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Tequila : a natural and cultural history

Author: Ana Guadalupe Valenzuela Zapata; Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2003.
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"In Tequila! A Natural and Cultural History, Ana G. Valenzuela-Zapata, leading agronomist in Mexico's tequila industry, and Gary Paul Nabhan, one of America's most respected ethnobotanists, plumb the myth of tequila as they introduce the natural history, economics, and cultural significance of the plants cultivated for its production."--BOOK JACKET.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Valenzuela Zapata, Ana Guadalupe, 1963-
Tequila.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2004
(OCoLC)657034345
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Guadalupe Valenzuela Zapata; Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN: 0816519374 9780816519378 0816519382 9780816519385
OCLC Number: 52312426
Description: xxxi, 113 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: A handful of dreams opened up to the sun / Ana Guadalupe Valenzuela-Zapata --
Introduction: Tequila hangovers and the mescal monoculture blues / Gary Paul Nabhan --
Distilling the essences, blending two worlds --
Mescal de tequila : The Mexican-American microcosmos --
The wild origins and domestication of mescal de tequila --
Tillers and tale-tellers : the agrarian tradition of jimadores --
Out of the fields, into the fire : tradition and globalization --
When the epidemic hit the king of clones --
Landscape and Pueblo : putting tequila in place --
Dreaming the future of tequila.
Other Titles: Agave tequilero.
Responsibility: Ana Guadalupe Valenzuela-Zapata and Gary Paul Nabhan.
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This comprehensive guide to tequila's varieties, production and history shares marks of distinction for connoisseurs and highlights the link between artisanal agave cultivation and final flavor,  Read more...

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"No mere barroom reference, this heady blend of agricultural history, Mescalero anthropology, Aztec mythology and nature writing is an appealing package for researchers and drinkers alike." Read more...

 
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