The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The Animators is a smoky, sharp, booze-fueled ride from a gritty art studio in Brooklyn to the hilly backcountry of east Kentucky and back. What better way to kick back and settle into this thrilling book than with some smooth Kentucky Bourbon. Cheers!


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

As the savvy restaurateur Changho points out, "Any fool can make a marinade and grill meat, but the customer needs a fine array of banchan to make him feel like he's dining like a king, wouldn't you say?" We agree, which is we went for these pickled, salty little treats while reading our February selection, Pachinko.


Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson

Warning! Our February selection Perfect Little World will make you pretty hungry as you read about how "In the smokehouse of the Whole Hog BBQ, Izzy mixed together salt, pepper, and vinegar in a bucket using a wooden oar." We sated our hunger by grabbing some hillcountrybbq pulled pork for ourselves.