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The Drunken Botanist

by Amy Stewart

eBook

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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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Publisher: Algonquin Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 25, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781616201043
  • Release date: March 25, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781616201043
  • File size: 10433 KB
  • Release date: March 25, 2013

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781616201043
  • File size: 33270 KB
  • Release date: March 25, 2013

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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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Algonquin Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 25, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781616201043
    Release date: March 25, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781616201043
    File size: 10433 KB
    Release date: March 25, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781616201043
    File size: 33270 KB
    Release date: March 25, 2013

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English