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[Kindle] The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks AUTHOR Amy Stewart

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Xacan stillThere wasn t a bottle n the store that we couldn t assign a genus and species to Bourbon Zea mays an overgrown grasssweet corn Absinthe Artemisia absinthium a much misunderstood Mediterranean herb Polish vodka Solanum tuberosum a nightshade which Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl is a weird family of plantsf there ever was one Beer Humulus lupuluscommon hop or hop a sticky climbing vine that happens to be a close cousin to cannabisIn China they make their wine from barley n the northern parts thereof from rice and apples In Japan also they prepare a strong wine from rice We n England likewise have great variety of wines from cherries apples pears c little Schlechter Sex 2 inferior to those Foreign Growth In Brazil growth In Brazil elsewhere they make strong wine of water and sugarcane andn Barbadoes they have many liuors unknown to us Among the Turks where wine of the grape New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre is forbid by their law the Jews and Christians keepn their taverns a liuor made of fermented raisins The Sura n the East Indies s made of the juice that flows from the cocoa tree and sailors have often been nebriated n that country with the liuors made of the fermented juices obtain d by the Sword and Sorceress 24 incision of vegetablesDrunken botanists Given the role they playn creating the world s great drinks t s a wonder there are any sober botanists at allA great gin or a fine French liueur s flavored with nnumerable herbs seeds and fruit some of them added during distillation and some just before bottling And once a bottle gets to the bar a third round of plants are called nto service mixers like mint lemon and The Riptide Ultra-Glide if the party s at my house fresh jalape o I structured the book around this journey from mash tub and still to bottle to glassMarc Wucher an Alsatian eau de vie maker once told a reporter We distill everything except our mothersn law and Die Sanduhr if you ve ever been to Alsace you know he wasn t exaggerating You can proceedn orderly fashion through the booksays the author The plants are alphabetically Mardi Gras indexed andnclude all the well known beverages first and then proceed to the uncommon ones History cultural uses distillery product names It s all thereI just had an arresting moment when feces two thousand years old were discovered Ghetto in the 1950s and analyzed It did not go off well Ahhht s n the bookMARULASLet s skip the skimpy nfo n the book here and rather share my own memories with youMarulas Sclerocarya birrea spp caffra a delicious African fruit s not only a highly sought after Sclerocarya birrea spp caffra a delicious African fruit That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon is not only a highly sought after for various liueurs beers moonshine witblitsn Afrikaans also called T t T t one of the most potent moonshines on the planet A very popular liueur called Marula Cream s made from this fruit The fruit s also popular with the animals with hilarious conseuences Just watch this video yourself a favor and watch t Even the worms have a happy moment Believe me those hangovers are REALThe author from Oregon n the USA rejects this kind of evidence I don t I ve grown up American Espionage and the Soviet Target in the northern parts of South Africa and we witnessed these animals constantly Not only eating the fruit but stumbling awayn a drunken stupor In fact when the word was out that elephants were at the trees we all went en masse to witness Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis it When the elephants shook the trees the monkeys within had to cling for dear life until the tree uake was over It lasted only a few minutes at a time The fruits safe for human consumption when t s dropped from the tree and picked up mmediately especially after the elephants shook the trees Stored n fridges and eaten within a day t The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives is one of the most delicious fruits on the planet But left out on the groundn the hot African sun t totally changes the ball game Nobody n their right mind touches those sun baked fruits The Marula fruit contains a delicious nut which Die vier Jahreszeiten is used by African tribes for making bread The tree forms part of the ANACARDIACEAE cashew nut family of plants The nuts can be stored for monthsn clay pots before Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană its used As children we helped the African mammas collect the fruit and harvest the nuts Huge heaps For our assistance we were awarded with the bread The bread s not only delicious but also extremely healthy As children we had our fill of both bread nuts and non fermented fruit We knew which fruits to avoid and which were safe I miss t every day Humans and animals rejoice together n Marula season Back to the book It s so well researched and really fascinating to read Not a book to rush through within a day I would rather 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Istilled and they each represent a uniue cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history Molasses was an essentialngredient Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form in Americanndependence when the British forced the colonies to buy British not French molasses for their New World rum making the settlers outrage kindled the American Revolution Rye which turns up In the Shadow of Empires in countless spiritss vulnerable to ergot which contains a precursor to LSD and some historians have speculated that the Salem witch trials occur. I was so relieved to learn that I t have to root around n emu droppings n order to enjoy a I wouldn t have root around The 101 Dalmatians in emu droppingsn order to enjoy a cocktailAmy Stewart From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America is sort of the Mary Roach of the plant world but not uite as funny I m of a botanist than a boozer so I was mostnterested The Story of the Orchestra in the history and folklore of the plants It s uite a revelation though to see the variety of plants that are usedn alcoholic beverages If you like to make exotic cocktails from pricey liueurs and liuors you could throw one hell of a party with the recipes n this book She even gives some gardening advice so you can "grow the plants you ll use n your "the plants you ll use n your concoctions PreambleJune 2017I m buddy reading this with the victim of my attention Todd although he doesn t know t yet He doesn t even know I bought this book though he did know I was going to because when t came to our attention n the museum s gift shop and we both put t on our to read lists right then and there I promised I d get us a copy There was another book n the same display Talking Cures and Placebo Effects in which we were alsonterested DIY Bitters Reviving the Forgotten Flavor A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders Cocktail Enthusiasts Herbalists and More and I ve purchased that as well So my plan s to give that one to him while I read this one during my lunch breaks Todd reads sporadically so t will take him years to get through that which The Bewitched Wolf is perfect because my lunch break reading only happensn summer and fall and I get distracted a lot and An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna it often takes me than a year to get a book read so we ll both have ample time to finish our fascinating tomes When we re done we ll As the subtitle says thiss about the plants behind alcoholic beverages Besides the obvious candidates such as barley grapes rice agave etc that form the backbone of drinks the author also covers various flavoring agents so that we hear about vanilla and cocoa and allspice and cinchona The author Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries is at pains to tell us that her coverages by no means exhaustive but Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) its comprehensive She delves Last Chance Hero into the botany of the plants and how different species can contribute different flavors or must be eschewed entirely due to toxicity or simply unpleasant tastes the history of the plants and their mutations over the centuries archeological findings supporting speculations about the origins of some favorite beverages recipes for DIY and growing tips for would be gardenersThrough all this her writings approachable and entertaining Another reviewer compared her to Mary Roach and I agree that s a fair comparison The book Officer Buckle and Gloria is also replete with fascinating trivia eg When Coca Cola madets Antolog�a Patri�tica ill fated switch to New Coke the Wall Street Journal reported that the economy of Madagascar nearly collapsed because of the sudden dropn demand for vanilla The company refused as always to comment on Political Theory: An Introduction its secret formula but thenference was that the original Coke recipe called for vanilla and the new version did not It was perhaps than I ever needed or even wanted to know but I m glad that I read t Horticulture n bottles Booze and botany The elixir of life the aua vitae that the plant world has given us Every great drink starts with a plant So depending on the mission one person will be What Is Madness? interestedn the content of the bottle and another might be thrilled by the botanical magic leading up to This Pagan Heaven it I m one of the latter A teetotaler since forever most boring nerd at a party Coffee and water the only substance abuses I am guilty of Aht just happily float my boat How can anyone with even a passing Paladin's Redemption interestn botany not be fascinated by this stuff I said Look at the ngredients Juniper That s a conifer Coriander which s of course the fruit of a cilantro plant All gins have citrus peel Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) in them This one has lavender buds too Gins nothing but an alcohol extraction of all these crazy plants from around the world tree bark and leaves and seeds and flowers and fruit We had arrived at the liuor store by then and I was gesturing wildly at the shelves around us This s horticulture In all of these bottles One hundred and sixty plant species are covered n the book But there s thousands of course And then there s proper tonic waterproper tonic water made with actual cinchona bark and real Saccharum officinarum not that artificial junkScott browsed the selection of bottled Agave teuilana He was Dreamsnake in the habit of trekkingnto Mexico n search of rare agave and cactus and he d encountered many of his prized specimens coming out of the working end of a handmade Oa. 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 a Dutch physician added oil of juniper to a clear spirit believing that juniper berries would cure kidney disorders The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants flowers trees and fruits and even one fungusSome of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and Ection to be scrolled through and slowly The has a wonderful Witty And Casual Way and casual way sharing the nformation The author s website wwwdrunkenbotanistcom author has a wonderful witty and casual way of sharing the Muse information The author s website wwwdrunkenbotanistcoms a great book very Silence interesting It all started when Stewart went to a liuor store with her friend We had arrived at a liuor store by then and I was gesturing wildly at the shelves around us Thiss horticulture In all of these bottles Suddenly we weren t Dr. Koto Vol. 9 in a liuor store any We weren a fantastical greenhouse the world s most exotic botanical garden the sort of strange and overgrown conservatory we only encounter Sworn Sword: A Free Preview in our dreams Around the worldt seems there s not a tree or shrub or delicate wildflower that has not been harvested brewed and bottled Every advance n botanical exploration or horticultural science brought with Lanalphabète qui savait compter it a corresponding uptickn the uality of our spirituous liuors Drunken botanists Give the role they play Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century in creating the world s great drinkst s a wonder there are any sober botanists at allThe only reason this didn t get five stars from me s that although I drink I don t A good book to read a bit at a time and a painless way to learn some botany Stewart writes well and her botanical vignettes are mostly entertaining There are drink recipes and liuor lore mostly lost on me though I did learn some nteresting stuff about brewing beer 35 stars rounded upThis would make a fine gift book the hardcover Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective is attractive sturdy and well designed I gave away a copy this past ChristmasThe go to reviews Margitte shttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow Waaaayyyy back Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues in my undergrad days I fulfilled my science reuirementn part by taking classes like Practical Botany and Environmental Plant Biology So I know a thing or two about those things that grow n dirt Conseuently I found discussions about the necessary starch levels n potatoes needed to make good vodka at least semi Cabal interesting And now I finally know what proof means whichs good therein lies a delightfully entertaining story that I shan t spoilMostly though this book just made me want a cocktail Or seven Who s Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII in I have been clean and sober for 8 years after going through AA This Thanksgiving I slipped and partookn a little drinking and oops There went my sobriety Since all that went down the toilet I thought I d pick up this book I m glad I did It s wonderful BrilliantI loved this book While the format s something like an encyclopedia I read t cover to cover and was sad when Young Junius i reached the end the entries were thatnformative and well written that t was engaging than some novels I ve read recentlyI knew some of the background nfo but a lot was new to me And fascinating As a species we are clearly keen on fermenting anything that might be fermentableThe suggestions of ways to explore like with teuilas and liueurs were really Tales From Greenfuzz 3 interesting and our bar storages going to be Ambush increasing The drink recipesncluded worked really well based on those I triedNow I got this as an ARC from LibraryThing so the Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum indices weren t functional and the printing was gray scale rather than the 2 color promisedn the real version Based on this though I ve ordered the real version because I think Milk Teeth: Poems it ll be wortht I ve also ordered a couple of the author s other booksIt really s that goodIf you are nterested Ein Paradies aus Nichts in the history of booze orn cocktails or spirits The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry in general I HIGHLY recommend this book Its not only really Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution informativet s a great read This book goes On The Fence into meticulous detailn listing all the plants trees herbs nuts flowers spices and pretty much anything else that has ever been fermented and distilled to make alcohol Stewart tells how agaves are harvested what that flavor Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) in Amaretto di Saronnos nope not almonds what kind of bugs find their way nto what liuour and gives comparison charts for the multiples of say violet liueurs This sn t just a gathering of dry facts though when something Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation is badly made Stewart tells youStewarts the other of several botany and gardening books Highschool of the Dead, Band 2 is the a founder of a gardening blog and has a bookstore I d read about this book here on LT so when she appeared nearby a couple of weeks ago I went to grab this for the signing and listen to her talk about all the research parties that wentnto the two years she spent on this book It s so complete that I know I ll be taking Rick Stein’s Secret France it with me to find things I never would have tried before Who hasn t looked at a bottle of something and wondered what to do witht You ll get the answer her. Red because girls poisoned by ergot had seizures that made townspeople think they d been bewitched Then there's the tale of the thirty year court battle that took place over the trademarking of Angostura bitters which may or may not actually contain bark from the Angostura treeWith a delightful two color vintage style Guide to the History of the Laws and Constitutions of England: Consisting of Six Lectures, Delivered at the Colleges of Ss. Peter and Paul, Prior Park, Bath interior over fifty drink recipes growing tips for gardeners and advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit thiss the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alik. The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks