The Dude And The Zen Master ($20), a New York Times bestseller comes courtesy of Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman, the renowned Zen leader and the author of Bearing Witness. Glassman compares the iconic role of Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski to Lamed-Vavnic, one of the pivotal men in Jewish mysticism. These dudes are “simple and unassuming and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on.” His good buddy Jeff, however, sees it from a different perspective. He says that the great thing about the Dude is that he would rather “hug it out than slug it out.” An extraordinary book.
Germany is fame for beer, France has it wonderful wines and America is widely known as the land of cocktails. The whole cocktail culture that spawned several movies in the 1980’s is right back in vogue and bartenders across the county are jugging their shakers around and, thanks to artisan, homemade and local ingredients creating […]