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Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity
by H.E. Jacob

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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<div>“A cup of coffee is a miracle, a wonderful assemblage of relationships”. This classic follows coffee's journey around the world, from London to Brazil, telling in fascinating detail and amusing anecdote the singular history of the legendary commodity, from its discovery that chewing on the beans were keeping goats awake in Yemen to the author’s own experiences with the bean in 1935.<br /><BR>Referred to as a “documentary novel” back during its inception, H.E. Jacobs pioneered the concept of creative nonfiction, combining the reality of nonfiction with the epic presentation and prose of fiction. This genre exploded into popularity and remains so today. <I>Coffee</I> tells the story of this popular beverage in short, fun to read essays that will entertain anyone that enjoys a good, strong cup of coffee.<br /></div>
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Ki...
by William Knoedelseder

Language

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 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>
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 /><b><br /></b>Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. <br /><br /><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 beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.<br /><br />For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman...
by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

October 16, 2008

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<p><strong><em>The Widow Clicquot</em> is the <em>New York Times </em>bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style.</strong> </p><p>Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.</p>
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers...
by Bianca Bosker

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br />ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017<br /><br />Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, <i>Fortune,</i> <i>Smithsonian, Bustle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Booklist, </i>and more<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>
Green Smoothies for Life
by JJ Smith

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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A brand-new meal plan that will assist readers with incorporating green smoothies into their everyday routine while developing healthier long-term eating habits and improving their overall health.<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.
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: The Essential Guide to Wine
by Madeline Puckette

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<p><b>The best introductory book on wine to come along in years” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) from the creators of the award-winning winefolly.com</b><br /><br /> Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.<br />  <br /> <i>Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine</i> will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of WineFolly.com, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including:<br /><br />    •  Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.<br />    •  A guide to pairing food and wine.<br />    •  A wine-region section with detailed maps.<br />    •  Practical tips and tricks for serving wine.<br />    •  Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors.<br /><br /> Packed with information and encouragement, <i>Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine</i> will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.</p>
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>

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