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The New Wine Lover's Companion
The New Wine Lover's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0764120034
The first edition of this popular wine reference was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as “the best new wine book in more than a decade.Â
The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, With 500 Recipes
The Craft of the Cocktail
Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, With 500 Recipes
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0609608754
Offers five hundred recipes for classic and original cocktails, includes advice on how to set up a bar and use the correct techniques and tools, and discusses the history and development of mixed drinks.
Food And Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast
Food And Booze
A Tin House Literary Feast
Hardcover      ISBN: 0977312771
Food and Booze celebrates seven years of delicious writing culled from Tin House’s “Readable Feast” and “Blithe Spirit” departments. The pieces, contributed by some of the finest fiction and nonfiction writers working today, range from the humorous to the lyrical, recipes to rhapsodies, the historic to the personal, and from humble to haute cuisine. All share one common feature: the superb writing readers have come to expect from the magazine, the only literary journal with its own martini recipe.
See, Mix, Drink: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World's Most Popular Cocktails
See, Mix, Drink
A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World's Most Popular Cocktails
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316176710
Have you tried mixing a Mojito? What about a Rusty Nail? Or a Cosmopolitan? With See Mix Drink, the first-ever cocktail book to offer instruction through info-graphics, making the drinks you love at home is as easy as, well, See, Mix, Drink. This unique, illustrated guide graphically demonstrates how to make 100 of today's most popular cocktails. For each drink, color-coded ingredients are displayed in a line drawing of the appropriate glassware, alongside a pie chart that spells out the drink's composition by volume for intuitive mixing. No other cocktail book is this easy or fun. Instantly understandable 1-2-3 steps show exactly how each drink is prepared, and anecdotes, pronunciation guides, and photographs of the finished drinks will turn newbie bartenders into instant mixologists.
Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine
Judgment of Paris
California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743247515
Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to Frances' best wines.
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
The Billionaire's Vinegar
The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307338770
A real-life historical mystery journeys behind the scenes of the secretive world of wine aficionados to describe the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Ch�teau Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discoverd the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar. 100,000 first printing.
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!
And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
And a Bottle of Rum
A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
Paperback      ISBN: 0307338622
Traces the history of America from the perspective of ten different cocktails, discussing the role of rum in the New World, from the colonial period to the present day, in a colorful study that blends pop culture, historical trivia, travel, and food and libation lore. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis
The Everyday Drinking
The Distilled Kingsley Amis
Hardcover      ISBN: 1596915285
A celebratory volume of writings by the late author of Lucky Jim includes favorite pieces on such topics as hangovers, food-and-drink combinations, and (presumably) how to avoid getting drunk, in a collection complemented by cocktail recipes. 30,000 first printing.
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.