Trying to come off like a pro in the kitchen will no longer end in a flour-dusted internet search for solutions. This in-depth book of kitchen hacks—ways to make annoying, time-sucking, or mundane kitchen tasks much faster and easier will keep things cooking. Created by Cooks Illustrated magazine and a who’s who of America’s Test Kitchen chefs, the 368-page book is packed with techniques that will make it easier to get ‘er done in the kitchen.
Fleisher’s Home Jerky Making Kit includes everything you need to make your own paleo snacks in your home oven, all you need to provide is the meat. The kit includes two non-stick drying screens, two spice blends (classic and Mexican), one cork oven door stopper, and a pamphlet with all the instructions to make jerky with one pound of beef.
Leave the tripod at home. ‘SLOPES’ is a pocket-size polyhedron support for your GoPro that provides 20 different ways to position your GoPro camera to get that perfect angle. A funded Indiegogo project.
These novelty notepads from 6 fictional hotels add a touch of familiar strangeness to your most intimate missives. Choose a branded notepad from The Overlook Hotel from The Shining, The Great Northern Hotel from Twin Peaks, the Taft Hotel from The Graduate, and more, to give your notes a taste of unique Hollywood history.
It’s an incredible story of survival at sea. Sure, you know how it ends already but the story of Salvador Alvarenga’s fateful Mexican fishing trip is nothing short of insane. Instead of a 2 day fishing trip, Salvador got lost & drifted at sea for 14 months, eventually ending up 9000 miles away in the Marshall Islands.
Food-grade stainless construction, double-walled vacuum insulation, and a ‘no sweat’ design makes this everyday 10 oz. tumbler from Yeti smart but also simple. Use it for all kinds of cocktails or even boring boozeless drinks without ever leaving a ring on the table. An optional lid is also available when you need “one for the road.”
In an age of almost unlimited craft beer options, Beer Bites gets you up to speed on what exactly to eat with all these new/old/gourmet beers. 65 recipes from around the world, featuring everything from apps to snacks to main courses to pair with your favorite brews.
Books about visionary executives and harrowing tales of survival in the wilderness are typically not much fun. But a book about comedy—you might actually make it to chapter 2. The Comedians is a history of American comedy, chronicling the key characters, forgotten stars, and the evolution of the craft over the past 100 years.
Free solo climbing is rock climbing with no ropes, no partner, & absolutely nothing to save you from the 1 wrong move that could send you to your death. You might think people who do this are crazy adrenaline junkie deathwishers. Read this book about the world’s most accomplished free soloist Alex Honnold, and your mind will be changed.
A high-tech whisky glass. Note the absence of the “e” in whisky, signifier of seriousness. Something about fluid dynamics and aeration and nosing. It’s a double walled vessel, formed with a glass blowing technique into two separate molds for a tumbler that breathes properly, providing a whisky drinking experience heretofore unattainable. A funded Kickstarter.