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Author(s) : Nele Braas, Eveline Hetty-Burkart

Publisher : Stackpole Books

This is the ultimate collection of crochet stitch inspiration! 440 stitches are presented in color, each with a sample swatch of the fabric and charted instructions with notes and detailed chart keys. Divided into ten chapters by the type of stitches, such as shells, waves and chevrons, openwork, cables and textures, and even borders and granny squares, this collection boasts a vast variety of stitches, well organized and presented in an easy-to-use fashion. You’ll reference this indispensable resource again and again!


Nele Braas studied graphic design and photography in college. After completing her studies she did editorial work in various photo editorial departments. Then, she worked as a freelance photographer in the field of architecture, interior, garden, and people for various lifestyle magazines. She learned to crochet and knit as a child and then stopped, before beginning again later in life. She finds the most fun in creating her own designs and making usable pieces.

Eveline Hetty-Burkart works as a freelance editor and author for magazine and book publishers. Her field of work encompasses a wide variety of handicraft techniques from the design through the creative implementation to the manual. Crochet is her favorite. She lives with her husband and son near Hamburg.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 22 * 28

Pages: 272

ISBN: 9780811738699



Author(s) :  Elena Paravantes, RDN

Publisher : DK

With 100 recipes and practical advice, this is the only guide you’ll need to get started on the authentic Mediterranean diet!

Introducing Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Beginners, a one-stop guide to the authentic and much-loved Mediterranean Diet, featuring a perfect balance of vegetables, grains, fruit, generous portions of olive oil, and occasional servings of meat and fish, making this Mediterranean diet book both healthy and delicious!

Want to adopt a healthy Mediterranean diet but don’t know where to begin?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Dive straight into this delicious diet book to discover:

-100 simple, tried-and-tested, healthy and delicious recipes made with fresh ingredients

-An easy-to-follow 14-day meal plan to get you started, with comprehensive shopping and food lists, and tips for creating your own menus

-Detailed guidance on how to shop for the right ingredients and how to cook the Mediterranean way

-Top tips for adopting a Mediterranean lifestyle that will improve your health and well-being.

Did you know that the Mediterranean diet is universally accepted as the healthiest diet on the planet? So what are you waiting for? Get started today! Featuring expert advice from Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elena Paravantes, this is the only guide you could ever need to get started on an awe-inspiring journey of Mediterranean cuisine.

A must-have volume for individuals who want to convert to this incredibly healthy and delicious Spanish diet, but don’t know where to start. Unlike other recipe books, this healthy cookbook contains recipes, meal plans, practical lifestyle tips, as well as cooking and shopping guidance, helping you to make the very most of all things Mediterranean and encourage healthy eating every day.

Fancy broadening your pallet this New Year but don’t know where to begin? Then this mouth-watering Mediterranean guide is calling your name!


Elena Paravantes, RDN is the creator of, one of the first and top online resources for the authentic Mediterranean diet. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist, writer, consultant, and lecturer with over 20 years of professional experience both in the United States and Greece. An award-winning expert on the Greek Mediterranean diet, her interviews and articles have appeared in publications and websites including U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, Fitness, Parade, Salon, Today’s Dietitian, Food & Nutrition, and NPR. She is the past food and nutrition editor of the Greek editions of Men’s Health and Prevention magazines. Elena is frequently invited to speak about issues related to the Mediterranean diet at international and national conferences, and has collaborated with a number of institutions including Yale University, Loyola University, The University of Missouri, Louisiana State University, American College of Greece, and American University of Madaba in Jordan.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 20 * 24

Pages: 192

ISBN: 978-1465497673



Author(s) : Joshua Weissman

Publisher : DK

A Weissman once said…

“…can we please stop with the barrage of 2.3 second meals that only need 1 ingredient? I get it…we’re busy. But let’s refocus on the fact that beautifully crafted burgers don’t grow on trees.”

Ironically this sounds a lot like he’s trying to convince you to cook, but he’s really not. Is this selling the cookbook? The point is that the food in this book is an invitation that speaks for itself. Great cooking does, and should, take time. Now is the time to double down and get your head in the cooking game. Or you know, don’t. Maybe get someone else to cook this stuff for you…that works too.

How can you know if something is your favorite if 50 to 80 percent of the stuff you’ve been eating was made by someone else? Butter, condiments, cheese, pickles, patties, and buns. For a superior and potentially even life-changing experience, you can (and should, to be honest) make these from scratch. Create the building blocks necessary to make the greatest meal of your life.

While you’re at it, give it the Joshua Weissman-or your own-twist. As Joshua would say, “If you don’t like blue cheese, then don’t use blue cheese.” From simple staples to gourmet to deep-fried, you are the master of your own kitchen, and you’ll make it all, on your terms.

With no regrets, excuses, or apologies, Joshua Weissman will instruct you how with his irreverent humor, a little bit of light razzing, and over 100 perfectly delectable recipes.

If you love to host and entertain; if you like a good project; if you crave control of your food; if fast food or the frozen aisle or the super-fast-super-easy cookbook keep letting your tastebuds down; then Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook is your ideal kitchen companion.


Joshua Weissman isn’t your average culinary genius. He’s chef-y, he’s eccentric, and he’s a lot over-the-top in everything he does-from curating energetic and engaging food entertainment, to constantly developing his massive repertoire of original recipes, to cooking everything (seriously, everything) from scratch.

He has an abounding love of food and proper technique. After nearly a decade of cooking professionally, his passion has been fueled by working with some of the greatest fine dining restaurants in the south-central region of the US. He notably cooked at the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Uchiko, where he spent time focusing on the finest details of cuisine, training other cooks and chefs, and diving deep into the territory of precise Japanese cookery and fermentation.

Joshua can be seen chopping it up for millions of fans on his popular Youtube channel, Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. He currently resides in Texas and plans to push the world of food farther than it has ever gone before.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 26 * 21

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9781615649983


# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Too Flexible To Feel Good

Posted by AT on Mardi 25 janvier 2022


Author(s) : Celeste Pereira, Bridges Adell

Publisher : Victory Belt Publishing

Are you overly flexible or double-jointed? Perhaps you are the clumsy and tired person in your group of friends, often nursing an injury of some sort. If you are nodding in agreement with raised eyebrows and a knowing smirk on your face, then there is a chance you are hypermobile.

Hypermobility affects a whopping 10 to 25 percent of the population (meaning it’s more common than being left-handed, standing over six feet tall, or having a third nipple), and it can cause symptoms ranging from minor discomfort to debilitating pain.

Hypermobile people’s bendiness and tendency toward anxiety often lead them to yoga, where they find that they are at last praised for their physical ability and given tools to manage their hypersensitivity. However, the way yoga is taught frequently leaves this population susceptible to severe injuries, and they end up being told by medical professionals to avoid yoga.

In this epic new book, fitness experts Adell Bridges and Celest Pereira redefine how to manage hypermobility, providing a practical roadmap that will enable you to harness your bendiness and feel fantastic. They reinforce the importance of stability, correct posture, and a healthy lifestyle, showing how, if managed properly, hypermobility is not debilitating, but a superpower that you can use to live an extraordinary life. Too Flexible to Feel Good teaches you how to adapt your everyday habits such as your biomechanics and your diet to support and nourish your flexible body.

This book also features:

Practical tips on how to hold your body for optimal results during training

Tools to help build awareness of your joint position in everyday life

Strategies for busting anxiety

Exercises that can improve your biomechanics

Diet and sleep considerations

Too Flexible to Feel Good is also an invaluable resource for yoga teachers, fitness instructors, and medical professionals, helping them develop a deeper understanding of how best to help this population.


Celest Pereira is deep down (or maybe not so deep) a Geek that loves anatomy and biomechanics. She miraculously acquired her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009, despite dropping out of school at 16. The bonus of this, is that she knows how to explain complex concepts and make them easy to grasp and digestible. After a workshop with her, you’ll know so much more than just your ass from your elbow :) Her biggest passion is movement, and has been since she was little, but she strongly believes life is too short not to have fun along the way. So although her yoga sessions will challenge you, they will also be a chance to make new friends, laugh and relax. Still, you should bring a towel.

Adell Bridges. Adell’s childhood was spent training and competing as a gymnast, where even then she was referred to as a “more elegant than powerful” gymnast. Bendy rather than strong was how she would always describe her movement abilities. At age 19, Adell moved to Wales where she studied in psychology and later received a master’s degree in creative writing. Like many graduates, Adell spent several years bouncing from job to job and feeling generally unfulfilled and uncertain of her purpose. When she discovered yoga at age 28, everything changed. Taking her foundation teacher training near Dharamsala, India, Adell went on to travel to over 30 countries, teaching and sharing her love of yoga, and continuing to train and learn about anatomy and biomechanics, a subject for which she feels an unquenchable thirst. Adell says her job isn’t to tell others what to do, but to educate others so they know what to do themselves. Her vision behind everything that she shares is to encourage deeper understanding of the self. She believes that by encouraging each individual to understand their own unique experience of movement, breathing, and living in general, the student becomes their own teacher.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25 * 20

Pages: 400

ISBN: 9781628604177



Author(s) : Rebecca Wilson

Publisher : DK

An essential family cookbook for every home, let Rebecca Wilson show you how to cook just once for the entire family, giving you more time together around the table.

Discover brilliant breakfasts, quick-cook snacks, and midweek meal ideas prepared in a matter of minutes. Enjoy simple home-cooked food, delicious bakes and family treats for big smiles and full tummies.

The author of the bestselling cookbook, What Mummy Makes, brings you an easy-to-follow family recipe book that gives you the confidence to cook nutritious meals the whole family will love:

- Over 100 comfort food recipes that you can rely on

- Nutritionist-approved meals that are irresistible for all the family

- Adaptations to suit your family’s dietary needs available for every recipe for Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian & Vegan diets

- Weaning advice for parents and carers of babies from 6 months old

- Handy tips and tricks for food preparation and storage for batch-cooking so as you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones

Family Comforts is the ultimate comfort cookbook and baby-led weaning book in one; taking the stress out of mealtimes by cooking just once with dishes suitable for babies, that are also irresistible for older siblings and adults too. Cook nutritional meals with confidence that kids will love, Rebecca Wilson’s recipes deliver big flavours with minimal effort all-year-round for even the toughest critics at the table with hidden-veg heroes and warming slow-cooker meals for busy parents and carers.


Rebecca Wilson is a mum and founder of the popular food channel @rebeccawilsonfood. Sharing quick, easy and fresh meal ideas, suitable for all the family, including babies reaching the weaning milestone as well as older siblings, Rebecca wants to show parents and carers how introducing solid foods can be fun and delicious! Rebecca featured in the Mother & Baby ‘Mum List 2020′ and won Gold in the Best Instagram Accounts To Follow in the Weaning Week Awards 2020. Her first book What Mummy Makes is a Sunday Times Bestseller, won Wordery’s Cookbook of the Year 2020, won Gold in the Made for Mum Awards 2021 and was shortlisted for a British Book Award 2021.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 26 * 20

Pages: 240

ISBN: 9780241534694



Author(s) : Sascha Blase-Van Wagtendonk

Publisher : Stackpole Books

Say hello to cozy and comfortable crochet socks!

Sascha Blase-Van Wagtendonk has discovered the secrets to perfect-fitting, soft, stretchy, and comfortable crochet socks, and has designed 10 patterns for the ultimate in style and comfort. All patterns are presented in a range of sizes from babies and toddlers through adult, and for both men and women, so every foot can be warm and happy. Detailed written instructions are given for each size, and stitch diagrams for more advanced stitches. Try decorative cable and lace stitches, chevrons, or a cute little bear sock. Change the yarn colors to personalize, and crochet socks for the whole family.


Sascha Blase-Van Wagtendonk, known for her crochet blog A La Sascha (, publishes a variety of crochet patterns in both Dutch and English. She is the author of Crochet Ragdolls and several crochet books in Dutch.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 22 * 28

Pages: 128

ISBN: 9780811739986



Posted by AT on Mercredi 5 janvier 2022


Author(s) : Madeleine Ankner, Florian Ankner

Publisher : DK

Discover the wonderful world of apples with this inventive recipe book!

From tart to sweet, crunchy, and soft, explore the incredible diversity of apples! This apple cookbook includes over 70 mouthwatering recipes to teach you everything you need to know about enjoying and cooking with apples.

In the pages of this recipe book, you’ll find:

- More than 70 mouthwatering recipes, including tried and tested favourites and creative new ideas

- Information on the more unusual and heritage apple varieties

- Inspiration and new, inventive ways to use seasonal produce in your cooking

- Beautifully illustrated with colour photography throughout

We all know about the Granny Smith and Golden Delicious but do you know Bramley from the Egremont Russet? There are 7000 different varieties of apples grown in the UK and the US - more than an apple a day to choose from! This recipe book explores the fascinating world of apple growing and harvesting and delves into varieties you don’t usually see at the supermarket!

Apple Kitchen contains a wide variety of recipes that showcase the remarkable versatility of this noble fruit. In this book about apples, you’ll find creative recipes for starters and snacks, mains desserts, and drinks. Along with old favourites like apple strudel, baked apples, and Tarte Tatin. Check out fresh menu ideas like carrot and apple soup, apple-filled tortellini, and apple-butter pumpkin pie.


Madeleine and Florian Ankner are writers, photographers, and food bloggers who favour simple, down-to-earth ingredients in their cooking. Inspired by the fruit and vegetables they find in their local market, they make regional and seasonal produce - including apples - a major part of their creative cuisine. They photograph and write about their food adventures on their blog, which has more than 25k followers on Instagram @backstuebchenblog

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 24 * 19

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9780241483862


# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Cute Crocheted Woodland Creatures

Posted by AT on Vendredi 1 octobre 2021


Author(s) : Emma Varnam

Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman (GMC) Publications

Inspired by the shenanigans of Beatrix Potter characters as a child, author Emma Varnam felt moved to create her own fictional woodland of cute critters with quirky names and accessories to boot! Emma likes to make items that will bring joy and a smile and making toys for children is her passion. This beautiful book is the perfect mix of whimsical design with fun accessible crochet techniques for you to learn. Designed with variety in mind, accessories in this book will fit each of the animals, making it easy to play dress-up and give your toys new looks and stories!

Create your own special friends for the kids and even adults to to bring some joy and nostalgia into their home! Finn Frog, Benji Bear and Olivia Owl are just a few of the characters you’ll find on the pages of this beautifully photographed book. With pictures in great quality and easy-to-follow guidelines, these projects are easy to whip up, with additional tips and hints from Emma.

Towards the back of the book, you will find a handy step-by-step guide to selecting hooks, stuffing projects and the basic stitches with an illustrated guide - making this the perfect book for beginners to get stuck in. 


Born in Devon, UK, Emma has always been happiest when creating projects in her spare time. She runs a successful blog and Etsy pattern shop and lives in the north of England with her husband and son. He books for GMC Publications include Cute Crocheted Animals, Granny Squares Home, Granny Squares Weekend and How To Crochet.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25.4 * 20.3

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-78494-603-6






# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Crocheted Dogs

Posted by AT on Vendredi 1 octobre 2021


Author(s) : Vanessa Mooncie

Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman (GMC) Publications

If you’re looking for a beautiful and faithful companion then these gorgeous crocheted dogs have the right pedigree. Just as loyal and charming as the real thing, these 10 crocheted canines are sure to be everyone’s best friend.

Each project includes detailed patterns, stunning photographs and helpful hand-drawn charts. There is also an extensive techniques section explaining all the stitches and techniques you’ll need to make your perfect pooch.

Designs include: a dachshund, whose black and tan markings are formed by crocheting in rows and carrying the unused yarn across the wrong side of the work; a chihuahua with a round apple-shaped head and ears that stand upright; a Yorkshire terrier, whose hair is formed by adding tassels to the head, neck body and tops of legs and can be trimmed to any length desired; and a poodle, which uses a combination of double crochet and chain stitches to form a clipped coat. The dogs could easily be customised using different yarn colours and textures to match a pet or to make a gift for a friend.


Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a children’s clothes designer, illustrator and interior designer. Vanessa now specialises in silkscreen work and designing crochet jewellery. She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa has written many books including Crocheted Wild Animals, Sew Adorable, Crocheted Sea Creatures, Animal Heads, Simple Tailoring & Alterations and The Gentleman’s Wardrobe for GMC Publications. She is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25.4 * 20.3

Pages: 160

ISBN: 978-1-78494-566-4








Author(s) : Sabine de Milliano

Publisher : Terra Lannoo

Fuelled by unbridled curiosity and a strong drive to push back boundaries, travel and landscape photographer Sabine de Milliano spent 100,000 kilometres on the road to find out what Europe has to offer. During a series of adventurous road trips, she visited various hidden gems, famous landmarks, and remote regions on the edges of the continent.

Sabine discovered how surprisingly beautiful Europe actually is - even all those destinations that suffer from a questionable reputation. The most inspiring, spectacular and surprising scenes have been captured in this book, which shows the great diversity in European landscapes as a captivating photographic story.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 22 * 28

Pages: 236

ISBN: 978-90-8989-822-7