Drunken Botanist

This title uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi.

Author: Amy Stewart


ISBN: 9781604694765

Category: Alcoholic beverage

Page: 368

View: 435

This title uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi.

The Drunken Botanist

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.

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201045

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 332

The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze “A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times 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.

The Shaken and the Stirred

Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 2013), 201. 35. Doris Lanier, Absinthe: The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century (Jefferson, ...

Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253052327

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 359

Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?

Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re created

New York: Columbia University. Siegel, R. K. 2005. Intoxication: The Universal Drive for Mind-altering Substances. Rochester, VT: Park Street. Stewart, A. 2013. The Drunken Botanist. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books. Walton, S. 2003.

Author: Patrick E. McGovern

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253813

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 826

One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food A Forbes Best Booze Book of the Year Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These “liquid time capsules” carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.

Blood Orange

I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey. H. L. Mencken Bobrow, Warren. ... The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Best Drinks. Algonquin Books, 2013. Vargas, Pattie, and Rich ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698190262

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 211

In the newest China Bayles Mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital... It’s mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do. But on her way to China’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Now it’s up to China to determine who wanted her out of the picture. Was it her soon-to-be ex? His new lover—who happens to be the sister of China’s friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice? China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth—but she may be putting her own life at risk...


The Drunken Botanist. The Plants That Create the World's Greatest Drinks. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. Vicario, Renato. Italian Liqueurs: The History and Art of a Creation. Sansepolcro, Italy: Aboca, 2011. Wilson, Jason.

Author: Brad Thomas Parsons

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747499

Category: Cooking

Page: 280

View: 101

Featuring more than 100 recipes, Amaro is the first book to demystify the ever-expanding, bittersweet world, and is a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional. The European tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants. Lucky for us, today there is a dizzying range of amaro available—from familiar favorites like Averna and Fernet-Branca, to the growing category of regional, American-made amaro. Starting with a rip-roaring tour of bars, cafés, and distilleries in Italy, amaro’s spiritual home, Brad Thomas Parsons—author of the James Beard and IACP Award–winner Bitters—will open your eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DIY amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, you’ll be living (and drinking) la dolce vita.

Coffee Smuggler

The fellows at La Chaîne Rouillée informed me that my father lived on, for the phrase “drunk as De Clieu” was on the lips of commoners from Calais to La Havre. ... There, on an oak bench by the bar, I met the drunken botanist.

Author: Dave Holman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0986245003

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 128

Coffee Smuggler is based on the true story of Gabriel De Clieu, a French soldier who stole a coffee plant from King Louis XV in 1723 and smuggled it to the island of Martinique. There was only one coffee plant in France, locked in the King's botanical garden. The King and many nobles had refused De Clieu's petitions for a cutting of the plant, so De Clieu seduced a noble woman with a strange illness. She had access the royal doctor Chirac who secretly gave a cutting of the King's plant to De Clieu. With the plant in hand, De Clieu boarded the ill-fated Le Dromedaire and faced pirate attacks, a hurricane, and starvation in the doldrums to bring this precious plant back to his home on Martinique. I invite you to set sail on this swashbuckling adventure of the man who brought coffee to the Americas.

The 12 Bottle Bar

Strong BLUSHING MARY W GLASS: COLLINS | ICE: CUBED | MAKES: 1 DRINK hen we came upon The Drunken Botanist, ... Reading her book will convince you that mankind's sole purpose on earth is to distill booze and get drunk on it.

Author: David Solmonson

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761181385

Category: Cooking

Page: 557

View: 604

Savvy cocktail tips, recipes and anecdotes that will “give your local molecular mixologist a run for his money”—all with just 12 bottles (Publishers Weekly). It’s a system, a tool kit, a recipe book. Beginning with one irresistible idea—a complete home bar of just 12 key bottles—here’s how to make more than 200 classic and unique mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus the perfect Martini, the perfect Manhattan, and the perfect Mint Julep. It’s a surprising guide—tequila didn’t make the cut, and neither did bourbon, but genever did. And it’s a literate guide—describing with great liveliness everything from the importance of vermouth and bitters (the “salt and pepper” of mixology) to the story of a punch bowl so big it was stirred by a boy in a rowboat.

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails

... enjoying (“The Drunken Botanist” by Amy Stewart) to which drink goes best with the cauliflower toast on the menu (that would be the Diamonds and Guns, which features Atsby Armadillo Cake vermouth, Bols genever and celery bitters and ...

Author: Steve Reddicliffe

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 1604335874

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

View: 267

More than 350 drink recipes old and new with great writing from The New York Times. The cocktail hour is once again one of America’s most popular pastimes and one of our favorite ways to entertain. And what better place to find the secrets of great drink-making than The Times? Steve Reddicliffe, the “Quiet Drink” columnist for The Times, brings his signature voice and expertise to this collection of delicious recipes from bartenders from everywhere, especially New York City. Readers will find treasured recipes they have enjoyed for years—the classics like the Martini, the Old-Fashioned, the Manhattan, the French 75, the Negroni —as well as favorites from the new generation of elixirs borne of the craft distilling boom. Reddicliffe has carefully curated this essential collection, with memorable writing from famed New York Times journalists like Mark Bittman, Craig Claiborne, Toby Cecchini, Eric Asimov, Rosie Schaap, Robert Simonson, Melissa Clark, William L. Hamilton, Jonathan Miles, Amanda Hesser, William Grimes and many more. This compendium is arranged by cocktail type, with engaging essays throughout. Included are notes on how to set up your bar, stock, and run it—and of course hundreds of recipes, from Bloody Marys to Irish Coffees. The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails is the only volume you will ever need to entertain at home, whether it’s just for two, or for pleasing a crowd.

The Crumbly Juncture

She made a request to dine at her favorite cafe 'The Drunken Botanist' at Cyber Hub. As per my promise, I took her to where she demanded for. The moment we entered the Cyber hub, it brought a sneer on her face, it looked more like a ...

Author: Vishal Maurya

Publisher: Sankalp Publication

ISBN: 9390636906

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 471

In everyone’s life there comes a stage which introduces us to a person who seems perfect to us, in all aspects. It feels like they are the only one for whom we have been created for. The feeling is totally different which clout us to do anything to achieve their attention. The same thing was experienced by Rishabh; a boy in his late teenage. But who was that girl? How and where did he find her? Was she really his soul-mate or it was just his misapprehension? Many more similar questions would erupt when we start reading his love story. But don’t worry! Rishabh will narrate it all to you. The Crumbly Juncture is an anecdote of Rishabh’s first love and all about the ups and downs that every youngster goes through while crossing this crumbly juncture of his/her life.