Life’s simple pleasures, in no particular order:
Reading. Cocktails. Nachos.
A new publishing imprint hopes to bring you all those pleasures — simultaneously.
It’s called Dovetail, and it pairs great books on booze, food and entertaining with actual, high-end booze, food and entertaining accoutrements.
The service — which launches Sept. 20 but is available for preorder now — enlists top food and drink experts, asks them write up some colorful, photo-heavy hardcover guides ... and then pairs those guides with appropriately cool products.
Think: glassware and cutting boards with an entertainment guide. A unique pour-over press with a coffee guide. And so on.
End result: great guides, great gift ideas, great hosting know-how.
At launch, Dovetail offers three book/product packages:
Host: A home entertainment guide (“simple recipes for food, cocktails and gatherings”) from our friends at W&P Design — they of the Carry On Cocktail Kit and the Mason Shaker. Here, they pair the book with a handsome American walnut cutting board, a wine key, cocktail carafe and glassware. If you want a quick guide to making tomahawk rib-eye with a charred-ramp chimichurri or stocking a 10-bottle bar, this is your book.
Brew: The ultimate “bean-to-brew” guide for coffee connoisseurs from “Dear Coffee, I Love You” curator (and TED Talks coffee expert) Brian W. Jones. The book arrives with a Pour-Over Press home-brewing system and an extensive coffee guide ... which includes a bevy of “slow coffee” prep how-tos and a few great recipes (a Red-Eye Manhattan? Don’t mind if we do!).
Buenos Nachos!: A guide to your favorite finger foods, paired with “The Baking Blanket” silicone mat and a four-sided, gold pyramid-shaped “Nacho Grater.” Recipes sourced from both celebs (from Bill Hader’s queso to Big Freedia’s “Creole Crawfish Nachos”) and celebrity chefs (like Andrew Zimmern).
Happy eating. Happy reading.
Main image via W&P Design