Empirical Spirits Enters the US Market

A brand new online store expands access to category-defying releases

Founded in 2017 by noma alumni Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, Copenhagen-based Empirical Spirits is set to fill a particular hole in the US spirit industry by expanding their online store (in partnership with Domestique) to ship to customers stateside. Whereas most American distilleries rely on strict, centuries-old spirit category rules, Empirical relies on flavor and flavor alone. Rather than call their product a gin …

Six Thoughtful New Cookbooks

Elevate your home chef skills with these diverse guides

More than how-to guides, cookbooks tell stories—whether it’s once-lost traditions or modern-day innovations. In these recently published cookbooks, readers can learn secret family recipes, inventive plant-based dishes, clever fermented fare and much more. And, beyond the delicious dishes, each of these creative books tell a unique tale—from a love letter to Detroit, to a thoughtful approach to dining solo—that will simultaneously elevate your kitchen skills. A …

Rene Redzepi: “A Work in Progress”

Meditations, snapshots, recipes and more in this three-book collection

Packaged together with a cheerful yellow band, the three volumes of Rene Redzepi‘s latest cookbook are almost sculptural, but it is what is inside that is most intriguing. Unlike more traditional food publications, “A Work in Progress” puts emphasis on the unique thought process and creative philosophy that has distinguished Noma as a restaurant and Redzepi as a chef. The smallest, dark green volume, “Snap …