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    DescriptionEvery great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. "The Drunken Botanist" uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi). Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient of American independence when outrage over a mandate to buy British rather than French molasses for New World rum-making helped kindle the American Revolution. Captain James Cook harvested the young, green tips of spruce trees to make a vitamin C-rich beer that cured his crew of scurvy--a recipe that Jane Austen enjoyed so much that she used it as a plot point in "Emma." With over fifty drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit, this is the perfect listen for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.

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    The Drunken Botanist
    The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Stewart, Read by Coleen Marlo
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 615
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781622311392
    ISBN 10: 1622311396

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, CKB041000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD
    DC21: 581.632
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
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    BISAC V2.8: GAR000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54580
    DC22: 581.632
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: NAT026000
    DC22: 581.6/32
    LC classification: QK98.5.A1 S74 2013B
    Edition statement
    Highbridge Company
    Imprint name
    Highbridge Company
    Publication date
    19 March 2013