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Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

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ISBN-10: 1616200464

ISBN-13: 9781616200466

Edition: 2013

Authors: Amy Stewart

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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 fungus).Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence: when the…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 3/19/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.19" wide x 8.31" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English