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Kirstie Allsopp is the star of Channel 4's Kirstie's Homemade Home, Kirstie's Handmade Britain and Kirstie's Vintage Home, and the co-presenter, with Phil Spencer, of Location, Location, Location and Relocation, Relocation. Kirstie lives in Devon and West London with her partner, their two sons and two stepsons.
'Most of the dishes I cook are big dishes as we are a family of six, my partner Ben and myself, my stepsons, Hal and Orion, and our sons Bay and Oscar,' and so starts Kirstie Allsopp's very first cookbook. As someone who didn't learn to cook at her mother's apron strings, Kirstie has had to learn as she's gone along. Luckily she's been blessed with great advice from the cooks, bakers and chefs she's worked with and recipes inherited from friends and families over the years. In Kirstie's Real Kitchen she brings together her favourite recipes - the ones she relies on to feed her family, and whoever else happens to be around. From weekday suppers and entertaining a crowd, to dealing with fussy eaters and outdoor eating (essential for families with lots of boys), the book is full of the recipes that are at the centre of Kirstie's family life.
Hand-make your perfect Christmas with Kirstie Nothing shows how much you love someone more than a handmade gift, card or decoration. And the pleasure is just as much in the planning and making as it is in giving and receiving. In this ultimate celebration of Christmas, Kirstie has brought together over 50 of her favourite festive projects to make, bake and create.
FULLY UPDATED Buying a house should be one of the most rewarding things you can do, but it's also one of biggest financial commitments you'll ever make so not surprisingly it can be very stressful. In How to Buy a House, professional homefinders Phil and Kirstie from Location Location Location balance the odds, helping you to find and buy your new home with confidence and success, whether you're getting a foot on the ladder or upsizing. From city flats to country retreats, Kirstie and Phil take you through the buying process, highlighting pitfalls and offering practical tips that could save you time, money and heartache, in this essential companion.
Transform your home from shabby to chic, with the help of Kirstie Allsopp. Looking to the past for inspiration and embracing vintage style to create something unique and beautiful, Kirstie continues her love affair with everything handmade. Re-using, restoring and upcycling, Kirstie shows how to transform vintage fabrics, furniture and other everyday things into modern day treasures using a range of crafting skills and techniques. From distressing a mirror and decoupage to making a memory quilt with vintage fabric, the book is packed with practical techniques that can be adapted to suit your own objects and furniture. Accompanying a new Channel 4 series, Kirstie's Vintage Home contains everything you need to create your own vintage look at home.
Kirstie Allsopp's love affair with British crafts took off when she renovated her house in Devon. Now she takes to the road on a nationwide tour of the UK to discover and celebrate the things that makes Great Britain a nation of truly great crafters. The projects in Kirstie's Great British Book of Craft, will introduce you to the skills behind our nation's great crafting traditions. The practical and inspiring step-by-steps guide you through, whether you want to make your own jewellery, crochet your own cushions, distress old furniture or create a cosy blanket out of old jumpers, this book is the ultimate crafting bible.