Tuesday, June 2, 2015


"I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at the people."
                                                                            -Charles Bukowski
I've got a little something for everyone with this month's reading list.  Moving on from Italian to Mexican in cooking, good habits to make - and to break - and a couple great easy reads to take into summer.  Take a look below and make sure to grab a copy of one of these books the next time you are looking for a good read!
I had to pick this up after binge watching the ABC show based on this memoir by Eddie Huang.  If you've had a chance to catch an episode, you know that Huang is an absolute riot.  Following along on his childhood and trying to find his place in the world by making his own spot is a really great time.  After the book the next stop will have to be to grab a sandwich at BAOHAUS in the East Village.  Hands down a must-read.
THE POWER OF HABIT - Charles Duhigg
This book has been a huge help for me.  The human being is built to fall into habits.  It is our nature; that can be a good or bad thing.  The Power of Habit breaks down the good, bad, and ugly and helps to build new paths to get into the habits that you want.  It's something I flip through and have carried a lot of the information forward with me to make positive changes in my every day life.
THE DINNER - Herman Koch
What would summer be without a great thriller to take to the beach?  The Dinner is a page turner that will keep you interested until the end needing to know how these families' lives will turn out.  If you liked Gone Girl, you'll love The Dinner.

MEXICO: THE COOKBOOK - Margarita Carrillo Arronte
This may be my most prized possession.  To be clear, this is not a book, this is a piece of art.  This is your Bible for all Mexican cooking.  There are hundreds of recipes that are 100% authentic.  Yes, that does mean that you may have to look harder for ingredients and possibly buy some tools, but it is completely worth it.  Hell, even if you don't like to cook you will still love looking through the amazing photography in this.  
*Also doubles as a great free weight.

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