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

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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? InThe 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.

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.

Number of Pages: 381.0
Genre: Nature, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages / Wine + Spirits, Plants
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Amy Stewart
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2013
TCIN: 14444979
UPC: 9781616200466
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-8650

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