Okay, now you will be forgiven for thinking the last thing the world needs is yet another flavored vodka, and you are about to be proved right by reading Boozehound ($15). The well known raconteur and spirits writer Jason Wilson brings together a unique mix of the history of spirits, a recipe collection and a travelogue in this awesome book. Boozehound also digs deeper to discover the origins of our favorite drinks as well the, often surprising, reasons behind the choices we make. In reference to today’s colorless, odorless and it has to be said tasteless spirits, Jason champions the Old World liquor with unique, hard to define flavors. A great book for anyone bored with what is on offer in their local bar.
Once upon a time a caveman picked up a rock and proceeded to chuck it at someone or something. A History of Weapons ($14) began at that moment. John O’Bryan is a respected comedy writer and self described weapons nerd who relays to us through A History Of Weapons the often freaky highlights of the obsession ...[Read More]