Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recommended Reading: "Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes," by Adam Ried

I’m not hosting my weekly radio show, tonight, on the Internet station “Radio Once More.” The show will return next week.

I’d like to mention, however, a very enjoyable book by an author who recently appeared on the program. (Actually, it was his second visit to the program.  He was a terrific guest on both occasions.)

Adam Ried is the cooking columnist for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. His book, Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes, was first brought out in 2009 by the publisher W.W. Norton. The softcover edition of the book came out this month, also published by Norton.

The book includes recipes for familiar milkshakes—vanilla, chocolate, strawberry. Yet much of the book highlights the idea of what Ried calls “milkshake modernization.” The book, for example, presents recipes for “Mexican Chocolate Shake with Chipotle and Almond,” “Chocolate-Tangerine Shake,” “Chocolate-Guinness Shake,” “Peanut-Molasses Shake,” “Peach Shake with Brandy and Nutmeg,” and “Malted Caramel Shake.”

Here is the amazon link for the book:

Here, too, is the address for Adam Ried’s website:

(Above image: the cover of the softcover edition of Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes)