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

byAmy StewartNarrated byColeen Marlo

March 19, 2013|
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by 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 medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient of American independence when outrage over a mandate to buy British rather than French molasses for New World rum-making helped kindle the American Revolution. Captain James Cook harvested the young, green tips of spruce trees to make a vitamin C-rich beer that cured his crew of scurvy-a recipe that Jane Austen enjoyed so much that she used it as a plot point in Emma.With over fifty drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that carries Stewart’s trademark wit, this is the perfect listen for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.
Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.COLEEN MARLO was...
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Title:The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:615 pages, 5.3 X 6.4 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:615 pages, 5.3 X 6.4 X 1.1 in
Published:March 19, 2013
Publisher:Tantor Media, Inc.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781622311392

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