In reading his books, it’s obvious Hemingway was a lover of food and drink but it’s hard to imagine he put down the pen in the middle of For Whom The Bell Tolls to jot down recipes. Fact is, he didn’t. This book of 125 recipes is assembled from old Hemingway’s haunts, period cookbooks and “other sources” but includes passages from his works as well as family photos, etc.
Ewan McGregor starred in the underground classic 90s film Trainspotting, centered on the messed up lives of young junkies in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you liked that film, maybe you should read this prequel to the Trainspotting story by the same author, Irvine Welsh.
For those randoms who somehow aren’t fans of the TV zombie series The Walking Dead, these minimalist prints from Toronto-based artist Ryan MacArthur will require an explanation. Everyone else will know what’s up immediately.
Like records by The Ramones, the formulated horrors of the Nightmare On Elm Street series can get pretty repetitive and same-old. Then again, if you’re a true fan, the familiarity and consistency is what you like. The 4-disc Blu-ray box set collects all 7 Freddy Krueger movies and includes a heap of special features.
A pictogram conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Designer/illustrator Viktor Hertz has applied this technique to some classic rock artists, like the Stones, Springsteen, Bowie, and The Beatles, creating a thought-provoking poster series. Can you name the tunes?
Jack Daniels makes a variety of whiskeys, but the release of their latest offering, Tennesee Rye Unaged Whiskey, marks the first time JD has changed their recipe in over 100 years. The mashbill for this 80 proof moonshine is made up of 70% rye grain, giving it a sharper flavor than their barrel-aged sour mash whiskeys. Available in January 2013.
Whiskey expert Ian Buxton cuts through the hype and hyperbole of the spirit world to present a global guide to 101 of the world’s best, must-try whiskeys. Everyone thinks they’re an expert but, as a member of the tasting panel of the World Whiskey Awards, Buxton’s is a qualified opinion.
It’s been well over a year since Osama Bin Laden was sniped by Seal Team Six. This new book, written by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, takes readers inside the planning of the most celebrated assassination of the modern age.