The Drunken Botanist

By | October 5, 2017
The Drunken Botanist Author Amy Stewart
ISBN-10 1616200464
ISBN-13 9781616200466
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Algonquin Books
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A New York Times BestsellerSake 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 from the catalog

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