Books to Devour

Eat Your Way Through Comedian Jim Gaffigan's Day Of Food

Stand-up comic loves "eaties," hates "foodies."
Oct 23, 2014 1:00 pm

You may know Jim Gaffigan as the stand-up comedian who shot to fame by, get this, saying what we've all been thinking about Hot Pockets. His book, which came out Tuesday, is simply titled Food: A Love Story. The cover art is awesome. What are his qualifications to write a book? Nothing, he's funny and likes to chow down. Microwave something cheesy and check out some highlights.

Jenji Kohan's Orange Is The New Black Cookbook, Now On Sale

Get your three square meals a day (and then some!)
Oct 14, 2014 12:30 pm

I'm breaking out the big gray sweatshirt for Orange Is The New Black Presents: The Cookbook, on sale today. I'm kidding, I don't have a big gray sweatshirt. But the kitchen scenes in the show will definitely inspire a week of Red-inspired chicken Kiev, Christmas tamales and enough Master Cleanse juice to require new intestines altogether. (I call it the gastro-shank.) Don't leave for your prison sentence without some new reading material.

Drink Your Superfoods: This New Book Will Show You How

Jason Manheim's book goes beyond quinoa and kale
Sep 5, 2014 9:00 am

Superfood this, superfood that – by now, we’ve all heard so much about superfoods and seen them become just another marketing tool, like “natural.” Here to restore your faith is Superfood Juices, Smoothies & Drinks, a new cookbook by Jason Manheim that focuses on superfood ingredients, which “contain an exceptional amount of nutrition per serving.” Try these two colorful and unusual superfood drink recipes from the book.

34 New Cookbooks We'll Be Reading This Fall

Chefs, butchering, baking, booze, vegan. Yes!
Aug 28, 2014 9:00 am

The fall cookbook season is a busy time of year for the book publishing industry — with the summer behind us, there’s the promise of more time in the kitchen. And then the holidays hit and…what makes a better gift than a cookbook?! Take a look at some of the books we’re really excited about buying this fall.

Templeton Rye Is More Than Great Whiskey, It's American Folklore In A Bottle

Al Capone was a big fan of Iowa town's main export
Jul 24, 2014 3:00 pm

In his new book, Gentlemen Bootleggers, author Bryce Bauer explores how a tiny German Catholic town in rural Iowa became a mecca for illegal rye whiskey during Prohibition. Here's the quick-and-dirty backstory on a quintessentially American brand, Templeton Rye.

Please Watch The Ovenly Cookbook Teaser And Pretty Much Feel Better About Your Day

Brooklyn bakeshop is releasing something special
Jul 21, 2014 11:00 am

The duo behind Brooklyn bakeshop Ovenly has released a teaser video that gives you a little taste of their upcoming book, which is set to be released in the fall. It's fun, warm, super creative, cupcake serious. We expect no less from the book. 

Drinking Is A Science (Seriously) And This Book Is Proof (Literally)

Liquor lessons from author Adam Rogers
Jun 25, 2014 10:00 am

Ever wonder about the physics behind getting the head just right on pint of Guinness? Or, what it is about being drunk that makes you slur. Or, why a bender causes you to feel like utter shit the next day. Adam Rogers' new book Proof has the answers. Well, most of the answers, anyway.

Food Writer Nevin Martell Prefers Eating Piranhas To The Opposite

Exotic meals are a tradition in author's family
Jun 12, 2014 10:00 am

In his new memoir, Freak Show Without a Tent, author Nevin Martell reflects on some unusual family vacations, which involved things like drinking hallucinogenic kava and dining on roasted canary, among other weird experiences.


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