From a celebrity chef’s favorite recipes to a contemporary take on how to run an entrepreneurial business, these books offer food for thought to enjoy reading by the fireside.
Eat Your Drink: Culinary Cocktails
A self-described, self-taught cocktail chef, Matthew Biancaniello was inspired by the farm-to-table dining scene to create drink menus using local produce from the Los Angeles–area farmers markets. $22.99 (hardcover); $11.99 (e-book).
Big American Cookbook
Hot off the presses in October, Chef Mario Batali shares 250 favorite recipes from across America. He claims these are the best dishes from all walks of Americana culture—church socials, state fairs, and generations of cooks. $24.34 hardcover, $12.99 Kindle.
Written by FSR’s own East Coast beer editor, Jeff Cioletti, this book canvasses the many varieties of beers and the best ways to serve them. He also shares historical perspectives, a bit of pop culture nostalgia, and a look into the individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. $24.99 (softcover).
Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
Anyone with an entrepreneurial bent—especially restaurant operators—will relish the insights of Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, which operates a restaurant and was among the first to focus on culinary-inspired beers. His book explores what happens when businesses replace competition with collaboration. $25 (hardcover); $16.99 (e-book).