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Kew's Teas, Tonics and Tipples : Inspiring Botanical Drinks to Excite Your Tastebuds (Hardcover)

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Kew's Teas, Tonics and Tipples is a celebration of the huge diversity of flavour, colour and fragrance plants bring to the drinks we consume. We drink plants every day, from tea and coffee to smoothies and cocktails. A great companion to and following on the success of the bestselling Kew's Global Kitchen Cookbook, Kew brings you recipes for drinks for all occasions, and tells the story of how they became part of our everyday life.

60 recipes are included, split into sections covering teas and tisanes smoothies and juices, cocktails and mixers, cordials and fizz, wines and beers, and seasonal drinks. Throughout the book are recipes from Kew staff and those inspired by the great plant hunters and historical Kew figures, from Sir Joseph Banks to Victorian botanical artist Marianne North.

Throughout the book the recipes are accompanied with materials from the Kew archives, including beautiful colour illustrations of the plants, along with historical black and white photographs and objects from Kew's Economic Botany Collection. Also included is a glossary of botanicals and herbs used in drinks.

There are drinks for every taste in this beautiful book, and it is ideal for entertaining, as well as making a perfect gift for lovers of Kew and botanical art.
So many of our memorable moments are punctuated by a drink: tea warms a long conversation, beer marks a big victory, and wine toasts a new beginning. These favored concoctions all began as plants, drawing their flavor, color, and fragrance from the botanical world. Kew?s Teas, Tonics and Tipples celebrates this long-standing love of plants, offering a drinkable history of how they became an integral part of our edible world.
Sixty recipes are covered over six sections: teas and tisanes, smoothies and juices, cocktails and mixers, cordials and fizzes, wines and beers, and special seasonal drinks. Home brewers and bartenders can learn to make their own flavored tonics, while those who like to drink their greens will find inspiration in new combinations. The recipes include tried-and-true favorites from Kew staff and ones inspired by the great plant hunters and historical figures, from Sir Joseph Banks to Victorian botanical artist Marianne North. Each entry includes illustrations of the featured plant drawn from Kew?s extensive archives. Also included is a glossary of botanicals and herbs used in drinks. Hot or cold, shaken or stirred, Kew?s Teas, Tonics and Tipples provides the perfect concoction for any occasion.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2016
TCIN: 17174199
UPC: 9781842465882
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-8431
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