The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 1616200464
ISBN 13: 9781616200466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drunken Botanist Book Review:

The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze “A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times Sake 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.

Drunken Botanist

Drunken Botanist
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05
ISBN 10: 9781604694765
ISBN 13: 1604694769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drunken Botanist Book Review:

This title uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi.

Wicked Plants

Wicked Plants
Author: Amy Stewart,Briony Morrow-Cribbs
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-11-28
ISBN 10: 9781925321784
ISBN 13: 1925321789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Plants Book Review:

In the Wicked Plants Colouring Book, Amy Stewart and artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs bring colouring enthusiasts the forty most menacing botanical atrocities from their New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants. Morrow-Cribbs's exquisite etchings are now finely rendered colouring-book art and are paired with details from the original book. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, and written with Stewart's trademark wit, each wonderfully creepy spread offers a fascinating portrait of the evildoers of the plant world, from the vine that ate the South (kudzu) to the weed that killed Lincoln's mother (white snakeroot) to the world's deadliest seed (rosary pea).

Girl Waits with Gun

Girl Waits with Gun
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0544409914
ISBN 13: 9780544409910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Waits with Gun Book Review:

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family -- and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. "A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness." -- Elizabeth Gilbert

Flower Confidential

Flower Confidential
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-03-18
ISBN 10: 9781565126459
ISBN 13: 1565126459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flower Confidential Book Review:

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.

The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story

The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story
Author: Teresa H. Sabankaya
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1682682641
ISBN 13: 9781682682647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story Book Review:

“Like a favorite recipe, a posy is meant to be savored and shared. Try it yourself, and … welcome a bit of floral enchantment into your life.” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya’s signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year, and one that readers can easily put together from their garden or with blooms from their local florist. In The Posy Book, Sabankaya shares step-by-step instructions, floral recipes for more than 20 posies, and ideas for seasonal variations. A modern floral dictionary, with 12 original paintings by celebrated illustrator Maryjo Koch, will help readers craft their own posies filled with personal meaning.

Kopp Sisters on the March

Kopp Sisters on the March
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1328736547
ISBN 13: 9781328736543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kopp Sisters on the March Book Review:

In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart’s clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline—whether they’re ready or not—as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I. It’s the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something remarkable: they’ve banded together to create military-style training camps for women who want to serve. These so-called National Service Schools prove irresistible to the Kopp sisters, who leave their farm in New Jersey to join up. When an accident befalls the matron, Constance reluctantly agrees to oversee the camp—much to the alarm of the Kopps’ tent-mate, the real-life Beulah Binford, who is seeking refuge from her own scandalous past under the cover of a false identity. Will she be denied a second chance? And after notoriety, can a woman’s life ever be her own again? In Kopp Sisters on the March, the women of Camp Chevy Chase face down the skepticism of the War Department, the double standards of a scornful public, and the very real perils of war. Once again, Amy Stewart has brilliantly brought a little-known moment in history to light with her fearless and funny Kopp sisters novels.

Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781616200633
ISBN 13: 1616200634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Bugs Book Review:

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives (“She’s Just Not That Into You”), creatures lurking in the cupboard (“Fear No Weevil”), insects eating your tomatoes (“Gardener’s Dirty Dozen”), and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs (“Have No Fear”). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard.

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
Author: Ted Haigh
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 1616734752
ISBN 13: 9781616734756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails Book Review:

In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full-color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must-have volume. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.

Bitters

Bitters
Author: Brad Thomas Parsons
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1607740729
ISBN 13: 9781607740728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitters Book Review:

Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters. Author and bitters enthusiast Brad Thomas Parsons traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest “snake oil” days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved (and at times obsessed-over) ingredient on the contemporary bar scene. Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike. Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan (if you ever get one without bitters, send it back), old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes. Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.

The Book of Gin

The Book of Gin
Author: Richard Barnett
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 0802194095
ISBN 13: 9780802194091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Gin Book Review:

“An absorbing popular history of one of history’s most popular drinks” (Booklist). Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-crazed debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of Prohibition made gin—often dangerous bathtub gin—fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small-batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback. Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensable history of a complex and notorious drink. “The Book of Gin is full of history that will make you grin . . . An enchanting read.” —Cooking by the Book

Botany at the Bar

Botany at the Bar
Author: Selena Ahmed,Ashley Duval,Rachel Meyer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN 10: 1782405607
ISBN 13: 9781782405603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Botany at the Bar Book Review:

A bitters-making handbook with a beautiful, botanical difference; three scientists present the back-stories and exciting flavours of plants from around the globe, in a range of tasty, healthy tinctures.

The Earth Moved

The Earth Moved
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-03-11
ISBN 10: 1565126556
ISBN 13: 9781565126558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth Moved Book Review:

In The Earth Moved, Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew? In her witty, offbeat style, Stewart shows that much depends on the actions of the lowly worm. Charles Darwin devoted his last years to the meticulous study of these creatures, praising their remarkable abilities. With the august scientist as her inspiration, Stewart investigates the worm's subterranean realm, talks to oligochaetologists—the unsung heroes of earthworm science—who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden. From the legendary giant Australian worm that stretches to ten feet in length to the modest nightcrawler that wormed its way into the heart of Darwin's last book to the energetic red wigglers in Stewart's compost bin, The Earth Moved gives worms their due and exposes their hidden and extraordinary universe. This book is for all of us who appreciate Mother Nature's creatures, no matter how humble.

The Big, Bad Book of Botany

The Big, Bad Book of Botany
Author: Michael Largo
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 006228276X
ISBN 13: 9780062282767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big, Bad Book of Botany Book Review:

David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom’s oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually “walked.” Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals astonishing facts, from where the world’s first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world.

Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times
Author: Michael Dietsch
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-10-06
ISBN 10: 158157651X
ISBN 13: 9781581576511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times Book Review:

A simple shrub is made from fruit, sugar, and . . . vinegar? Raise your glass to a surprising new taste sensation for cocktails and sophisticated sodas: Shrubs. Not the kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that will knock your socks off. “Mixologists across the country are reaching back through the centuries to reclaim vinegar’s more palatable past . . . embracing it as ‘the other acid,’ an alternative to the same-old-same-old lemons and limes,” said the New York Times. The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you’ll discover with these recipes. Mix up some Red Currant Shrub for a Vermouth Cassis, or Apple Cinnamon Shrub to mix with seltzer, or develop your own with Michael Dietsch’s directions and step-by-step photographs. “Imagine a fizzy, soda-like drink that is drier and so much more sophisticated than soda, what with the sugar and botanical ingredients. Shrubs! Amazing! Wonderful!!” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

From Garden to Glass

From Garden to Glass
Author: David Hurst
Publsiher: Universe Publishing(NY)
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 0789336545
ISBN 13: 9780789336545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Garden to Glass Book Review:

"Garden to glass" recipes for nutrient-packed non-alcoholic infusions and cordials based on fresh from the garden or farmstand fruits, berries, herbs, and spices used as restorative tonics or as the basis for healthy cocktails. For the legions of readers who enjoyed The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Best Drinks, here is a new health and nutrition conscious take on making infusions, cordials, and cocktails mixers with garden fresh herbs, fruits, and spices. The Drinking Garden is a unique collection of over 70 delicious botanically inspired recipes based on what is available fresh from the garden or farm stand. These "garden to glass" recipes are for non-alcoholic infusions and cordials based on fresh fruits, garden herbs, and spices which can be consumed as restorative tonics in their own right or can be used as the basis for mouthwatering cocktails - cocktails filled with garden fresh nutrients and antioxidants, making them far healthier than ordinary bar drinks. Organized according to main ingredient, the recipes are created with an eye toward both health and taste. All recipes include fresh from the garden botanicals such as elderberries, strawberries, tomato, mints, and other herbs. Thus, an ordinary Bloody Mary is transformed into a healthy power drink by using freshly crushed garden tomatoes, chilies, and other spices. Many recipes also use "superfood" ingredients, from açai berry and avocado to papaya and pomegranate. Each creation is expertly crafted and inspired by some of the most exciting trends in bartending and mixology. The book also explains how to make professional-quality mixed drinks in your home, listing essential bar kit, fancy glassware, party planning, and finishing touches that can transform an ordinary drink into an exceptional cocktail.

Eat Your Drink

Eat Your Drink
Author: Matthew Biancaniello
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 0062391291
ISBN 13: 9780062391292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat Your Drink Book Review:

Create your own artisanal "farm-to-glass" specialty cocktails using local, seasonal, unusual, and organic produce with this illustrated bartending guide from the renowned cocktail chef who is transforming modern mixology. Matthew Biancaniello, the former cocktail chef for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s famous Library Bar, is creating cocktails the world has never tasted before. Going beyond the quotidian Whiskey Sour or Tom Collins, Biancaniello is mixing it up with imaginative drinks such as “The Heirloom Tomato Mojito”, a twenty-five-year-aged balsamic vinegar and strawberry libation named “The Last Tango in Modena,” and a fresh arugula-infused “Roquette.” One of the fastest-rising and most unique talents in the world of bartending, Biancaniello crafts exciting new drinks based on farm-fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients. A complement to farm-to-table dining, his fresh take on cocktails is ushering in a new age of drinking: “farm-to-glass”, and with the addition of his foraging and gardening methods, “ground to glass.” Captured in gorgeous full-color photographs, the libations in Eat Your Drink are both aesthetically beautiful and delicious. Eat Your Drink explores cocktails that push boundaries though never-before-imagined flavor combinations. Following Biancaniello’s lead, you too can learn to blend alcohol and food together to create an elevated cocktail experience that requires you to savor, explore and . . . eat your drink.

Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird
Author: Tim Federle
Publsiher: Running Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 0762448768
ISBN 13: 9780762448760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tequila Mockingbird Book Review:

December 2013: Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks) December 2013: Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers December 2013: BookPage Best of 2013 October 2014: Clue on Jeopardy Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore—and you deserve a drink! A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes—paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Even if you don't have a B.A. in English, tonight you're gonna drink like you do. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose The Last of the Mojitos Love in the Time of Kahlúa Romeo and Julep A Rum of One's Own Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita Vermouth the Bell Tolls and more!

Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits

Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits
Author: Andrew Schloss
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 1603428836
ISBN 13: 9781603428835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits Book Review:

Add your favorite flavors and sweeteners to vodka, brandy, whiskey, and rum to make delicious homemade liqueurs. Andrew Schloss shows you simple techniques for making liqueurs using standard kitchen equipment, providing hundreds of recipes for blending your own flavored spirits with cinnamon, chocolate, honey, peaches, or anything else that might suit your fancy. Learn how easy it is to make your own versions of Baileys, Triple Sec, and Kahlúa, or try your hand at creating new and unique flavor combinations. Cheers!

Who Says You're Dead?

Who Says You're Dead?
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1643750151
ISBN 13: 9781643750156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Says You're Dead? Book Review:

“An original, compelling, and provocative exploration of ethical issues in our society, with thoughtful and balanced commentary. I have not seen anything like it.” —Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams Drawing upon the author’s two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks readers, What would you do? A daughter gets tested to see if she’s a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man’s biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter? A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can’t hear? Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces? Or, when you or a loved one is on life support, Who says you’re dead? In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases. Who Says You’re Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.