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Rum: A Global History (Edible)

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“Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!” A favorite of pirates, the molasses-colored liquid brings to mind clear blue seas, weather-beaten sailors, and port cities filled with bar wenches. But enjoyment of rum spread far beyond the scallywags of the Caribbean—Charles Dickens savored it in punch, Thomas Jefferson mixed it into omelets, Queen Victoria sipped it in navy grog, and the Kamehameha Kings of Hawaii drank it straight up. In Rum,Richard Foss tells the colorful, secret history of a spirit that not only helped spark the American Revolution but was even used as currency in Australia.
This book chronicles the five-hundred-year evolution of rum from a raw spirit concocted for slaves to a beverage savored by connoisseurs. Charting the drink’s history, Foss shows how rum left its mark on religious rituals—it remains a sacramental offering among voodoo worshippers—and became part of popular songs and other cultural landmarks. He also includes recipes for sweet and savory rum dishes and obscure drinks, as well as illustrations of rum memorabilia from its earliest days to the tiki craze of the 1950s. Fast-paced and well written, Rum will delight any fan of mojitos and mai tais.

About the Author

Richard Foss is a food historian and journalist. He has written about food and drink for publications including Time Out, Easy Reader Newspaper, and Los Angeles CityBeat. Most recently he was a contributor to Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia.

Table of Contents

Liquid History: An Introduction

1. What Is and Isn't Rum?

2. The Elusive Origins of Rum: From the Caribbean to the USA

3. Rum Manufacture by Other European Powers

4. Rum All Over the World: Australia, India, Asia, South America and Beyond

5. Rum Falls from Grace and Rises Again: Temperance, Cocktails, Wars and Religion

6. Rum Today and Tomorrow

Recipes

Select Bibliography

Websites and Associations

Rum Museums

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861899262
Author:
Foss, Richard
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Reaktion Books - Edible
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color plates, 20 halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.75 x 4.75 in

Related Subjects

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
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking

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