The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks

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Learn the history of the world's most popular fermented and distilled beverages from this beautiful and informative volume

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks

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Overview

Learn the history of the world's most popular fermented and distilled beverages from this beautiful and informative volume

Product Details

The Drunken Botanist

The Plants that Create the Worlds Great Drinks

Published in the USA by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill & Workman Publishing

Written By Amy Stewart

Learn the history of the world's most popular fermented and distilled beverages from this beautiful and informative volume. 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.

 

  • Hardcover, 381 pages.
  • Approx Size: 6 x 8.25 inches.

 

 

Additional Information

SKU

WPC73046

Weight

1.0 lb

Country of Origin

US

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