Weekend Reads

 
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1. GREAT GIFTS

Check out our own “Modello’s holiday gift picks” if you haven’t already. Then, if you still need a whack of other ideas, Food 52 covers all the basics for the food and wine love in “30 Gifts That Keep On Giving.”

 

2. BRINGIN’ HOME THE HONEY

Micheal Snyder’s “The Honey Hunters,” appearing in Lucky Peach magazine, is a beautiful travel piece set in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh—following the group of men whose livelihood puts them in great danger. 

 
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3. OUR NEIGHBOUR’S FLAVOURS

In NPR’s “How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine,” we get the inside on Sarah Lohman’s new book on the same topic. In it, we learn that food history is inextricably tied to the cultural fabric and immigrant history of the country. 

 

4. OUR OWN FLAVOURS, TOO

What’s the difference between eggnog and moose milk? Adam McDowell digs into his family history to tell the story of this Canadian holiday beverage that includes Canadian Whisky and a mug that looks like a moose. Check out: “Moose milk: Canada’s answer to Eggnog” in Imbibe Magazine.

 

5. FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN

But if you’re in the mood for something more classic, and served in a glass not shaped like an animal, check out Punch’s “In Search of the Ultimate Manhattan”—informed by 17 of America’s best bartenders. 

 
 
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