The Drunken Botanist

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Algonquin Books, 2013. márc. 19. - 400 oldal

The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze

“A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition

“Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times


Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

 

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LibraryThing Review

Felhasználói ismertető  - untitled841 - www.librarything.com

Now I know more about the boos I drink. Gravely researched in a way that when quoted in a bar or liquor store will make you sound like a bad ass, makes this an enlightening read. Teljes értékelés elolvasása

LibraryThing Review

Felhasználói ismertető  - Chin-A-Sen - www.librarything.com

This is one of those books which you can read cover to cover or one chapter at a time. It helps if you enjoy alcohol as the book provides historical background information in addition to botanical information. Overall this is both an entertaining and informative read. Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

Part II
133
Part III
318
Digestif
355
Recommended Reading
357
Acknowledgments
361
Index
363
Copyright

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Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.

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