Genius and Heroin ($15) asks the provocative questions; what is the price you pay for brilliance? And why do so many of those considered to be creative genius’ also have a self destruct button? From Caravaggio to Janis Joplin from Charlie Parker to Jack Kerouac and Kurt Cobain, so many artists and authors through history have popped pills, injected, binged and poisoned themselves in the name of their art. With full illustrations this book itself is addictive as you read through the messy lives of some of the most iconic figures that have played a part in our lives. It is entertaining and also thought provoking and tries to get into their psyche and discover why they took the path they did.
From the number one bartender in the U.K., who is also one of the leading authorities on the latest trend of “modernist mixology” comes The Cocktail Lab ($20), an awesome collection of 60 new and revolutionary cocktails. They all come from well known classics but by utilizing the very latest techniques and technologies from the molecular ...[Read More]