Literature

The Sriracha Cookbook

You’ve drizzled the addictively spicy chili sauce over your breakfast eggs, noodles, and French fries, but now it’s time to take your Sriracha obsession to bold, new heights. Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as: Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more. $10 at Amazon.

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us

Legendary beer expert Charlie Bamforth presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it’s come from, and where it’s headed. From centuries-old cultural values to radical new approaches, craft brewing to globalization, it’s an amazing story. Bamforth tells it all–with humor, behind-the-scenes insight, and sheer joy! $17 at Amazon.

Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom

Celebrating the drinks of generations past, offering up descriptions, histories, and recipes for over 60 vintage cocktails. $10 at Amazon.

License To Inspire by the Central Illustration Agency

CIA’s debut book is a collection of work from some of the world’s most inspired illustrators and the story of the agency that represents them. Illustrated 256 page hardcover, designed by Staziker Jones & published by Pirum Press, the book is a beautifully crafted with a stimulating mix of wonderful imagery and fascinating comment from key movers and shakers within the world of commercial illustration. $40 at CIA.

Girls And Corpses Magazine

Yes, this is a real publication! Only $7 an issue. More info at Girls And Corpses.

Imbibe! by David Wondrich

Wondrich’s engaging, staggeringly well-researched book Imbibe! does double duty, detailing the rise of “Professor” Jerry Thomas, the colorful innovator and impresario who helped create America’s cocktail culture in the late 19th century, as well as describing, in loving detail, the archival cocktails of the era. This is first book about spirits to win a prestigious James Beard Award, previously given only to cookbooks. $18 from Amazon.

The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel by Greg Keyes

Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, Tamriel is threatened anew by an ancient and all-consuming evil. It is Umbriel, a floating city that casts a terrifying shadow–for wherever it falls, people die and rise again.

And it is in Umbriel’s shadow that a great adventure begins, and a group of unlikely heroes meet. A legendary prince with a secret. A spy on the trail of a vast conspiracy. A mage obsessed with his desire for revenge. And Annaig, a young girl in whose hands the fate of Tamriel may rest . . . .

Based on the award-winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the first of two exhilarating novels following events that continue the story from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 Game of the Year.

Excerpt at Random House. $10 at Amazon.

EDIT: Just so everyone knows, I LOVE Oblivion. Favorite game EVAR. Next, I LOVE Fallout3. So, basically, I LOVE Bethesda Softworks. If Bethesda ever asked me if I wanted to work for them, I would drop whatever I was doing at the moment, and run toward them with open arms. *Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink*
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Fray – Magazine of True Stories and Original Art

Issue 3 is the product of months of work by dozens of people. It is 60 pages, 8.5×11, perfect bound, offset printed on FSC-certified paper. It includes 28 original illustrations, 18 true stories, one interview, and a full-page spread of 36 lips. It includes the phrases: opposed to cunnilingus, atrocity before dinner, sticky wetness on my palm, volcano of inappropriateness, and zipping up the darkness. Issue 1 and 2 are also awesome. $12 each at Fray.

The New Illustrated Library Of Science And Invention – Ca. 1960s

Very cool. Found on HI + LOW. More on Flickr. Assemble your own set at AbeBooks.

No. Zine

No.Zine is an independent arts zine, released in series, the first collection; 1 to 3 features a variety of young artists, designers, writers, photographers and illustrators. Each issue is conceptually centred around it’s issue number. Curation, illustration, design and art-direction by Patrick Fry with the help of many great contributors. For contacts for all the contributors, see the links. About $30 at No.Zine.