Third Place Books welcomes J.M. Hirsch—editorial director of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street—to our Seward Park store! Hirsch will be discussing his mixology book Pour Me Another as well as the cookbook Milk Street: Cook What You Have: Make a Meal Out of Almost Anything, authored by Christopher Kimball. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
Copies of Pour Me Another and Cook What You Have will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!
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A go-to guide for discovering your new favorite cocktails: Use the drinks you already know and love to explore a world of delicious new spirits, combinations, and flavors.
Pour Me Another starts with a simple premise: you know which cocktails you like, but what's next? Expert mixologist Hirsch has your answer in this cocktail book that explores the concept of starting with what you know and discovering what you love, breaking down the possibilities of gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey, guided by your specific tastes and preferences. It's a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of great drinks.
Beginning with the first drinks to define or popularize those spirits—well known and beloved by now—Hirsch journeys through history and across your palate to uncover forgotten recipes and discover new combinations for the amateur mixologist. Pour Me Another is a simple and intuitive guide for exploring the many ways in which the liquors and cocktails we are most familiar with can serve as springboards for making delicious discoveries. Across 250 recipes divided into five chapters, Hirsch will show you why the drinks we know and love should only ever be just the beginning.
Expand your palate and discover your new favorite beverage with the endless possibilities in this essential handbook for the cocktail lovers and home mixologists everywhere. Bartender, pour me another!
Stop shopping and start cooking what you have. Your pantry's possibilities are endless. Milk Street will help you transform whatever you already have into bright, bold meals from around the world.
Got a can of chickpeas? It can become anything from a quick hummus to a curry spiked with sweet carrots, from a garlicky chickpea soup to a bowl of crispy canned beans with lemon and scallions.
Or grab that can of tomatoes from the back of the cabinet. It can become spicy one-pot pasta all'arrabbiata, chilaquiles rojos, a rich shakshuka with poached eggs or a chicken and tortilla soup.
Turn to the refrigerator, where eggs and leftover vegetables are the start of cheesy migas, a Spanish tortilla with potato chips or a quick fried rice. Chicken breasts or thighs from the freezer become Hungarian chicken paprikash or hearty chicken salad with green tahini. Cooks in Amalfi, Italy, taught us to turn a wedge of Parmesan and lemons on the counter into a light yet flavorful pesto. And that's just the start. Desserts, too, come together easily with ingredients everyone keeps on hand.
These 225 recipes begin with the most common ingredients in your kitchen, but they provide more than a lesson in practicality. They teach an improvisational, creative way to cook.
That's when cooking becomes an adventure.
J.M. Hirsch is a James Beard Award-winning food and travel writer. He is editorial director of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, a Boston-based food media company with a 140,000-circulation print magazine, award-winning cookbooks and public television and radio shows that reach millions of viewers and listeners. His previous cookbooks include High Flavor, Low Labor and Beating the Lunchbox Blues. He is the former national food editor for The Associated Press and lives in New Hampshire with his son, husband and two cats.
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