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The Drunken Botanist

Author : Amy Stewart
ISBN : 9781616201043
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Girl Waits With Gun

Author : Amy Stewart
ISBN : 9780544409613
Genre : Fiction
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A National Bestseller A New York Times Editors' Choice A September 2015 Indie Next Pick A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy" One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall" 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 Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now!

Proof

Author : Adam Rogers
ISBN : 9780547897967
Genre : Cooking
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A spirited, history-rich narrative on the art and science of alcohol discusses everything from fermentation and distillation to traditions and the effects of alcohol on the body and brain. 25,000 first printing.

Wicked Bugs

Author : Amy Stewart
ISBN : 9781565129603
Genre : Nature
File Size : 57. 31 MB
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Chronicles the insects, worms and spiders that have tormented humankind for centures. By the best-selling author of Wicked Plants.

Drinks

Author : Tony Conigliaro
ISBN : 9781448118236
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 20. 10 MB
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Cocktails are back in a big way - but no more '2 for 1' Tequila Sunrises. Today's cocktails are a sensory experience, concocted by experts on taste and aroma - and none is more expert than Tony Conigliaro, expert alchemist and award-winning barman. Drinks is a stunning contemporary cocktail guide, which nods to the history of the cocktail and updates 50 classic cocktail recipes in astonishing and original ways. Tony's spins on the classics include Vintage Manhattan (using aged bourbon), new classics of his own invention (the Twinkle, now on cocktail menus the world over), drinks based on their perfume (Lipstick Rose, inspired by perfumer Ralf Schwieger's creation for Frederic Malle), fruit-based culinary creations (Sweet Grilled Lemon Margarita and Nettle Gimlet) and groundbreaking savoury drinks (White Truffle Martini). Beautifully photographed with easy recipes and fascinating descriptions of their inspiration and creation, and with a guide to the equipment you will need to make your own libations at home, Drinks will revolutionise the art of the cocktail.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Author : Amy Stewart
ISBN : 9780544409620
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 90. 51 MB
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The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty, and unforgettable Kopp sisters. After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can’t be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right. Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey--tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette--that is, when they aren't training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage. Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment--also ripped from the headlines--in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way.

The 12 Bottle Bar

Author : David Solmonson
ISBN : 9780761181385
Genre : Cooking
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It’s a system, a tool kit, a recipe book. Beginning with one irresistible idea--a complete home bar of just 12 key bottles--here’s how to make more than 200 classic and unique mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus the perfect Martini, the perfect Manhattan, and the perfect Mint Julep. It’s a surprising guide--tequila didn’t make the cut, and neither did bourbon, but genever did. And it’s a literate guide--describing with great liveliness everything from the importance of vermouth and bitters (the “salt and pepper” of mixology) to the story of a punch bowl so big it was stirred by a boy in a rowboat.

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