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From the Earth to the Table: John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
From the Earth to the Table
John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0811854795
This beloved cookbook is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Completely revised and updated with 45 all-new recipes, each delicious dish reflects acclaimed chef John Ash's commitment to sustainable agriculture and his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Country featuring soups, salads, pastas, pizza, risottos, poultry, fish, meats, vegetarian courses, desserts, breads, and more include wine recommendations and abundant tips on how to incorporate everything from chipotle chiles to persimmons into delectable meals. This is a time-honored classic, sure to continue enticing cooks for years to come.
Blood and Wine: The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire
Blood and Wine
The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671649868
A portrait of the Gallos uncovers the existence of the family's black sheep, Joseph jr.--Ernest and Julio's younger brother--and probes into why he was denied his third of the winery
Whiskey & Spirits for Dummies
Whiskey & Spirits for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470117699
Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys — or “dark” spirits — originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to: - Become a sophisticated taster - Shop for the best spirits - Select the right mixers - Use spirits in cooking - Make ten classic cocktails - Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs - Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit - Present spirits to guests - Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!
From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
From Vines to Wines
The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1580171052
Tells how to select, plant, cultivate, train, prune, protect and harvest grapes, and explains each step in making wine
The Pope of Wine
The Pope of Wine
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0615345174
The Ripening Sun
The Ripening Sun
Paperback      ISBN: 0099443163
A remarkable story of struggle and transformation. After emigrating in 1990, Patricia Atkinson began life in the Dordogne with 4 hectares of vines - now she has a major estate of 21 hectares, her wines have won awards and have been adopted by wine merchants throughout the world.
Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
Adventures on the Wine Route
A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
Paperback      ISBN: 0374522669
Kermit Lynch’s recounting of his experiences on the wine route and in the wine cellars of France takes the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d’Or.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle
Absinthe
History in a Bottle
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0877014868
Explores the history of the potent liqueur, popular with many nineteenth-century artists and writers, from its first use as a medicine in ancient Greece to its prohibition before World War I
The Homebrewer's Companion
The Homebrewer's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060584734
More great advice from Charlie Papazian, homebrew master and author of the bestselling The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. "Many ask me, 'What's different about The Homebrewer's Companion?' It's a book that I might have titled The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Volume 2. The information is 98 percent new information, including improved procedures for beginning and malt-extract brewers as well as advanced and veteran brewers. There are loads of new recipes and useful charts and data that I continually refer to in my own homebrew recipe formulation (I still homebrew about 20 batches a year). My theme throughout is 'Keep it practical. Keep it useful.' I wanted to answer 10 years' worth of questions in this one volume. I did ... and I had fun doing it." -- Charlie Papazian Get the Most from Your Malt! - Easy-to-follow techniques and trouble-shooting tips - Answers to the most-often asked questions - A guide to world beer styles - Useful facts on fermenting, yeast culturing and stove-top boiling - Charts, tables, support information and much, much more - Over 60 exotic recipes to try -- from "You'll See" Coriander Amber Ale to Waialeale Chablis Mead Make sure to check out the third edition of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.
The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing
The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Paperback      ISBN: 0380763664
Stouts, ales, lagers, porters, bitters, pilseners, specialtybeers, and meads. . .they're all remarkably easy to make! WithThe New Complete Joy of Home Brewing -- acclaimed by criticsand amateur brewmeisters alike as the best and most authoritative guide on the market -- you can learn to make beer just the way you like it! And it's fun! Whether you prefer a richer, creamier head, a more flavorsome, full-bodied brew, or a sparkling, sweeter ale -- from the lightest lager to the darkest stout -- as a home brewer you can make them all and even keg your own like the beer masters of old! Simple, Easy-to-Follow Sections on: Getting your home brewery together: the basics -- malt, hops, yeast and water 10 easy lessons to making your first bubbling batch of beer Brewing exciting world-class styles of beer that will impress and delight your friends Using fruit, honey and herbs for a spicier, feistier brew Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors. . .and much, much more! Plus: A complete home brewer's glossary; a fascinating look at the history of beer; details about the advanced world of all-grain and mash extract brewing; growing your own hops; more than 50 fantastic recipes-from Cherry Fever Stout to Monkey's Paw Brown Ale. Over 80 Illustrations -- Contains New Up-to-Date Information!