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Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfre...
by , Benjamin Powell

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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The bastard step-child of Milton Friedman and Anthony Bourdain, <i>Socialism Sucks</i> is a bar-crawl through former, current, and wannabe socialist countries around the world. Free market economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell travel to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, and Sweden to investigate the dangers and idiocies of socialism—while drinking a lot of beer.
The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat, and Shed P...
by Harley Pasternak

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<b>Get healthy in just 15 days with this diet plan from Harley Pasternak, the celebrity trainer and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author frequently featured on Khloe Kardashian's <i>Revenge Body</i></b><br /><br />We've gone way overboard trying to beat the bulge. We've tried every diet out there—low-carb, low-fat, all-grapefruit—and spent hours toiling on treadmills and machines, to no avail. It's time to hit the reset button and start over with a new perspective on weight loss.<br /><br />In <i>The Body Reset Diet, </i>celebrity trainer and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Harley Pasternak offers you the ultimate plan for a thinner, healthier, happier life. This three-phase program focuses on the easiest, most effective way to slim down: blending. The 5-day jump-start includes delicious, expertly crafted smoothies (White Peach Ginger, Apple Pie, and Pina Colada, to name a few), dips, snacks, and soups that keep you satisfied while boosting your metabolism. Over the following 10 days, the plan reintroduces healthy combinations of classic dishes along with the blended recipes to keep the metabolism humming, so you will continue to torch calories and shed pounds.<br /><br />The plan also explains how the easiest form of exercise—walking—along with light resistance training is all it takes to achieve the celebrity-worthy physique that we all desire. No equipment necessary! Whether you are looking to lose significant weight or just those last 5 pounds, <i>The Body Reset Diet</i>offers a proven program to reset, slim down, and get healthy in just 15 days—and stay that way for good!
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 26, 2009

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<b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. </b><br /><br /><br />Written with authority and charm by journalist Tom Standage, <i>A History of the World in 6 Glasses</i> tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of six beverages that have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of human events: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. <br /><br />First made in the Fertile Crescent, beer became so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that by 3000 B.C.E. it was being used as currency. The main export of Ancient Greece's vast seaborne trade, wine helped spread its culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying men on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Originating in the Arab world, coffee stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. Hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it had far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Carbonated drinks, invented in 18th-century Europe and popularized in the 20th-century, are now a leading symbol of globalization, particularly Coca-Cola.<br /><br />"Incisive, illuminating, and swift," (<i>New York Times</i>), <i>A History of the World in 6 Glasses</i> shows the intricate interplay of different civilizations in a fascinating new light. For Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explor...
by James Hoffmann

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English

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Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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<p><b>'Written by a World Barista Champion and co-founder of the great Square Mile roasters in London, this had a lot to live up to and it certainly does. Highly recommended for anyone into their coffee and interested in finding out more about how it's grown, processed and roasted.'</b> (<i>Amazon customer</i>)</p><br /><p><b>'Whether you are an industry professional, a home enthusiast or anything in between, I truly believe this is a MUST read.'</b> (<i>Amazon customer</i>)</p><br /><br /><p><b>'Informative, well-written and well presented. Coffee table and reference book - a winner'</b> (<i>Amazon customer</i>)</p><br /><p><b>'Very impressive. It's amazing how much territory is covered without overwhelming the reader. The abundant photos and images are absolutely coffee-table-worthy, but this book is so much more. I think it would be enjoyable for an obsessed coffee geek or someone who just enjoys their java.' </b>(<i>Amazon customer</i>)</p><br /><p>For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.</p><br /><p>Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of <i>terroir</i>, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed.</p><br /><p>Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry.</p>
Green Smoothies for Life
by JJ Smith

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from certified weight-loss expert JJ Smith, <i>Green Smoothies for Life </i>offers a brand-new meal plan to incorporate green smoothies into your everyday routine while developing healthier long-term eating habits and improving your overall health.</b><br /><br />More than a weight loss plan, the<i> 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse</i>, designed by nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert JJ Smith, became a way of life. Readers reported that they not only shed pounds but they also slept better, thought more clearly, and were in better over-all health, with some adherents, in consultation with their doctor, even moving off medication. As delicious as her green smoothies are, however, the cleanse was designed only to jumpstart a detox and a new approach to eating—it’s not a permanent solution.<br /> <br /> In her new book, <i>Green Smoothies for Life</i>, the highly anticipated follow up to the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse</i>, Smith presents a way that green smoothies can be incorporated into your daily regimen. With over thirty recipes for everything from hot dinners to desserts and snacks, sixty thoughtfully composed green smoothie recipes, a thirty-day meal plan and the corresponding shopping lists, the book provides you with a step-by-step prescriptive daily regimen that shows you how to eat mindfully and healthily. In addition to green smoothies and color photographs of select recipes, the book includes more than twenty effective methods to detox (which helps fuel weight loss), information on Smith’s DHEMM (Detox, Hormonal Balance, Eat, Move and Mental Mastery) weight loss system, and testimonials from dieters who’ve change their approach to not just food but also life since while following her advice.<br /> <br /> Whether you are just starting out on your weight loss journey or already a smoothie convert, <i>Green Smoothies for Life</i> is the essential next step in continuing your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
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>JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER   <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.
How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every...
by John J. Palmer

Language

English

Pages

606

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<span><span>Fully revised and expanded, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities—accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment, this book is loaded with valuable information for any stage brewer.</span></span>
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers...
by Bianca Bosker

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER AND A<i> NEW YORK TIMES </i>CRITICS' PICK<br /><br />“Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo élan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the <i>Kitchen Confidential </i>of the wine world, she’s not wrong, though Bill Buford’s <i>Heat </i>is probably a shade closer.” —<b>Jennifer Senior, <i>The New York Times</i></b></b><br /> <br />Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” <br /><br />With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine—and, perhaps, the way you live—forever.<br /><br /><br />“Think: <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> meets <i>Somm</i>.” —theSkimm<br /><br />“As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.” —<i>Fortune</i>
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Ki...
by William Knoedelseder

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English

Pages

411

Publication Date

November 06, 2012

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<p>“Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.”<br />—John Sayles, Director of <em>Eight Men Out</em> and author of <em>A Moment in the Sun</em></p><p>The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In <em>Bitter Brew</em>, critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the riveting, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.<br /></p>
The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cock...
by Mittie Hellmich

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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>

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