Perhaps now more than ever, two of the things we’re in dire need of are escapism and inspiration. And so, really, How to Drink Like a Writer: Recipes for the Cocktails and Libations that Inspired 100 Literary Greats, which includes actual recipes for drinks — both classic and charmingly unusual — couldn’t have come out at a better time. Indulging in Valley of the Dolls as a late July delight? Try it with Jacqueline Susann’s 2 Red Dolls and a Shot of Scotch. Basking in the tub reading love poems? Take Pablo Neruda’s Pisco Sour in there with you.
Food from every angle: From Medium x Mark Bittman