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From comforting classics to contemporary takes, discover why pies are the perfect way to create luscious, fresh and seasonal dishes that everyone is sure to enjoy. Nothing beats a proper pie. Whether savoury or sweet, for a crowd or just for one, there's something irresistible about breaking through that golden pastry crust and tucking into the succulent filling inside. First you'll learn about basic equipment, pastry-making techniques and tips on latticework for a show-stopping pie topper - mastering your skills before creating your perfect pie. Then, in Everyday Pies you'll find wholesome recipes you can share any day of the week. Next, in Posh Pies you'll discover more elegant dishes that are sure to impress your dinner guests, before turning to Portable Pies, perfect for a picnic basket. Finally, delve into Sweet Pies where you'll be tempted with all the sticky-sweet fillings fit for a cosy dessert. Guaranteed to eat each dish with a smile on your face, there are over 50 flavoursome pies that will have you coming back for more. Indulge in favourites such as Chicken Pot Pie or Steak & Kidney Pie. Step up your pie game with something more complex such as Fillet of Beef en Croute or Roast Smoked Salmon Koulibiaca. And when you need something sweet, fill your home with the smell of Deep-Dish Toffee Apple Pie or Lattice-Topped Cherry Pie. For every taste and every occasion, there is a glorious pie to please.
Recreate the tastes of Italy with over 65 delizioso recipes for pizza, calzone, focaccia and more - buon appetito! Hailing from the sunny south of Italy, and quickly popularised around the world, pizza is undoubtedly a fast-food favourite. Now more popular than ever with the rise of 'craft' creations, its versatility of tastes, toppings and types of bread, means that everyone can share in a slice of the action, and Craft Pizza will show you how. Without the need for elaborate equipment, you'll be shown it's possible that - with just the most basic, fresh ingredients - you, too, can make luscious handmade pizzas, calzones and focaccias. If you're a fan of the classics you'll find recipes for a Margherita, Stromboli or Pizza Piccante but, if you fancy something a little different, why not put your hand to the Pulled Pork Calzone or the Truffled Breakfast Focaccia. Once you master the basics of the pizza doughs and sauces, you'll be amazed at how this popular dish is wonderfully easy to make, always tasty to eat and guaranteed to transport you to the vibrant streets of Italy - you'll want every night to be 'pizza night'!
Looking for the perfect risotto recipe? Search no more. Maxine Clark's wonderful compendium is packed with 60 recipes for deliciously comforting Italian risotto. Different regions of Italy have their own classic rice dishes, from the soupy Rice and Peas of the Veneto to the Hunter's-style Rabbit Risotto of Umbria and Tuscany, but what they all have in common is the careful cooking of the rice to perfection. Maxine presents a huge variety of risotto dishes, from those packed full of warming cheese and butter, to recipes using fish and shellfish. She also invites you to enjoy some meaty options, which include an easy-to-rustle-up Ham and Leek Risotto that the whole family can enjoy and an Pheasant and Red Wine Risotto that will not fail to impress guests. There are even a few ideas for using up leftover risotto, such as Arancini or Rice Croquettes with Tomato Sauce. With useful recipes for various stocks, easy-to-follow instructions for making a basic risotto and a guide to the different kinds of authentic rice available, this is a complete guide to risotto for all lovers of the classic Italian dish.
Build-A-Bear Workshop(r) is one of the most successful retailing concepts in recent history. Starting with just one location in 1997, the company now operates more than 200 stores worldwide. Leading the way is Maxine Clark, the company's founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Bear. Clark is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading and most creative entrepreneurs. In The Bear Necessities of Business, she reveals how she built this amazing global business from the ground up, while arming you with the tools you need to start, run, and market your own company in today's tough competitive environment. While primarily drawing on real-life experiences from Build-A-Bear Workshop(r), Clark also offers wisdom gained throughout her entire thirty-plus-year career, including lessons and examples from some of the other great companies that do so much right. Straightforward and accessible, The Bear Necessities of Business is divided into seven parts, each built around an essential element that will allow you to stand apart from the crowd. The short, accessible chapters show you everything you need to:* Get your business started* Become a great boss* Connect with your customers* Add value to the overall experience* Effectively market your company* Plan for future growth* Give back to your customers, employees, and community Best of all, these principles can be applied to any industry and are proven to work whether your target audience is children, teenagers, baby boomers, seniors, or any age in-between. Whether you're looking to start a new business, improve an existing one, be a better manager, or hire the best employees, The Bear Necessities of Business contains the insights and information you need to succeed. Even if you work for some-one else and have no plans to strike out on your own, you'll still benefit from the advice found in this book. After all, the best employees-and those who consistently rise to the top-are those who think like entrepreneurs!