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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date March 19, 2013
Pages 381
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781616200466
ISBN-10 1616200464
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A New York Times Bestseller
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.

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9781616200466 | details & prices | 381 pages | 6.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $19.95
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