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From the authors of the Death and Co., a book that has become a must for cocktail lovers an enthusiast in recent years, comes another, slightly different but still fantastic book about the spirits we love and enjoy experimenting with. Cocktail Codex (Ten Speed, $40) at first glance seems like a book about six cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip, but, it’s so much more. Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan realized that these are the six drinks that can be used as a template for everything else and that will guide you into your adventure of mixing drinks. Perfectly organized and cantered around the basic six, the book offers a more in-depth overview of everything you need to know: the difference between Gin and London dry Gin, between Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon, bitters and garnishes, types of glasses and mixing tools, origins, fundamentals and formulas. Every chapter is accompanied with beautiful pictures that will make you want to organize a party for your friends just so you can show off your mixing skills. Just in time for the holidays, treat yourself or surprise an aspiring mixologist friend with this beautiful and useful gem.

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ISBN: 9781607749707
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 30th, 2018

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A year after he enriched our kitchens with sweet delights, Yotam Ottolenghi is back with yet another brilliant cook book. Ottolenghi Simple (Ten Speed, $35) delivers exactly what it promises in the title: 130 recipes easy to make, simple in his own definition. He codes them using the title of the book as a key: S – short on time, I – ingredients (10 or fewer), M – make ahead, P – pantry, L – lazy, E – easier than you think. And every recipe has its own set of letters, so you can decide what and when to make depending on your free time and ingredients you already have. Of course, everyone who’s cooked with Ottolenghi before knows about the ten essential ingredients that make your feast Ottolenghi-fied: pomegranate molasses, rose harissa, tahini, sumac, to name a few. Take a different approach to brunch with Portobello mushrooms with brioche and poached eggs or Braised eggs with leek and za’atar. Do you want your vegetables raw or cooked—insider info—his top three this season are courgettes, cauliflower, and tomatoes. Pasta or rice, meat or fish, how about Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa? With this cookbook you’ll have plenty of choices that taste as amazing as they look.

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ISBN: 9781607749165
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2018

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Part biography of one of the most influential philosophers of 19th century, part memoir, Hiking with Nietzsche is an exploration, of Nietzsche’s work and life, his relationships, thoughts and his search for meaning. It is, also, the author’s self-exploration and a thorough insight into his own life, his marriage, fatherhood and himself. John Kaag followed in Nietzsche’s footsteps, like Mann, Adorno, Jung, Levi, Hesse and many other of his pilgrims did, on the hills of Sils – Maria in Switzerland, where he wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra. And, he did it twice. First time as a nineteen-year-old young man, almost killing himself on the verge of anorexia and the second 18 years later visiting the same place with his wife and young daughter, retracing the same steps and paths but coming to different conclusions and contemplating different questions.

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ISBN: 9780374170011
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 25th, 2018