[EPUB] The Drunken Botanist The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart

R about vanilla and cocoa and allspice and cinchona The author is at pains to tell us that her coverage is by no means and allspice and cinchona The author is at pains to tell us that her coverage is by no means but it is comprehensive She delves into the botany of the plants and how different species can contribute different flavors or must be schewed ntirely due to toxicity Or Simply Unpleasant Tastes The History Of The Plants And simply unpleasant tastes the history of the plants and mutations over the centuries archeological findings supporting speculations about the origins of some favorite beverages recipes for DIY and growing tips for would be gardenersThrough all this her writing is approachable and ntertaining Another reviewer compared her to Mary Roach and I agree that s a fair comparison The book is also replete with fascinating trivia The Bookshop on the Shore eg When Coca Cola made its ill fated switch to New Coke the Wall Street Journal reported that theconomy of Madagascar nearly collapsed because of the sudden drop in demand for vanilla The company refused as always to comment on its secret formula but the inference was that the original Coke recipe called for vanilla and the new version did not It was perhaps than I Dance Real Slow ever needed orven wanted to know but I m glad that I read it. Red because girls poisoned by rgot had seizures that that I read it. Red because girls poisoned by rgot had seizures that 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.

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