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The drunken botanist : the plants that create the world's great drinks

Author: Amy Stewart
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Stewart
ISBN: 9781616200466 1616200464
OCLC Number: 813301112
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 381 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. I. We explore the twin alchemical processes of fermentation and distillation, from which wine, beer, and spirits issue forth --
pt. II. We then suffuse our creations with a wondrous assortment of nature's bounty --
pt. III. At last we venture into the garden, where we encounter a seasonal array of botanical mixers and garnishes to be introduced to the cocktail in its final stage of preparation.
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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.

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"Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous." "The New York Times""Many boozy books have been published over the years, spilling over with fun facts about Read more...

 
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