I’m always trying to find a great book — this winter has no shortage of good reads! Here are my picks to warm up to the fire with.
Craft beer culture and industry have recently grown exponentially with over 4000 craft brewers operating in the United States alone. Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling. Thoroughly researched, the authors provide a tasty overview of the various types of craft beer, methods for brewing, and opportunities for taking your crafted beer to market.
Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero Be Fit Forever by Dolph Lundgren and Per Bernal
Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and more than forty starring roles in classic action films. It’s a logical, fun, and surprisingly easy path to total fitness—whether you’re at the office, with friends, playing sports, or in class. This is the ultimate lifestyle to improve your health and build your physique!
A first-of-its-kind collection, The Brooklyn Bartender gathers 300 of the most innovative and exciting cocktail recipes from this booming destination borough at the height of its international popularity.
Brooklyn is one of the top trendsetting places in the world today. Its neighborhoods, artists, writers, restaurants, and, yes, drinking establishments set the pace for the rest of the nation. Brooklyn Bartender takes us behind the bar to experience 300 of the best and most inventive drinks being served today, plus tips for at-home mixologists. Organized by spirit, the recipes allow readers to replicate bartenders’ signature drinks, from the ornate juleps and cobblers of Maison Premiere to the party-friendly “Frozemonade” at Extra Fancy to the namesake gin cocktail of Clover Club. Additional features include “5 Takes on the Martini” and variations on other classic drinks, as well as bartenders’ recommendation for events, infused spirits, and more. Designed to be the perfect bar-side companion.
Sex Rules! by Janice Z. Brodman pulls back the curtains on a dizzying array of hilarious stereotype-busting sexual mores from around the world. It is joyful, deliciously outrageous, titillating, hilarious. The fact that it’s all true makes it even more fascinating. It takes the ever-intriguing question “What is ‘normal’ sex?” and creates a rollicking worldwide tour with LOL perspectives on extraordinary sexual mores. It will astound you, regale you, blow you away. At the same time, it expands your tolerance, proving sex is like happiness – universally sought but subjectively enjoyed.
3-Ingredient Cocktails is a concise history of the best classic cocktails, and a curated collection of the best three-ingredient cocktails of the modern era. Organized by style of drink and variations, the book features 75 delicious recipes for cocktails both classic (Japanese Cocktail, Bee’s Knees, Harvey Wallbanger) and contemporary (Remember the Alimony, Little Italy, La Perla), in addition to fun narrative asides and beautiful full-color photography.
All athletes, especially runners, knows that deciding what to eat is one of the most important—and most complex—choices that they have to make in order to guarantee optimum performance. How much should you eat, when should you eat, and what foods should you eat are just some of the larger questions that an active athlete frequently ponders. How do you know what’s the right choice? That’s where sports dietitian and competitive runner Jackie Dikos’s Finish Line Fueling: An Essential Guide to Runner’s Nutrition comes in. Part cookbook, part nutritional guide, Finish Line Fueling helps you get the most out of what you eat.
Some of the best cocktails are the easiest to make, and author Kara Newman figured out the secret—using equal parts of the main ingredients and adding a dash of bitters or a splash of seltzer to gild the lily. Take the Cucumber Gimlet: Combine one part each vodka, lime juice, and lemonade; 2 cucumber slices; then garnish with a basil leaf! And beverages like this are a breeze to size up for parties—just double, triple, or quadruple the proportions. This book contains 50 simple recipes, from two-ingredient sips like the Bamboo Cocktail to timeless classics like the ever-popular Negroni, proving that great, artisanal cocktails don’t have to come from a bar.