life Shaped by Cakes shares family stories unravelled by Louise's baking sessions with her father. Weaving in childhood memories of the family tea shop, Peter's, with older events from her parents' youth and a few of her father's delicious recipes, this nostalgic memoir describes a life shaped by cakes. More recipes are shared in Louise Johncox's cookbook The Baker's Daughter: Timeless Recipes from Four Generations of Bakers.

Dancing on the Edge

Author: Stephen Poliakoff

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408185598

Category: Drama

Page: 479

View: 6175


Dancing On The Edge is a five-part explosive new drama series for BBC2 set in the early 1930s following a black jazz band in London during times of extraordinary change.

The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1908968583

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 5020


Joseph Grimaldi (1778 - 1837), one of the greatest English clowns and pantomimes of all time, was born in London to an Italian ballet-master and a dancer in the theatre's corps-de-ballet. The death of Grimaldi's father when he was nine plunged the family into debt. He was introduced to the stage at the age of two and began performing at the Sadler's Wells theatre at the age of three. Grimaldi's fame as a pantomime clown was unequalled and he is credited as an innovator. He introduced the tradition of audience participation, of poking fun at spectators, and presented to the world in his performance as Joey, the modern clown as a central character. He was the original 'Clown Joey', the term 'Joey' being used to describe clowns since his day. Of his own name he punned 'I am grim all day - but I make you laugh at night!' Yet he died a poor and physically crippled man. A memorial service is held every year in Hackney on the first Sunday joined by hundreds of clowns from all over the world and followed by a show for children. In 1837 Charles Dickens, then twenty-five years old, was asked to 'tidy up' Grimaldi's autobiography. He ended up re-writing most of it and the result is a work comparable to Dickens's famous early successes, Sketches of Boz and The Pickwick Papers, both of which had appeared the year before.

HC 337 - International Representation and Promotion of Wales by UK Bodies

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Welsh Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215078314

Category: Export marketing

Page: 50

View: 8793


This report calls on VisitBritain and Visit Wales to jointly develop, by February 2015, a coherent strategy for promoting Wales as a first choice destination for international visitors to the UK. While the current number of international tourists to Wales remains below pre-2006 levels, there is substantial potential for growth in Wales' tourism market. Wales has some of the most spectacular landscape in Britain and Europe, a unique culture, language and history, dynamic cities, and offers a range of activities and a high quality of life. Wales' potential as a tourist destination is being undersold and there is concern that Wales still has a low profile overseas compared to other parts of the UK The tourism bodies Wales need to grasp this opportunity and maximise Wales' potential as a destination. UKTI should be mandated to begin to address the great disparities in wealth and investment across the UK, and the Committee calls for a dedicated Welsh trade promotion agency, to drive inward investment into Wales. Wales has masses of unfulfilled potential for increasing tourism. The responsible agencies in Cardiff and London and the respective Ministers need to work together more to maximise opportunities

The Rough Guide to Travel Online

Author: Samantha Cook,Greg Ward

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843533283

Category: Reference

Page: 360

View: 1375


The Rough Guide to Travel Online shows you how to make the Web work for you as you plan, book and enjoy your next trip - anywhere in the world. In plain English it explains how to use the web to research a destination or interest, find cheap tickets for flights, buy you holiday online with complete security, choose a hotel, find out about visa and vaccinations and even how to stay in touch when you''re out on the road. Drawing on Rough Guides'' unrivalled expertise in travel, this book will help you find the perfect short break or the holiday of a lifetime - whatever your budget.

The National Cook Book

Author: Marion Harland,Christine Herrick

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429011203

Category: Cooking

Page: 564

View: 7787


Marion Harland and Christine Herrick's The National Cook Book collects Americanized versions of international recipes. The authors aim to provide home cooks with elegant recipes that are easily reproduced by home cooks.

Table Talk

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 1992


The Rough Guide to Wales

Author: Mike Parker,Paul Whitfield

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531203

Category: Travel

Page: 585

View: 6653


This guide covers everything, from Wales' pumping nightlife and rural cosmopolitanism to its crags and castles. Critical reviews are given on accommodation and restaurants suiting all pockets, from budget to luxury. There are detailed descriptions of numerous walks, from gentle lakeside strolls to serious mountain scrambles, and water sports, including surfing and the locally pioneered sport of coasteering.

New British Classics

Author: Gary Rhodes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142032

Category: Cooking

Page: 408

View: 8056


The indomitable Gary Rhodes is back with his most ambitious collection of recipes yet. Famed for his mouth-watering variations on traditional British favourites, Gary sets out on a quest to modernise and enhance many classic dishes, updating them for the new millennium with a host of new and exciting ideas. Recipes will include dazzling new versions of such favourites as Steak and Kidney Pie, Prawn Cocktail and Cauliflower Cheese, as well as new dishes which take their inspiration from the best traditions of British food, such as Roast Parsnip Soup glazed with Parmesan and Chive Cream, Seared Cured Salmon Cutlets with Leeks, Bacon and a Cider Vinegar Dressing and Chicken Fillet Steaks with Chestnut Mushrooms, Sage and Lemon Sauce. As ever, Gary lives up to his reputation for creating delectable cakes and desserts with sensational ideas such as Chocolate Treacle Sandwich, Cranberry and Walnut Tart and Iced Vanilla Parfait with Nutmeg Clotted Cream and Caramelised Apples. In a series of special features spread through the book, Gary looks at the social and culinary traditions that have shaped British food. Features include such institutions as: The Great British Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Christmas.