This is the definitive resource for all modern meat lovers. In The Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide To Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, And Other Meaty Goods ($22) provides you with 125 recipes as well as step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions on how to make smoked, brined, skewered, cured, rolled, braised, stuffed and tied meats in your own kitchen. There is also a guide to sourcing, butchering and then cooking the finest cuts of meat known to mankind. Meat preservation is one of the oldest of the traditional food arts. Despite its history the craft charcuterie trend has really captured our imaginations, and scores of new charcuteries have opened in recent years. None is so highly regarded and well loved as the Fatted Calc in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we have it's founders to thank for this great book.
Adam Carolla is a man on a mission; he had had enough of the insanity that exists in modern America. The ability to reason has been removed thanks to the crystal rubbing, Oprah-watching, wholefood shopping moms and their whipped into place lawyer husbands. In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chick's ($10) is Carolla's comic gospel on life in America today. A society who views a peanut and jelly sandwich as the spawn of the devil and thinks the bathroom is no place to pee. This is an excellent book that cements Carolla's place as one of our best comedians/cultural commentators/complainers. An absolute gem.
The Presto line from Nike was first introduced more than a decade and a half ago. During that time they've transcended performance running to become a fixture in the industry. The latest drop comes in the form of the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit Black & White ($169). Nike has remastered the mesh uppers with lightweight and supportive Flyknit materials. These updated materials give you a breathable sock-like fit that moves with your foot. The TPU cage is reengineered to fit the Flyknit upper while the ultra-tooling with rubber in high contact wear areas delivers improved comfort and durability.
If you're looking for a challenging model to build then look no further than the Metal Earth Apollo Lunar Lander ($13). If you don't know the story, the Lunar Lander was the spacecraft that carried two astronauts from the orbiter to the surface of the moon and back. Six lunar modules landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972. The model is made from laser cut steel and when fully assembled measures 2"x2"x4" (lxwxh). If this model is too challenging give the Metal Earth Mars Rover ($11) a shot.
The latest KD release is the military inspired Nike KD VI NSW Lifestyle QS Camo ($145). It features an understated tiger camo print that has nice reflective properties due to a reflective layer along the upper. It also includes leather panels, metal eyelets, rope laces, and boot styling. The Nike Swoosh is embossed adding additional interest to the shoe. You can pick up a pair today at End Clothing.
It's spring, so we're starting to get looks at a lot of cool bikes. The latest is the Dutchmann Vicious Bike ($4,800). If you want one of these beautiful bikes you need to act fact because only 10 will be made. Each bike is the result of a collaboration between Duncan MacIntyre, one of the best bicycle frame builders in South Africa, and composite expert Anton Dekker.The frame is hand-brazed and made from Reynolds 653 and Columbus steel tubing, which is known for its strength-to-weight ratio. The frame is then stripped and coppered by Gavin Oliver.The wheels are bespoke Tri-Spoke wheels made from carbon fiber composites. The process to build these, includes a custom mold, and hand-layering of 4 layers of composites & honey-comb to create high performance rims. They are available with either a fixed gear hub or coaster.