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The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
by , Robert J. Heiss

Language

English

Pages

444

Publication Date

March 23, 2011

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Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.<br /><br /><i>The Story of Tea</i> begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider'­s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Crâme, and resources for purchasing fine tea.<br /><br />Vividly illustrated throughout, <i>The Story of Tea</i> is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years.
Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting: Self-Sufficiency from Beer and ...
by Brett L. Markham

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

July 01, 2012

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<div>Brett Markham, author of <em>Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre</em>, explains how<br />to ferment just about anything you can grow, and reminds us that gourmet cheeses,<br />fancy vinegars, and store-bought wines can be expensive—making your own<br />can not only be fun but will save money. Learn to make sourdough or experiment<br />with making wine using a countertop juice machine. Inside you’ll find recipes<br />and instructions with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and 150 of the<br />author’s own photographs.</div>
The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cock...
by Mittie Hellmich

Language

English

Pages

484

Publication Date

July 01, 2010

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<h3><strong><em>The Ultimate Bar Book</em> — The bartender's bible and a James Beard nominee for the best Wine and Spirit book, 2008</strong></h3><p><strong>The cocktail book for your home:</strong> <em>The Ultimate Bar Book</em> is an indispensable guide to classic cocktails and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips.</p><p><strong>Classic cocktails and new drinks:</strong> As the mistress of mixology, the author Mittie Hellmich has the classics down for the Martini, the Bloody Mary—and the many variations such as the Dirty Martini and the Virgin Mary. And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler.</p><p><strong>Illustrated secrets of classic cocktails and more:</strong> Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; and let's not forget an essential selection of hangover remedies, <em>The Ultimate Bar Book</em> is nothing short of top-shelf.</p><p><strong>If you liked <em>PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar</em> and <em>The Joy of Mixology,</em> you'll love <em>The Ultimate Bar Book</em></strong></p>
Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snack...
by Martha Stewart

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>With more than 200 recipes, successfully cook snacks, starters, small plates, stylish bites, and sips for any occasion.</b><br /> <br /><b>Hors d’oeuvres made modern:</b> Today’s style of entertaining calls for fuss-free party foods that are easy to make and just as delicious as ever. With more than 200 recipes for tasty pre-dinner bites, substantial small plates, special-occasion finger foods, and quick snacks to enjoy with drinks, <i>Martha Stewart’s Appetizers</i> is the <i>new</i> go-to guide for any type of get-together. 
Hungover: The Morning After and One Man's Quest for the Cure
by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>“Bishop-Stall insists that hangovers… [are] worthy of a cure. After years of dogged research around the globe, he finds one — just in time for the holidays.” —<i>Washington Post<br /></i><br />“[An] irreverent, well-oiled memoir…Bishop-Stall packs his book with humorous and enlightening asides about alcohol.” —<i>The Wall Street Journal </i><br /></b><br /> <b>One intrepid reporter's quest to learn everything there is to know about hangovers, trying all of the cures he can find and explaining how (and if) they work, all so rest of us don't have to.</b><br /><br />We've all been there. One minute you're fast asleep, and in the next you're tumbling from dreams of deserts and demons, into semi-consciousness, mouth full of sand, head throbbing. You're hungover. Courageous journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall has gone to the front lines of humanity's age-old fight against hangovers to settle once and for all the best way to get rid of the aftereffects of a night of indulgence (short of not drinking in the first place).<br /><br />Hangovers have plagued human beings for about as long as civilization has existed (and arguably longer), so there has been plenty of time for cures to be concocted. But even in 2018, little is actually known about hangovers, and less still about how to cure them. Cutting through the rumor and the myth, <i>Hungover</i> explores everything from polar bear swims, to saline IV drips, to the age-old hair of the dog, to let us all know which ones actually work. And along the way, Bishop-Stall regales readers with stories from humanity's long and fraught relationship with booze, and shares the advice of everyone from Kingsley Amis to a man in a pub.
The Wine Bible
by Karen MacNeil

Language

English

Pages

1008

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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<DIV>Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of <I>The Wine Bible</I>, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as <I>“The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject”</I> (Danny Meyer), <I>“A guide that has all the answers” </I>(Bobby Flay), <I>“Astounding”</I> (Thomas Keller), and <I>“A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing”</I> (Kevin Zraly).<BR /><BR /> Like a lively course from an expert teacher, <I>The Wine Bible</I> grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”<BR />  </DIV>
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
by , Justin Hammack

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b><b>The expanded wine guide from the creators of WineFolly.com, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike.</b></b><br /><br /><i>Wine Folly</i> became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, <i>Wine Folly: Magnum Edition</i> is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level. <i>Wine Folly: Magnum Edition</i> includes:<br />  <b>*</b>  more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you'll love;<br />  <b>*</b>  a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary;<br />  <b>*</b>  wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Austria;<br />  <b>*</b>  an expanded food and wine pairing section;<br />  <b>*</b>  a primer on acidity and tannin--so you can taste wine like a pro;<br />  <b>*</b>  more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert.<br /><i>Wine Folly: Magnum Edition</i> is the must-have book for the millions of fans of WineFolly.com and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It's the ultimate gift for any wine lover.
120 Hot Chocolate Recipes
by Bonnie Scott

Language

English

Pages

135

Publication Date

November 23, 2016

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Everyone loves a steaming mug of hot cocoa! With this fantastic collection of <b>120 Hot Chocolate Recipes</b> from home and around the globe, you're sure to find a recipe to warm you inside and out.<br /><br />These aren't just your grandma's cocoa recipes. Everyone's favorite comfort beverage, hot chocolate, is as varied as the nations in which it's found. There are even some new twists to the traditional winter hot drink - you'll find frozen cocoa and alcohol-laced versions. Variations like:<div><ul><li><b>Caramel Hot Chocolate</b></li><li><b>Belgian Hot Cocoa</b></li><li><b>World's Best Hot Chocolate</b></li><li><b>Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate</b></li><li><b>Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate</b></li><li><b>Pumpkin Whipped Cream</b></li></ul></div><div><br />Along with all the traditional variations and the modern twists, you'll take your cocoa sipping to the next level with unique spices and flavor add-ons. With 120 hot chocolate and whipped cream recipes to try out, you'll never hear a grumble when you ask if everyone is ready for a cup of cocoa! </div><div></div><div></div><div><br />Buy <b>120 Hot Chocolate Recipes</b> today and add a little fun to cold winter days.</div>
Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of th...
by Lew Bryson

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 01, 2014

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<DIV><P>Pour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world’s greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you’ll discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques. With advice on how to collect, age, and serve whiskey, as well as suggestions for proven food pairings, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge and invite your friends over for a delicious whiskey tasting party. </P></DIV>
The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the He...
by , Alex LaGory

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

March 17, 2016

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<DIV><B>2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner </B><BR /><BR /> Brew your own kombucha at home! With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want — for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp, shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!).<BR /><BR /> “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.”<BR /> — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s <I>Bizarre Foods </I></DIV>

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