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  • The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks
  • Amy Stewart
  • English
  • 23 June 2019
  • 9781616200466

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The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks

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Istilled and they each represent a uniue cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence when the British forced the colonies to buy British not French molasses for their New World rum making the settlers outrage kindled the American Revolution Rye which turns up in countless spirits is vulnerable to ergot which contains a precursor to LSD and some historians have speculated that the Salem witch trials occur. PreambleJune 2017I'm buddy reading this with the victim of my attention Todd although he doesn't know it yet He doesn't even know I bought this book though he did know I was going to because when it came to our attention in the museum's gift shop and we both put it on our to read lists right then and there I promised I'd get us a copy There was another book in the same display in which we were also interested DIY Bitters Reviving the Forgotten Flavor A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders Cocktail Enthusiasts Herbalists and More and I've purchased that as well So my plan is to give that one to him while I read this one during my lunch breaks Todd reads sporadically so it will take him years to get through that which is perfect because my lunch break reading only happens in summer and fall and I get distracted a lot and it often takes me than a year to get a book read so we'll both have ample time to finish our fascinating tomes When we're done we'll swap Together we will learn all the things about making refreshing adult beverages out of plants It's going to be a great time for us It will not be a great time for Gabe because he thinks our projects are stupid but what does he know He spends his time doing dumb nerd stuff not science nerd stuff and science nerd stuff is the best stuff to doOne year laterThis isn't a buddy read any My victim and I broke up and we're just cordial acuaintances now that's a pun because this book is about liuorI have both books I will read them by myself and wish I had someone with whom I could discuss the contentsC'est la vieButI finished this one and it is the perfect lunchtime reading book It's arranged in uick essay format starting with major botanical to alchemical plants such as wheat barley rice etc and moving on to lesser known plants that have been alcoholized like angelica chamomile coffee and pepper Every plant gets between 1 and 6 pages of description history fermentation process and anecdotesThere are recipes throughoutI enjoyed this a great deal both because it came in bite sized pieces and because I am a plant enthusiast as well as a amateur mixologist lies I just like making drinks I don't know anything about it though so everything in here was super fascinating to me

review ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Amy Stewart

Every great drink starts with a plant Sake began with a grain of rice Scotch emerged from barley Gin was born from a conifer shrub when a Dutch physician added oil of juniper to a clear spirit believing that juniper berries would cure kidney disorders The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants flowers trees and fruits and even one fungusSome of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and d. I was so relieved to learn that I wouldn't have to root around in emu droppings in order to enjoy a uandong cocktailAmy Stewart is sort of the Mary Roach of the plant world but not uite as funny I'm of a botanist than a boozer so I was most interested in the history and folklore of the plants It's uite a revelation though to see the variety of plants that are used in alcoholic beverages If you like to make exotic cocktails from pricey liueurs and liuors you could throw one hell of a party with the recipes in this book She even gives some gardening advice so you can grow the plants you'll use in your boozy concoctions

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Red because girls poisoned by ergot had seizures that made townspeople think they d been bewitched Then there's the tale of the thirty year court battle that took place over the trademarking of Angostura bitters which may or may not actually contain bark from the Angostura treeWith a delightful two color vintage style interior over fifty drink recipes growing tips for gardeners and advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit this is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alik. BrilliantI loved this book While the format is something like an encyclopedia I read it cover to cover and was sad when i reached the end; the entries were that informative and well written that it was engaging than some novels I've read recentlyI knew some of the background info but a lot was new to me And fascinating As a species we are clearly keen on fermenting anything that might be fermentableThe suggestions of ways to explore like with teuilas and liueurs were really interesting and our bar storage is going to be increasing The drink recipes included worked really well based on those I triedNow I got this as an ARC from LibraryThing so the indices weren't functional and the printing was gray scale rather than the 2 color promised in the real version Based on this though I've ordered the real version because I think it'll be worth it; I've also ordered a couple of the author's other booksIt really is that goodIf you are interested in the history of booze or in cocktails or spirits in general I HIGHLY recommend this book It is not only really informative it's a great read


About the Author: Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books including Girl Waits with Gun Lady Cop Makes Trouble The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown a rare book dealer They own an independent bookstore called