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.
Not 4 blades, not 3. Amazingly, just one. This compact little razor has been working miracles on scruffy travelers since 1931, so it should do the trick for you. Made of chrome-plated nickel & brass, it disassembles into 3 pieces and fits snugly into its own little leather carrying case. Look sharp.
Asteroids, Joust, Gálaga, all the classic arcade video games had these big, juicy buttons. Now you can get the same rapid-fire feel on your household light switches. They’re custom made, so you can choose any color combination of green, red, yellow, blue, white, black, purple or orange.
Long, stressful days on the job make you want to turn your brain off at night and chill. No more thinking. Just loafing. For those nights, you need a certain type of movie. One that makes you laugh and won’t force your brain into action in the least. Shaun Of The Dead is one of those movies. The story of a regular dude who just wants to hang at his local bar unbothered and then zombies try to ruin it.
Mosh? Maybe in his Pearl Jam days, but has Eddie Vedder ever made you want to hula? Probably not. And he won’t on this new solo record of, as the name suggests, ukulele songs. This material puts Vedder’s familiar heartfelt lyricism to the rustic twang of a ukulele. Yeah, Eddie surfs, but this ain’t beach music.