Wine Simplified

Making the world of wines digestible

From Open Air Publishing—the group behind the swine-focused “Better Bacon Book“—comes “Wine Simplified,” an iOS-based user’s guide to wine. The multimedia book includes 13 chapters with information from reading labels to the role of climate in viticulture. The book is written by sommelier and wine educator Marnie Old alongside wine and spirit authority Anthony Giglio, who also spearhead the 90 minutes of video segments. The …

Making Things Story

Shopping and machining combine in Story's latest concept store

In yet another stellar iteration of Story, Rachel Shechtman presents “Making Things,” a temporary concept store focused on the act of creation. Part retail experience, part educational series, Story partnered with GE to debut “GE Garages,” a community venture that hopes to provide professionals and novices alike with education on and access to advanced technologies. The center is enabled by TechShop—a member-based DIY workspace—and created …

Kill the Recipe

Mark Gravel presents a playful guide to radical beanmaking

Mark Gravel is a boss of beans, a leader of legumes, a pioneer of plant-based eating. His new book, “Kill the Recipe: A Cookbook & Visual Guidebook on the Basics of Radical Beanmaking & Plant-based Eating,” introduces beans to at-home chefs while championing the benefits of the food group. Rife with practical information, the book is also gorgeously designed, with hand-written text and hand-drawn images …