Jon M. Banner

Jon M.

Jon M.

Main Floor Staff

"Jon lives in a strange and wonderful land called Queens. He enjoys searching though cultural scrap heaps and haunting ethnic groceries in search of the perfect snack. He likes these books. You should read them. "

Would you like other recommendations? Email me at staff+jon-m@strandbooks.com

View:

  • Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits

    By Jason Wilson

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781580082884
    • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
    • Published: September 2010
    Jason Wilson explores the origins of what we drink and the often surprising reasons behind our choices in this unique blend of travelogue, spirits history, and recipe collection. Wilson champions Old World liquors with hard-to-define-flavors - a bitter and complex italian amari, or the ancient, aromatic herbs of Chartreuse, as well as distinctive New World offerings like lively Peruvian pisco. With an eye for adventure, Wislon seeks out visceral experiences at the source of production - visiting fields of spiky agave, entering the heavily and reverently-guarded Jagermeister herb room in Wolfenbuttel, and journeying to the French Alps to determine if mustachioed men in berets really handpick blossoms to make elderflowert liqueur. In addition, there are more than fifty drink recipes from three riffs on the Manhattan to cocktail-geek favorites like the Aviation and the Last Word. These recipes are presented alongside a host of opinionated essays that cherish the rare, uncover the obscure, dethrone the overrated, and unravel the mysteries of taste, trends, and terroir. Index. 232p.
  • Bruce

    By Peter Ames Carlin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781439191828
    • Publisher: Touchstone
    • Published: October 2012
    Featuring in-depth interviews with family, friends and close associates and offering a poignant retrospective from the Boss himself, a sweeping portrait of the 20-time Grammy Award-winning music artist encompasses the breadth of his career and offers insight into his creative process. By the author of Catch a Wave. 100,000 first printing.
  • Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City

    By Robin Nagle

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374299293
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: March 2013
    Charting New York's 400-year struggle with trash, an anthropologist, spending 10 years with sanitation workers of all ranks, takes readers inside New York City's Department of Sanitation where she reveals what it really takes to manage Gotham's garbage. 20,000 first printing.

View: