Coolhaus Ice Cream Recipe Book

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. Well, pipe down because there’s a book that’ll help you make awesome ice cream flavors like Bourbon Pecan Pie and Chicken and Waffle. Coolhaus Ice Cream Recipe Book ($20) grew from the Coolhaus food truck dreamt up by Natasha Case and Freya Estreller. Both started off in architecture and real estate, respectively, and now have ended up with a national ice cream brand. 240 pages of every kind of ice cream you can imagine, including an extensive vegan and vegetarian selection.

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2oo1: A Space Odyssey’

Truly great movies don’t come along every year. Unless you count Kevin Hart or Kevin James movies. Those guys are classic. We need a buddy movie with those two. 100 to 1 odds they’d do a fish out of water movie. Without those two, we’re left with such movies as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 2014 plants fifty candles on the spaceship-shaped cake of his film masterpiece. TASCHEN, who make amazing books, comes out with the very special, The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2oo1: A Space Odyssey’ ($750).

Four volumes of material documenting the amazing set designs, special effects and very unique correspondence between Kubrick and his co-screenwriter, Arthur C. Clarke. In effect, a peek at how talented people collaborated and produced something groundbreaking.

Additional materials include never-before-seen photographs taken straight from the Kubrick Archives. The book comes in a monolith-shaped metallic box and a limited run of 1,500 copies.

Godzilla: The Art of Destruction

Get a great companion piece to go along with the recent Godzilla release. Godzilla: The Art of Destruction ($27) includes 156 pages of illustrations, storyboards and sketches that show a behind-the-scenes view of the movie’s creation from conception to the silver screen. There is one dinosaur though, that might be a worthy challenger to Godzilla’s title.

The Mac + Cheese Cookbook

Macaroni and cheese used to be a cheap, filling and quick meal for students and kids. Now, Homeroom out of Oakland, California, have turned it into something more. And their book, The Mac + Cheese Cookbook ($14), will SHOCK AND AMAZE you…with all their gourmet recipes for the old standby. Introducing hip flavors like sriracha mac and cheese, truffle mac and cheese and vegan mac and cheese. We’d like to suggest other flavors like cheesy mac and cheese, and mack-a-doodle cheesy mac.

They also include recipes for side dishes like Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and frozen Peanut Butter Pie. Mmm…pie. Pick up a copy now, and if you’re in Oakland, go visit them.

The Insect Cookbook: Mealworm Ravioli Never Tasted Better

In the future, there might not be enough meat to go around. Overpopulation, water shortages and many more factors will lead to humans obtaining protein from sources such as insects. Get a head start on the competition with The Insect Cookbook ($21). In it, they’ll teach you where to buy insects, obviously how to cook them and how to store them. Learn how to satisfy the munchies with burgers, crepes and pizzas, all prepared with delectable insects. “Chipotle? Pssh. No thanks. Not unless they serve grilled grasshoppers inside.”

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

If you could learn writing from Hemingway, Steinbeck or Salinger, you would. If you could learn photography from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, and Martin Parr, then you must. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs ($13) by Henry Carroll collects advice and tips using photos from those renowned photographers, among others, as examples and gives you a wealth of information to taking better photographs.

The book is divided into 5 sections: composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. It leaves out the techie mumbo-jumbo and tells you simply, how to take great photographs. This will help kickstart that home garage studio for bikini models you’ve been planning.

Manbque’s Meat, Beer, Rock & Roll Cookbook

Meat. Beer. Rock n’ Roll. What else does a guy need? Ok, maybe sports. But the online ManBQue community sure has the first three. They grew out of Chicago’s rock n’ roll community and expanded coast to coast. Now, they’ve dropped a dream cookbook on men, ManBQue: Meat. Beer. Rock and Roll ($16). The title says it all. Inside, recipes and suggestions on perfecting burgers, steaks, wings and sausages. Those are the four basic food groups, right? Head over to ManBQue after buying the book and join all things meat, beer and rock n’ roll.

Michael Jordan: The Life

The greatest basketball player ever. Not just on the court, but off the court also. Revolutionized the sneaker industry and made millions and millions. Horrible franchise owner though, but no one bats a thousand. Award-winning sportswriter Roland Lazenby examines Michael Jordan in his new book, Michael Jordan: The Life ($22).

Lazenby’s book goes into Jordan’s family background, his well-known competitive streak and head coach Kevin Loughery’s system of giving the ball to Jordan all the time, and the less than accommodating reactions of his teammates to it. Check out David Halberstam’s biography of Michael Jordan, Playing For Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made ($15), for another great read on Jordan.