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The drunken botanist : the plants that create the world's great drinks / by Amy Stewart.

Stewart, Amy. (Author).

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  • 14 of 15 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 581.632 S (Text) 39493107311070 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Macon County Public Library 581.632 S (Text) 39493107605703 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616200466
  • ISBN: 1616200464
  • Physical Description: xv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliograohical references (pages 357-359) index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. I. We explore the twin alchemical processes of fermentation and distillation, from which wine, beer, and spirits issue forth -- Pt. II. We then suffuse our creations with a wondrous assortment of nature's bounty -- Pt. III. At last we venture into the garden, where we encounter a seasonal array of botanical mixers and garnishes to be introduced to the cocktail in its final stage of preparation.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Plants, Edible.
Plants, Useful.
Alcoholic beverages.

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