The Drunken Botanist

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Algonquin Books #ad - Thirsty yet?  in the drunken botanist, through ingenuity, flowers, fruits, inspiration, trees, and fungi that humans have, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, some are downright bizarre, a few are dangerous, 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, etymology, history, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party. Scotch emerged from barley, rum from sugarcane, tequila from agave, bourbon from corn. The essential, new york times–bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze “A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again.

The Drunken Botanist #ad - 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.

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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

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Algonquin Books #ad - In wicked plants, stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. Drawing on history, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, science, alarm, medicine, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers. You’ll learn which plants to avoid like exploding shrubs, which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome like the vine that ate the South, and which ones have been killing for centuries like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother.

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. It’s an a to z of plants that kill, intoxicate, maim, and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard.

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Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

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Algonquin Books #ad - With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. From the world’s most painful hornet, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures.

Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, murder, science, and intrigue that begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard. It’s an a to z of insect enemies, insects eating your tomatoes “gardener’s dirty dozen”, creatures lurking in the cupboard “Fear No Weevil”, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives “She’s Just Not That Into You”, and phobias that feed our sometimes irrational responses to bugs “Have No Fear”.

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects #ad - In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, infect, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs.

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Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas

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Ten Speed Press #ad - Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike.

Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan if you ever get one without bitters, old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, send it back, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders.

Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes. Part recipe book, bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, part barman’s manifesto, part project guide, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas #ad - Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, techniques, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters.

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Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, orange, liquid Intelligence begins with the simple—how ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezer—and then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, and infusing vodka with coffee, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, or peppercorns.

Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. Winner of the 2015 james beard award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks.

In dave arnold’s world, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, tested, and tweaked. With liquid intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab.

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail #ad - Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic. Liquid intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned.

. There, carbonation, sugar concentration, arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like.

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Gin: How to Drink It

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Mitchell Beazley #ad - The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy.

With this book as your guide, with lemonade, london, scottish, spanish and american gins ishow you drink them to maximise your pleasureWhether there is life beyond the gin & tonic yes!The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, discover:How gin is madeWhat a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavourWhat the difference between Dutch, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored.

Gin: How to Drink It #ad - . In addition, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, and therefore enjoy it. You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page. It is rocket science impressive'Huffington PostIn recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit.

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Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters & Amari: 500 Bitters; 50 Amari; 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food & Homemade Bitters

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Andrews McMeel Publishing #ad - The introduction includes everything you need to know to understand what bitters and amari are and how to use them. The final section includes a comprehensive field guide to the wide world of the more than 500 great bitters and 50 amari available today. Complete with tasting notes, profiles of important makers and brand photography, the guide gives everyone from pro bartenders to home cooks a solid foundation for buying and using bitters.

Bitterman's field guide to Bitters and Amari cracks open the full potential of bitters, inspiring and empowering people to try them. Recipes for making essential and inventive bitters at home. Bitterman's field guide to bitters and amari is the handbook that decodes today’s burgeoning selection of bitters, along with their kindred spirits amari and shrubs, complete with 190 photographs.

Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters & Amari: 500 Bitters; 50 Amari; 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food & Homemade Bitters #ad - But the storm of exciting brands and flavors has even the savviest bartenders puzzled over their personalities and best uses. Hundreds of cocktail bitters are on the market, and millions are turning to them to add punch, pizzazz, and complexity to their cocktails and even their cooking. The next section offers 123 recipes for making essential bitters at home, and cooking bitters, mixing, from a Burnt Grapefruit Gimlet to a Martini Julep, from Bittered Bittersweet Chocolate Torte to BBQ Pork Ribs with Bittersweet BBQ Sauce.

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Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

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Running Press Adult #ad - Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. A gem. Buzzfeedeven if you don't have a B. A. Drinks include: the pitcher of dorian grey goose the last of the mojitos love in the time of kahlua romeo and julep a rum of One's Own Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita Vermouth the Bell Tollsand more!2013 Goodreads Choice Award Food & CookbooksEntertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book LoversBookPage Best of 2013Clue on Jeopardy.

In english, tonight you're gonna drink like you do!From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed.

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Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas

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Ten Speed Press #ad - 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, amaro’s spiritual home, and distilleries in Italy, 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.

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. Featuring more than 100 recipes, bittersweet world, Amaro is the first book to demystify the ever-expanding, and is a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional.

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas #ad - The european tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, and even amaro-spiked desserts, DIY amaro, you’ll be living and drinking la dolce vita.

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Proof: The Science of Booze

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Mariner Books #ad - He chases the physics, biology, and metallurgy that produce alcohol, chemistry, and the psychology and neurobiology that make us want it. Above all, it makes you understand how deeply human it is to take a drink. Wall street Journal. O. You get a warm sensation, you want to engage with the wider world, and you feel smarter than you probably are.

Rogers’s descriptions of the science behind familiar drinks exert a seductive pull. New york times   humans have been perfecting alcohol production for ten thousand years, but scientists are just starting to distill the chemical reactions behind the perfect buzz. Named a best science book of 2014 by amazon,  the guardian,  wired,  and nbC Winner of the 2014 Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States Finalist for the 2015 PEN/E.

Proof: The Science of Booze #ad - In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, introducing us to the bars, barflies, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon country to the world’s top gene-sequencing labs, and evolving science at the heart of boozy technology. If you’ve ever wondered how your drink arrived in your glass, or what it will do to you,  Proof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.

Wilson literary science Writing Award   “Lively. Rogers’s book has much the same effect as a good drink.

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Handcrafted Bitters: Simple Recipes for Artisanal Bitters and the Cocktails that Love Them

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Rockridge Press #ad - Seasonal bitters and cocktail recipes, professional tips and tricks, and plenty of cocktail lore and wisdom demystify the art of making bitters at home. Complete with a foreword by doug dalton, owner of future bars—including san francisco’s Bourbon & Branch, and Swig—and expert advice from the founders of Scrappy’s Bitters and Hella Bitters, Local Edition, Handcrafted Bitters is your complete guide to making your own bitters…and the cocktails that love them.

Recipes include: orange-fennel bitters, rhubarb Bitters, Habanero Bitters, Chocolate Bitters, Grapefruit Bitters, Lemongrass Bitters, and more! . Limited time promotional price**with more bitters recipes than any other book—and twice as many cocktail recipes to try them out—Handcrafted Bitters belongs on the shelf of every cocktail enthusiast, foodie, kitchen crafter, and happy drunk.

Handcrafted Bitters: Simple Recipes for Artisanal Bitters and the Cocktails that Love Them #ad - An expert at simplifying professional techniques for the DIYer, Will Budiaman has created an easy-to-use and adventurous guide that provides all the tools needed to craft your own bitters and take your cocktails to the next level.

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