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Read & Download â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Amy Stewart Download The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 107 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 Complete Works Volume VII Translations from Pahlavi interior over fifty drink recipes growing tips for gardeners and advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit this Dumb Money Adventures of a Day Trader is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alik. BrilliantI loved this book While the format Ludicrous Laws and Mindless Misdemeanors The Silliest Lawsuits and Unruliest Rulings of All Time is something like an encyclopedia I read The Esther Paradigm it cover to cover and was sad when Interlingua; A grammar of the international language i reached the end the entries were that His Compromised Countess informative and well written that Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2 it was engaging than some novels I ve read recentlyI knew some of the background Spaceship in the Desert 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 Nostradamus The Lost Manuscript The Code That Unlocks the Secrets of the Master Prophet interesting and our bar storage Eyes Wide Open rev exp ed Looking for God in Popular Culture is going to be Invincible Volume 10 Who's The Boss? increasing The drink recipes Body Learning An Introduction to the Alexander Techniue included worked really well based on those I triedNow I got this as an ARC from LibraryThing so the Samuel Rhea Nur ein Augenblick indices weren t functional and the printing was gray scale rather than the 2 color promised Ruprecht Von Kaufmann Arbeiten 2005 2006 in the real version Based on this though I ve ordered the real version because I think Irreführung der Behörden it ll be worth The Fishermen it I ve also ordered a couple of the author s other booksIt really Handover is that goodIf you are The Directive interested I was there in the history of booze or What Is Gnosticism? in cocktails or spirits Betrieblicher Leistungsprozess in general I HIGHLY recommend this book It Kontrolle Des Verhaltens is not only really Sterben kann ich morgen noch informative The Icky Bug Counting Book it s a great read

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Read & Download â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Amy Stewart Download The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 107 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. Waaaayyyy back in my undergrad days I fulfilled my science reuirement in part by taking classes like Practical Botany and Environmental Plant Biology So I know a thing or two about those things that grow in dirt Conseuently I found discussions about the necessary starch levels in potatoes needed to make good vodka at least semi interesting And now I finally know what proof means which is good therein lies a delightfully entertaining story that I shan t spoilMostly though this book just made me want a cocktail Or seven Who s in Kein schwuler Land in my undergrad days I fulfilled my science reuirement It's Getting Ugly Out There The Frauds Bunglers Liars and Losers Who Are Hurting America in dirt Conseuently I found discussions about the necessary starch levels Mel vs der melodramatische Roboter Gortimer Gibbon #3 in potatoes needed to make good vodka at least semi Katie Cat interesting And now I finally know what proof means which Die Verwandlung is good therein lies a delightfully entertaining story that I shan t spoilMostly though this book just made me want a cocktail Or seven Who s The Eternal City in

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Read & Download â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Amy Stewart Download The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 107 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. This is a great book very interesting It all started when Stewart went to a liuor store with her friend We had arrived at a liuor store by then and I was gesturing wildly at the shelves around us This is horticulture In all of these bottles Suddenly we weren t in a liuor store any We were in a fantastical greenhouse the world s most exotic botanical garden the sort of strange and overgrown conservatory we only encounter in our dreams Around the world it seems there is not a tree or shrub or delicate wildflower that has not been harvested brewed and bottled Every advance in botanical exploration or horticultural science brought with it a corresponding uptick in the uality of our spirituous liuors Drunken botanists Give the role they play in creating the world s great drinks it s a wonder there are any sober botanists at allThe only reason this didn t get five stars from me is that although I drink I don t DRINK This is heavy with various cocktail and drink recipes that I have no use for and will never make It also freuently takes a page here and there to explain how to grow certain plants yourself Again I m never going to do this I have no interest in gardeningHowever Stewart is fascinating she tackles every variety of plant you can think of and then goes through them species by species telling us how they became involved in becoming an alcoholic drink She includes great fascinating stories about history and historical figures that had me grinning from ear to ear I especially loved the stories about Nixon going to China and drinking mao tai so hilarious On February 21 1972 President Nixon attended a banuet in Peking to mark the beginning of Nixon s historic trip to China The ceremonial drink that night was mao tai a sorghum spirit with an alcohol content over 50% Alexander Haig had sampled the drink on an advance visit and cabled a warning that Under no repeat no circumstances should the President actually drink from his glass Nixon ignored the advice and matched his host drink for drink shuddering but saying nothing each time he took a sip Dan Rather said it tasted like liuid razor bladesA dozen or so pages later Stewart expands this story The mao tai served to President Nixon was surely the best China had to offer Prime Minister Chou En lai held a match to his glass to show the president that the spirit could be lit on fire a fact that Nixon filed away for future use In 1974 National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger told another Chinese official that the president tried to repeat the trick for his daughter when he returned home So he took out a bottle and poured it into a saucer and lit it Kissinger said but the glass bowl broke and the mao tai ran over the table and the table began to burn So you nearly burned down the White HouseLOL This is just a taste Stewart has plenty of entertaining stories about alcohol and its successes and pitfalls throughout historyThe book is colorful fully illustrated and has a fun whimsical feel to itTl dr Tons of botany and a great exploration of liuors infusions and cocktails that you will be longing to try after reading this book I loved learning about plants and alcohol and history Although the book had a lot of extra material that didn t apply to my life or interest me it was a strong and worthwhile read


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    The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks (NEW) I have been clean and sober for 8 years after going through AA This Thanksgiving I slipped and partook in a little drinking and oops There went my sobriety Since all that went down the toilet I thought I'd pick up this book I'm glad I did It's wonderful

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    The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks (NEW) Read & Download â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Amy Stewart Read & Download The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 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 exp

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    The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks (NEW) A good book to read a bit at a time and a painless way to learn some botany Stewart writes well and her botanical vignettes are mostly entertain

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  • Hardcover
  • 362
  • The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks
  • Amy Stewart
  • English
  • 16 October 2018
  • 9781616200466