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About Nick Fauchald
Nick Fauchald is a Twin Cities-based writer, editor and publisher. He's worked as an editor at Food & Wine, Wine Spectator and Every Day with Rachael Ray magazines, and was the editor in chief of TastingTable.com from its launch 2008 until 2011. He's also the publisher of Short Stack Editions, a series of small-format cookbooks about inspiring ingredients, which launched in 2013, and the founding publisher of Dovetail Press, a publishing company that pairs impactful books with original products. He's the author of several books about cooking and cocktails, including Cocktail Codex, which was named the 2019 "Book of the Year" by the James Beard Foundation.
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Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference.
Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails, Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails. But more than just a collection of recipes, Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night; Death & Co—like its namesake bar—is bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to—or invent—if you want to try something new.
Praise for Cocktail Codex
“Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach.”—Food & Wine
“Too bad all college textbooks weren’t this much fun.”—Garden & Gun
“A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike.”—Chicago Tribune
“If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you’ll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?”—Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COCKTAIL BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE AND SALON • “The mad geniuses behind Death & Co have elevated cocktail creation to punk-rock artistry. This dazzling book brings their brilliance home.”—Aisha Tyler
Imagine you’re a rookie bartender and this is your handbook. Your training begins with a boot camp of sorts, where you follow the same path a Death & Co bartender would to discover your own palate and preferences, learn how to select ingredients, understand what makes a great cocktail work, and mix drinks like an old pro. Then it’s time to invite your friends over to show off the batched and ready-to-pour mixtures you stored in the freezer so you could enjoy your guests instead of making drinks all night.
More than 600 recipes anchor the book, including classics, low-ABV and nonalcoholic cocktails, and hundreds of signature creations developed by the Death & Co teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver. With hundreds of evocative photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive, visually arresting manual is destined to break new ground in home bars across the world—and make your next get-together the invite of the year.
The first cookbook from Short Stack Editions, an artful collection of 150 new and original recipes organized by ingredient from IACP and James Beard Award–winning cookbook authors, chefs, food writers, recipe testers, and editors.
The ethos behind Short Stack Editions is simple: Pair honest, common ingredients with trusted voices in the culinary world for inspired recipes home cooks can actually use. And for their first cookbook, Short Stack founders Nick Fauchald and Kaitlyn Goalen call upon their acclaimed contributors to extend their love letters to favorite ingredients. Exclusively created for this cookbook, these recipes–from all-star chefs, food writers, editors, and stylists–are destined to become favorites.
Organized by 18 ingredients, including Apples, Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Butter, Cheddar, Eggs, Tomatoes, Greek Yogurt, Honey, Hot Chile Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Sourdough, Whole Chicken, and Winter Squash, The Short Stack Cookbook takes readers though staples found in the kitchen and presents new ways to cook with everyday items. Contributors include:
- Virginia Willis (author of Bon Appétit, Y’all)
- Sara Jenkins (chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author)
- Ian Knauer (IACP nominee and editor at Food & Wine)
- Soa Davies (producer of Eric Ripert’s cookbook On the Line and TV show Avec Eric)
- Susan Spungen (founding food editor for Martha Stewart Living)
- Angie Mosier (food stylist, photographer, and writer for Food & Wine and the New York Times)
- Rebekah Peppler (writer and food stylist)
- Alison Roman (BuzzFeed food editor)
- Sarah Baird (writer and culinary anthropologist)
- Julia Sherman (artist, photographer, writer, and editor of Salad for President)
- Michael Harlan Turkell (award-winning photographer)
- Julia Turshen (cookbook author)
- Megan Scott (recipe developer)
- Tyler Kord (chef-owner of the No. 7 group)
- Paul Grimes (food stylist)
- Beth Lipton (food director for Health magazine)
The Short Stack Cookbook is the perfect gift for the nostalgic, design-centric home cook looking for recipe inspiration for their weekly farmer’s market haul or CSA farm box.