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

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  • The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) – Hardcover (2013)
    by Amy Stewart

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

    Hardcover, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
    2013
    English
    381 pages

    ISBN: 1616200464
    ISBN-13: 9781616200466

    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 ... Show more

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

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Beverly S

booze

by Beverly S on Sep 12, 2013

Written in the Amy Stewart style, enjoyable read ,full of history and procedures... all about the booze. More

Joel S

A Great Book!

by Joel S on Jul 14, 2013

This book is physically beautiful and is full of fascinating information. You don't need to be a drinker to be stimulated by the history and botany of alcoholic beverages rare and common. Well worth buying a copy - there are many sober hours of enjoment here! More

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