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 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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    ISBN 9781616200466
    Genre NATURE / Plants / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 381
    Publisher Date 2013-03-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Algonquin Books
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Stewart, Amy
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Great Book
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      This book has an interesting history of all liquors and more. Good addition to your library or liquor cabinet.

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    • cool book
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      informative book on how to make alcoholic beverages

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    • another gift item
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      it's for someone else...but it arrived in perfect condition and looks interesting

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    • high-quality look
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      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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