The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist
Title The Drunken Botanist PDF eBook
Author Amy Stewart
Publisher Algonquin Books
Pages 490
Release 2013-03-19
Genre Gardening
ISBN 1616201045

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The New York Times-bestselling guide to botany and booze celebrates its 10th anniversary with an updated edition─now including a guide to planting your very own cocktail garden to go with more than fifty drink recipes. This fascinating, go-to text about the plants that make our drinks is the ideal gift book for every cocktail aficionado, the perfect drinks book for every plant-lover. 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 charming concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with delightful drawings, tasty cocktail recipes, and fun factoids throughout—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party. “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

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener
Title The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener PDF eBook
Author Niki Jabbour
Publisher Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages 256
Release 2011-12-14
Genre Gardening
ISBN 1603427856

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Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

The Cocktail Garden

The Cocktail Garden
Title The Cocktail Garden PDF eBook
Publisher Hardie Grant
Pages 176
Release 2018-03-06
Genre Cooking
ISBN 9781743792858

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The Cocktail Garden offers cocktail recipes focused around the flavors and produce found throughout the seasons, all stunningly illustrated by internationally-renowned artist Adriana Picker. From summery raspberries and rich figs to citrus and white peaches, apples and pineapples, and infusions using a riot of herbs – basil and thyme, to sage and lavender and other flavors found in the garden. There are drinks for long hot summer afternoons spent among flowers in the garden; wine spritzers for breezy evenings on the back porch; champagne cocktails for celebrations under the apple tree; nightcaps for wintry nights by the fireside; and fruity party punches for that garden party gathering with style.

Botany at the Bar

Botany at the Bar
Title Botany at the Bar PDF eBook
Author Selena Ahmed
Pages 179
Release 2019-05-30
Genre Bitters
ISBN 1782405607

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

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
Title Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails PDF eBook
Author Ted Haigh
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group USA
Pages 352
Release 2009-10-01
Genre Cooking
ISBN 1616734752

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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.

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts
Title The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts PDF eBook
Author Maja Säfström
Publisher National Geographic Books
Pages 0
Release 2016-03-29
Genre Nature
ISBN 1607748320

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New York Times bestseller • An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? Or that a group of owls is called a parliament, or that they have three eyelids? Sea otters hold hands in their sleep, bees never sleep, and penguins laugh when they're tickled! This charming compendium contains over 100 pages of fascinating facts about the animal kingdom illustrated with whimsical detail.

Salt Lick

Salt Lick
Title Salt Lick PDF eBook
Author Lulu Allison
Publisher Unbound Publishing
Pages 372
Release 2021-09-16
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1789651328

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A compelling fable of decline, a lament for a way of life, and a warning about what society is already becoming. It is a capsule of England and its dystopian present ... as sad and angry as it is memorable' Rónán Hession 'Salt Lick is that rare beast – imaginative, risky storytelling where every sentence is a gift' Heidi James Britain is awash, the sea creeps into the land, brambles and forest swamp derelict towns. Food production has moved overseas and people are forced to move to the cities for work. The countryside is empty. A chorus, the herd voice of feral cows, wander this newly wild land watching over changing times, speaking with love and exasperation. Jesse and his puppy Mister Maliks roam the woods until his family are forced to leave for London. Lee runs from the terrible restrictions of the White Town where he grew up. Isolde leaves London on foot, walking the abandoned A12 in search of the truth about her mother.