New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart


The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks

review The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 103 Red because girls poisoned by ergot had seizures that made townspeople think they d been bewitched Then there's the tale of the thirty year court battle that took place over the trademarking of Angostura bitters which may or may not actually contain bark from the Angostura treeWith a delightful two color vintage style interior over fifty drink recipes growing tips for gardeners and advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit this is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alik. As the subtitle says this is about the plants behind alcoholic beverages Besides the obvious candidates such as barley grapes rice agave etc that form the backbone of drinks the author also covers various flavoring agents so that we hear about vanilla and cocoa and allspice and cinchona The author is at pains to tell us that her coverage is by no means exhaustive but it is comprehensive She delves into the botany of the plants and how different species can contribute different flavors or must be eschewed entirely due to toxicity or simply unpleasant tastes the history of the plants and their mutations over the centuries archeological findings supporting speculations about the origins of some favorite beverages recipes for DIY and growing tips for would be gardenersThrough all this her writing is approachable and entertaining Another reviewer compared her to Mary Roach and I agree that s a fair comparison The book is also replete with fascinating trivia eg When Coca Cola made its ill fated switch to New Coke the Wall Street Journal reported that the economy of Madagascar nearly collapsed because of the sudden drop in demand for vanilla The company refused as always to comment on its secret formula but the inference was that the original Coke recipe called for vanilla and the new version did not It was perhaps than I ever needed or even wanted to know but I m glad that I read it

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review The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 103 Every great drink starts with a plant Sake began with a grain of rice Scotch emerged from barley Gin was born from a conifer shrub when a Dutch physician added oil of juniper to a clear spirit believing that juniper berries would cure kidney disorders The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants flowers trees and fruits and even one fungusSome of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and d. I was so relieved to learn that I wouldn t have to root around in emu droppings in order to enjoy a uandong cocktailAmy Stewart is sort of the Mary Roach of the plant world but not uite as funny I m of a botanist than a boozer so I was most interested in the history and folklore of the plants It s uite a revelation though to see the variety of plants that are used in alcoholic beverages If you like to make exotic cocktails from pricey liueurs and liuors you could throw one hell of a party with the recipes in this book She even gives some gardening advice so you can grow the plants you ll use in your boozy concoctions

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review The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks 103 Istilled and they each represent a uniue cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence when the British forced the colonies to buy British not French molasses for their New World rum making the settlers outrage kindled the American Revolution Rye which turns up in countless spirits is vulnerable to ergot which contains a precursor to LSD and some historians have speculated that the Salem witch trials occur. PreambleJune 2017I m buddy reading this with the victim of my attention Todd although he doesn t know it yet He doesn t even know I bought this book though he did know I was going to because when it came to our attention in the museum s gift shop and we both put it on our to read lists right then and there I promised I d get us a copy There was another book in the same display in which we were also interested DIY Bitters Reviving the Forgotten Flavor A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders Cocktail Enthusiasts Herbalists and More and I ve purchased that as well So my plan is to give that one to him while I read this one during my lunch breaks Todd reads sporadically so it will take him years to get through that which is perfect because my lunch break reading only happens in summer and fall and I get distracted a lot and it often takes me than a year to get a book read so we ll both have ample time to finish our fascinating tomes When we re done we ll swap Together we will learn all the things about making refreshing adult beverages out of plants It s going to be a great time for us It will not be a great time for Gabe because he thinks our projects are stupid but what does he know He spends his time doing dumb nerd stuff not science nerd stuff and science nerd stuff is the best stuff to doOne year laterThis isn t a buddy read any My victim and I broke up and we re just cordial acuaintances now that s a pun because this book is about liuorI have both books I will read them by myself and wish I had someone with whom I could discuss the contentsC est la vieButI finished this one and it is the perfect lunchtime reading book It s arranged in uick essay format starting with major botanical to alchemical plants such as wheat barley rice etc and moving on to lesser known plants that have been alcoholized like angelica chamomile coffee and pepper Every plant gets between 1 and 6 pages of description history fermentation process and anecdotesThere are recipes throughoutI enjoyed this a great deal both because it came in bite sized pieces and because I am a plant enthusiast as well as a amateur mixologist lies I just like making drinks I don t know anything about it though so everything in here was super fascinating to me

  • Hardcover
  • 362
  • The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks
  • Amy Stewart
  • English
  • 08 June 2020
  • 9781616200466

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  1. says: characters The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Amy Stewart Amy Stewart ☆ 3 characters

    characters The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart Waaaayyyy back in my undergrad days I fulfilled my science reuirement in part by taking classes like Practical Botany and Environmental Plant Biology So I know a thing or two about those things that grow in dirt Conseuently I found discussions about the necessary starch levels in potatoes needed to make good vodka at least semi interesting And now I finally know what proof means which is good therein lies a delightfully

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    New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart Amy Stewart ☆ 3 characters characters The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks Horticulture in bottles Booze and botany The elixir of life—the aua vitae—that the plant world has given us Every great drink starts with a plant So depending on the mission one person will be interested in the

  3. says: characters The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart

    New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart I was so relieved to learn that I wouldn't have to root around in emu droppings in order to enjoy a uandong cocktailAmy Stewart is sort of the Mary Roach of the plant world but not uite as funny I'm of a botanist

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    New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart I have been clean and sober for 8 years after going through AA This Thanksgiving I slipped and partook in a litt

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    New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart This is a great book very interesting It all started when Stewart went to a liuor store with her friend We had arrived at a liuor store by then and I was gesturing wildly at the shelves around us This is horticulture In all of these bottles Suddenly we weren't in a liuor store any We were in a fantastical gree

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    review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Amy Stewart Amy Stewart ☆ 3 characters New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart PreambleJune 2017I'm buddy reading this with the victim of my attention Todd although he doesn't know it yet He doesn't even know I bought this book though he did know I was going to because when it came to our attention in the museum's gift shop and we both put it on our to read lists right then and there I promised I'd get us a copy There was another book in the same display in which we were also interested D

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    review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Amy Stewart New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart BrilliantI loved this book While the format is something like an encyclopedia I read it cover to cover and was sad when i reached the end; the entries were that informative and well written that it was engaging than some

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    characters The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Amy Stewart Amy Stewart ☆ 3 characters A good book to read a bit at a time and a painless way to learn some botany Stewart writes well and her botanical vignettes are mostly entertaining There are drink recipes and liuor lore mostly lost on me though I did learn some interesting stuff about brewing beer 35 stars rounded upThis would make a fine gift book the

  9. says: New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart

    New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart As the subtitle says this is about the plants behind alcoholic beverages Besides the obvious candidates such as barley grapes rice agave etc that form the backbone of drinks the author also covers various flavoring agents so that we hear about

  10. says: New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart Amy Stewart ☆ 3 characters

    characters The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks New [The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks] ï Amy Stewart Amy Stewart ☆ 3 characters This book goes into meticulous detail in listing all the plants trees herbs nuts flowers spices and pretty much anything else that has ever been fermented and distilled to make alcohol Stewart tells how agaves are harvested what that flavor in Amaretto di Saronno is nope not almonds what kind of bugs find their

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