On the Shelf of a Well-Read Gentleman

book - Dinner With Jackson Pollock

There are three important objects of ownership for every man. There are the things that a gentleman wants, the things that a gentleman needs and, of course, the things that a gentleman ‘reads’. Every man should indulge in a little reading every now and then to better himself, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help you find something worthy of your library.

Starting with:

Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature

You may think that you know a man by his accomplishments, but you never really know his worth until you’ve tasted his cooking. Think about it – it’s the kitchen where a man will share his true insights on life, love and everything in between. If you really want to get inside the head of a great artist, such as Jackson Pollock, this book takes you to the source – the kitchen.

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The North American Whiskey Guide from Behind the Bar

You may know your whiskey, but not many have had the opportunity to taste over 900 of the world’s greatest varieties. And not just that, but also pair them with the best cigars and whiskey-based cocktails. This is the ultimate guide to whiskey, for the man who only has time for the best.

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The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

Being a man has little to do with how big your truck is or how many ripples are displayed on your ab washboard. This book takes on the big responsibility of teaching the art of being a man from some of history’s ‘greatest men,’ including Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt. We thought we knew it all… and by the second chapter – we realized how wrong we were.

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Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants (2015)

You wouldn’t ask a florist where to find the freshest shrimp in the mid-west – any more than you’d ask a fisherman how to pair a rose with a petunia. If you want great food, you need to go straight to the source, which in this case, is over 600 of the world’s best chefs including Jason Atherton, Shannon Bennett, Helena Rizzo, Massimo Bottura, Yotam Ottolenghi and Yoshihiro Narisawa. Some books are inspirational, some are instructional – this one is both.

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