The Drunken Botanist

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The Drunken Botanist Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press
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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.
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 dinosaurs–but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology–with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners–will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

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'A cook's tour of the stupefying array of plants that we ferment for their intoxicating properties, plus some delicious looking cocktail recipes; from gin with violet flowers to vodka with walnuts, just reading them will set your tastebuds tingling!' (New Scientist magazine)

Author Biography

Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the pleasures (and perils) presented by the natural world including Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs, also published by Timber Press. She lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore.