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Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country (At Table)

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Antarctica, the last place on Earth, is not famous for its cuisine. Yet it is famous for stories of heroic expeditions in which hunger was the one spice everyone carried. At the dawn of Antarctic cuisine, cooks improvised under inconceivable hardships, castaways ate seal blubber and penguin breasts while fantasizing about illustrious feasts, and men seeking the South Pole stretched their rations to the breaking point. Today, Antarcticaandrsquo;s kitchens still wait for provisions at the far end of the planetandrsquo;s longest supply chain. Scientific research stations serve up cafeteria fare that often offers more sustenance than style. Jason C. Anthony, a veteran of eight seasons in the U.S. Antarctic Program, offers a rare workaday look at the importance of food in Antarctic history and culture.
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Anthonyandrsquo;s tour of Antarctic cuisine takes us from hoosh (a porridge of meat, fat, and melted snow, often thickened with crushed biscuit) and the scurvy-ridden expeditions of Shackleton and Scott through the twentieth century to his own preplanned three hundred meals (plus snacks) for a two-person camp in the Transantarctic Mountains. The stories in Hoosh are linked by the ingenuity, good humor, and indifference to gruel that make Anthonyandrsquo;s tale as entertaining as it is enlightening.

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Robert V. Camutos interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camutos journey through Frances myriad regions—and how the journey profoundly changed everything he believed about wine.
 
The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those châteaux were bought up by moguls and international corporations, the heart of French winemaking shifted to the realm of small producers, whose wines reflect the stunning diversity of regional environment, soil, and culture—terroir. In this book we follow Camuto across France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns about wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and drinks his way through the worlds greatest bacchanalia in Burgundy. Along the route he discovers a new generation of winemakers who have rejected chemicals, additives, and technologically altered wines. His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as “difficult.” Camutos work is a delightful look beyond the supermarket into the kaleidoscopic world of flavors offered by the true vintners of France.

About the Author

Robert V. Camuto has been a journalist for nearly thirty years. He is a contributor to Wine Spectator and the Washington Post, and his articles have appeared in many other magazines and newspapers. He and his family live in France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803229785
Author:
Camuto, Robert V
Publisher:
Bison Books
Author:
Camuto, Robert V.
Author:
Anthony, Jason C.
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Subject:
Polar Regions
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
At Table
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 photographs, 2 maps
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » General
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » Wines of the World
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wines and Beer
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Europe » France

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Robert V. Camutos interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camutos journey through Frances myriad regions—and how the journey profoundly changed everything he believed about wine.
 
The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those châteaux were bought up by moguls and international corporations, the heart of French winemaking shifted to the realm of small producers, whose wines reflect the stunning diversity of regional environment, soil, and culture—terroir. In this book we follow Camuto across France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns about wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and drinks his way through the worlds greatest bacchanalia in Burgundy. Along the route he discovers a new generation of winemakers who have rejected chemicals, additives, and technologically altered wines. His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as “difficult.” Camutos work is a delightful look beyond the supermarket into the kaleidoscopic world of flavors offered by the true vintners of France.
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