As anyone who's visited a food truck in recent times can attest, macaroni and cheese makes a great side to pretty much anything — and can come in a variety of permutations. The Mac & Cheese Cookbook is a testament to this, as it packs in 50 recipes from Homeroom, an Oakland restaurant that serves nothing but mac and cheese. From Sriracha Mac to a dessert version that tastes like peanut butter pie, it'll have you cooking up tasty treats in no time.
Growing up in the late '80s and early '90s certainly had its drawbacks — hair metal, hair styles in general, Hammer pants, etc. — but one thing you didn't miss out on is video games. With the NES firmly entrenched, upstart Sega released the Genesis, starting a bit-based battle that still rages today (albeit with different players). Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation takes a look at the, ahem, genesis of this rivalry through the lens of more than 200 interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, telling a fascinating story and making it a must-read for fans of retro gaming.
For such a simple drink, the old-fashioned sure can cause a fuss. The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore is an ode to this magical mixture of whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice, from its birth as the original cocktail in the 19th century to its rebirth in modern-day craft cocktail bars. Alongside the stories and excellent photography you'll also find over 40 recipes, including classic variations, regional varieties, and updated modern takes. A great read for any cocktail or whiskey lover.