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Today in Gear: August 29, 2013

Fuloon Inflatable Backseat Car Mattress Calling all stand-up comics freshly moved to LA in the hopes of seeing their name up in lights: don’t let the prospect of living out of your car for months on end dissuade you. “What’s the deal with airline peanuts this backseat mattress,” you ask? It’s an inflatable affair about…

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Today in Gear: August 13, 2013

Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Whiskey Ready-made cocktails are wariness-inducing, oftentimes saccharine malt beverages — the drinkers of which refer to them as “bevvies”. Slow & Low is not part of that drinker’s scourge. Rather, this is a rye-whiskey-based Old Fashioned simmered with raw honey, orange peel and horehound to produce an easy-drinking cocktail right out…

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Today in Gear: August 1, 2013

Cyrus Noble Bourbon One jug of this Kentucky-distilled, San Francisco-bottled 90-proof bourbon can be had for less as you might pay for a night at the movies, yet returns worlds more entertainment. It’s been around since the gold rush days, and who wouldn’t want to tipple a glass of affordable Americana born of the days…

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Today in Gear: June 27, 2013

Killspencer Black Leather Hardshell Briefcase Sir, step away from the messenger bag. This case has room for everything you’ll need for a day at the office — pockets that’ll fit a 15-inch MacBook Pro, A 1.5-inch binder, an 11-inch MacBook Air, an iPad mini, and all your various work accoutrement. Get it monogrammed; don’t use…

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Today in Gear: May 8, 2013

IMAX Private Theater Maybe you’re a sheik, maybe you bought into APL early; regardless, you’re a movie buff, so this is a no-brainer. IMAX designers work with your architects (you have those right?) to offer their expertise, and once the in-home theater is done, IMAX continues to monitor and service your system 24/7/365. imaxprivatetheatre.com Smoke:…

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Today in Gear: May 7, 2013

Halda Watches Halda’s interchangeable concept watches feature base “time platforms” and multiple “time modules” in a horological version of Face Off. Mechanical and digital modules for both the “Race Pilot” and the “Space Discovery” mean you can tailor your look and your timekeeping features to your environment. haldasweden.com Kreg Tool Automaxx Bench Klamp System This…

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A reference guide for the beeferati

MoB | Beef Books

People always ask us, “How do you find time to read when you’re busy eating all that beef?” We kill two steer with one stone — that’s how. The market for beef books is robust, so we’ve winnowed the list of our favorite beef-related cookbooks and resources to only five. That should be easy enough…

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Not lost in translation

Guide to the Foreign Japanese Kitchen

Traditional Japanese cooking can be incredibly daunting if you’re not, well, Japanese. Moé Takemura helps confused Westerners and Japanese expats alike in her Guide to the Foreign Japanese Kitchen ($49), which thoroughly and simply details the necessities of Japanese cuisine from ingredients to silverware. Each of the 30 meals in the book is laid out…

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A new reason to dine in

Modernist Cuisine at Home

Have a date this weekend you want to impress and can’t get a reservation at Alinea? If you have some cooking chops, or a partner that’s attracted to unproven culinary hubris, we suggest making a romantic dinner for two with the help of Modernist Cuisine at Home ($140). The take home version of the James…

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The First American Cookbook

American Cookery by Amelia Simmons

American Cookery ($10) is the first cookbook written by an American. Strangely, the only details that are actually known about its author come from the words “American orphan” found on the cover. Other hints from the book’s text suggest she was a domestic laborer who lacked formal education. The book was published originally in 1796…

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No more fishy business

For Cod and Country

We like author Barton Seaver’s new book, For Cod and Country ($18), for two reasons — neither of which involve the deplorable wordplay in its title. The first is that it’s filled with creative recipes for fish that will surely impress cod-fearing dinner guests if executed correctly (re: not like tuna surprise). The second, and…

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All the Food That's Worthy to Print

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century

Cookbooks may not be the first thing you’re looking to whip out your wallet for, but having few around is certainly something we’d recommend. Especially if you hope to pull off a home-cooked meal at some point to prove your not completely worthless. Luckily, New York Times food columnist Amanda Hesser has put together a…

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Memorial Day Weekend Make Gear Patrol Hungry!

Bobby Flay’s Grilling Giveaway | Sponsored by Food2

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and thus, the summer grilling season is officially underway. Of course, being the man that you are, you have the right, nay… obligation to grill year-round, but summer is the big show. In honor of the season, Gear Patrol and our friends at Food2 want to set you up…