Remember the part in the movie SuperSize Me when the expert says one McDonald’s burger contains beef from 500 different cows? Well, he said it. And if you’re still not vegetarian, this is a book you might want to read. This book breaks down how to source and prepare sustainable, local meat and poultry. You could call it Meat Appreciation 101. And, that’s a lot smarter than burger 500.
The Internet and jerked beef go hand in hand for most of us, but this is new. Order custom-spiced beef jerky online and have it delivered to your door within the week. Made with grass-fed Vermont cow and a wide array of spice & flavor options, you can get your beef jerked exactly the way you like it … and you won’t even have to clear your history after ordering.
When you hear “wrecking bar” you probably think back to that night in Vegas when shit got out of hand. This wrecking bar is for a different type of demolition. It’s a Nail puller, tile ripper, chisel smash, board straightener and demo axe for chopping through walls. And when the dust settles, a bottle opener. Do some damage.
Are you a psychopath? Your boss? From the writer of The Men Who Stare At Goats comes a new book exploring psychopathic behavior. Author Jon Ronson has devised a system to help you pick out psychos based on subtle verbal cues. In examining various powerful, successful people, Ronson discovers psychopathy is more pervasive than we thought. So, are we all crazy?
Depending on where you live, you may have to go far beyond the greenbelt of your subdivision to find the wild flora & fauna Hank Shaw prepares in his new book Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. But, it’ll be worth the effort. Shaw is a prolific blogger and naturalist who espouses the goodness and proper preparation of wild North American food. With recipes and back-to-the-land wisdom, Shaw turns living off nature’s bounty into a gourmet experience.
The art of barbecue differs from place to place. Different rubs, sauces, spices—it’s all about local tradition. This collection of regional sauces takes you from one end of the Barbecue Belt to the other with an array of five sauces from America’s foremost BBQ hotspots: Kansas City, Texas, two from Tennesse and one from North Cackalacka.
Fact: Everything is better with beer. Even cookies. These Black & Tan cookies use a bit of butterscotch ale in the ganache crust as well as good ol’ Guiness in the cookie dough. Unlike beer, these won’t make you fat & drunk … just fat. L.A.-based Batch From Scratch bakers also make a whiskey cookie. Give those a shot, too.
Power cords all seem to slide off the edge of the desk down into the dusty abyss. It’s enough to make you head butt the desktop repeatedly. Save your forehead, try the Pinza. It’s about as simple as putting a brick on top of the cords, but much smaller and cooler looking. Cast in Stainless steel & hand-polished, this heavy little nugget holds multiple cords in place, preventing the powerful urge to headbutt.
Anthony Weiner’s photos would’ve been way better if he had this versatile, collapsible monopod in his free hand. Stick it in the ground or hold it in your hand for self-portraits. With its ball head—the monopod not the congressman—you can shoot in any direction from vertical to horizontal. Way better than the portrait-in-the-mirror approach.
The day has finally come: The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray plus a 28-page book & digital copy of the film. Time to stop whatever the hell you were just about to do and order this thing. We will stop here out of respect for the Dude. Go on now.