Most of us just want a liquid vacation; a buzz to temporarily erase the sad truth called reality. But, surely there are a few others out there who actually care about the “science” of how booze happens. This one’s for you. From distilling to fermentation to aging, this book explores & explains the biology of the world’s most popular adult beverages.
Voted “Number One Partier In The Nation” by Rolling Stone, Bret Kreischer is a maniac, comedian and now author. The movie Van Wilder was based on Bret’s real life, so you know this dude’s got stories. Like the time he wrestled a bear on national television …
Harrison Ford’s son Ben is an adventurous chef. Like Indiana Jones wearing an apron. In addition to recipes and advice on how to cook for large groups, Ben shares stories about growing up with his famous actor dad. But it’s not just fluff, Ben Ford spent years studying under some of California’s most famous chefs—and not just the ones employed by his dad.
Many would credit the gargantuan riffs and scuzzy tone of Angus Young’s Gibson SG with making the magic but there’s a lot more to AC/DC’s decades-long success story and this book breaks it all down. Part biography of the 3 Young brothers and part critical appreciation, this is a serious book about a band that seriously rocks.
Once hailed as the “most important company in the world,” this book is the first full history of Intel Corporation, told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove; the trio of geniuses credited with the development of the microprocessor.
London’s foremost purveyor of BBQ, bourbon, & beer, The Pitt Cue Co. has created their own cookbook, and as you’d expect it’s packed with recipes for meats, sauces, and rubs as well as their other specialties like pickles, slaws, and classy bourbon cocktails.
A young beauty with a privileged New York upbringing stumbles in the backdoor of the largest illegal sports betting organization in the U.S. … It sounds like the intro to a Lifetime movie but it’s all true. Marisa Lankester is the author; the young woman who went to work for renowned bookmaker Ron The Cigar Sacco and into a life of crime.
Walk into any liquor store and there are racks and racks of beers bearing fancy labels and silly names, makes it pretty obvious we’re in the midst of a craft beer revolution. Author & co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery Steve Hindey wrote a whole book about it.
This year you’re supposed to be a rabid soccer fan. Obsessed with World Cup. Gunning for your team. So you better pick a team, ASAP. And while you’re at it, read something so you’ll appear to have an opinion. New York Times sports columnist and a man with good timing, George Vecsey has just released a perfect companion for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
While planet earth continues to shrivel up and melt, stripped of all its resources, the fat clowns in the oil industry have tripled their profits. This book invites us into their hidden world of cash, corruption and consumption. Investigative journalism but also stuff you might actually bother to read: stories of rich, corrupt playboys addicted to luxury extravagance. Stuff like that.