Writing to the one you love is a time-honored tradition, no matter if you're a duke using a quill and ink or a modern day romantic letting your feelings be known 140 characters at a time. In either case, Love Letters of Great Men can provide some inspiration. This 150-page compilation of letters from throughout time includes poems and letters of both true loves and scandalous affairs alike from some of history's most well known men.
There was a time when the only alcoholic beverage you thought to pair with a meal was wine. That time is in the past. Food & Beer is a new book by Canadian chef Daniel Burns and Evil Twin head brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø. The two have a shared space in Brooklyn called Tørst, a well designed beer bar. Just a few steps away is Luksus, a Michelin-starred restaurant where Jeppe helps with beer pairings. Both spaces are profiled in the book along with over 75 recipes from the duo. Further proof that beer is just as welcome alongside fine dining as any other beverage.
The lives of Americans once revolved around products made of wood. The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees is a book about how one man cut down an ash tree and find out how many items could be made from it. From bookmarks to spatulas to an axe handle, the variety of items that the tree bears shows just how important they are to our culture. The US was once covered in trees, and while that's no longer the case, a book like this shows just how important they still are.