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

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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 medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).

Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient of American independence when outrage over a mandate to buy British rather than French molasses for New World rum-making helped kindle the American Revolution. Captain James Cook harvested the young, green tips of spruce trees to make a vitamin C-rich beer that cured his crew of scurvy—a recipe that Jane Austen enjoyed so much that she used it as a plot point in Emma.

With over fifty drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that carries Stewarts trademark wit, this is the perfect listen for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants comes a rousing tour through the botanical origins of our most cherished libations that is as entertaining as it is enlightening.

About the Author

Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. Her essays and commentaries have appeared on NPR, in the New York Times, and in Fine Gardening

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Wendy Mogstad, April 18, 2013 (view all comments by Wendy Mogstad)
Amy Stewart has compiled a wealth of information in this small, but usefull book!!! Just glancing through it the first thing that caught my eye was "Douglas Fir" on page 243........ this is about the efforts of Stephen McCarthy, a distiller right here in Oregon, to make a liquor from our majestic state tree. Amy has included a very well organized list of so many other plants that we can use in alcohol. The list is alphebetical from Agave to Wheat .....then goes on to discuss more obscure sources of alcohol such as Banana,Cassava, and even Monkey Puzzle(which I have always called Monkey Tail Tree). In Part II she discusses the infussion of herbs and spices,flowers,nuts,and the like into the alcohol. Part III is about going into the garden to create the cocktails using the fresh herbs,flowers,berries, etc......
There is one final note..... Amy Stewart has a line of plants based on this book!! "The Drunken Botonast" Herb Collection. One for Whiskey Sours, one for Simple Syrups, and one for Rum drinks. I already have the simple syrup collection planted in my back yard!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781622311392
Author:
Stewart, Amy
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Author:
Marlo, Coleen
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
COOKING / Beverages/Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 10.5 hours
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
615
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.13 x 0.94 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , From the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants comes a rousing tour through the botanical origins of our most cherished libations that is as entertaining as it is enlightening.
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