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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks (Hardcover)

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    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 ......more

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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.

Author:
Stewart, Amy
Genre:
NATURE / Plants / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
381
Language:
English
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Publish Date:
03/19/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781616200466
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.25 lb
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  • high-quality look

    i bought this as a gift and was happy to find the cover is heavy-duty and has a 'tooled', high-value look to it, not just a flat print. haven't read it but you can find a 'look-inside' version elsewhere on the web to preview the contents.

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