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    Waaaayyyy back in my undergrad days I fulfilled my science reuirement in part by taking classes like Practical Botany and Environmental Plant Biology So I know a thing or two about those things that grow in dirt Conseuently I found discussion

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    Horticulture in 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 interested in the content of the bot

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    I was so relieved to learn that I wouldn't have to root around in emu droppings in order to enjoy a uandong cocktailAmy Stewart 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 most interested in the history and folklore of the plants It's uite a revelation though

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    I have been clean and sober for 8 years after going through AA This Thanksgiving I slipped and partook in 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

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    This is a great book very 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 This is horticulture In all of these bottles Suddenly we weren't in a liuor store any We were in a fantastical greenhouse the world's most exotic bo

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    PreambleJune 2017I'm buddy reading this with the victim of my attention Todd although he doesn't know it yet He doesn't even know I bought this

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    BrilliantI loved this book While the format is something like an encyclopedia I read it cover to cover and was sad when i reached the end; the entries were that informative and well written that it was engaging tha

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    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 in

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    As the subtitle says this is 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 is at pains to tell us that her coverage is b

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    This book goes into meticulous detail in 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 in Amaretto di Saronno is nope not almonds what kind of bugs find their way into what liuour and gives comparison charts for the multiples of say violet liueurs This isn't j

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free download Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB è Amy Stewart

Istilled and they each represent a uniue cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence 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 countless spirits is vulnerable to ergot which contains a precursor to LSD and some historians have speculated that the Salem witch trials occur. I have been clean and sober for 8 years after going through AA This Thanksgiving I slipped and partook in 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

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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 interior over fifty drink recipes growing tips for gardeners and advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit this is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alik. 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 interesting stuff about brewing beer 35 stars rounded upThis would make a fine gift book the hardcover is attractive sturdy and well designed I gave away a copy this past ChristmasThe go to review is Margitte shttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow

free download Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB è Amy Stewart

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 d. I was so relieved to learn that I wouldn t have to root around in emu droppings in order to enjoy a uandong cocktailAmy Stewart 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 most interested in the history and folklore of the plants It s uite a revelation though to see the variety of plants that are used in 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 in this book She even gives some gardening advice so you can grow the plants you ll use in your boozy concoctions