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'James Crowden is Britain's best cider writer ... Cider Country is the book we've all been waiting for.' Oz Clarke Join James Crowden as he embarks on a journey to distil the ancient origins of cider, uncovering a rich culture and philosophy that has united farmer, maker and drinker for millennia. Cidermaking has been at the heart of country life for hundreds of years. But the fascinating story of how this drink came into existence and why it became so deeply rooted in the nation's psyche has never been told. In order to answer these questions, James Crowden traces an elusive history stretching back to the ancient, myth-infused civilisations of the Mediterranean and the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan. Meeting cider experts, farmers and historians, he unearths the surprising story of an apple that travelled from east to west and proved irresistible to everyone who tasted it. Upon its arrival in Britain, monks, pirates and politicians formed a pioneering and evangelical fan base, all seeking the company of a drink that might guide them through uncertain times. But the nation's love-affair with cider didn't fully blossom until after the reformation, when the thirst for knowledge about the drink was at its peak. This infatuation with experimentation would lead to remarkable innovations and the creation of a 'sparkling cider', a technique that pre-dated Dom Perignon's champagne by forty years. Turning to the present day, Crowden meets the next generation of cider makers and unearths a unique philosophy that has been shared through the ages. In the face of real challenges, these enterprising cider makers are still finding new ways to produce this golden drink that is enjoyed by so many. Spanning centuries and continents, Cider Country tells the story of our country through the culture, craft and consumption of our most iconic rural drink.
Shake, stir and mix your way to whisky and bourbon connoisseur status with award-winning bartender Jesse Estes as he demonstrates how to tame these fiery spirits in 40 delicious cocktail recipes. Today, many popular classic whisk(e)y cocktails tend to be bourbon-based (such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mint Julep, Whiskey Sour, etc), but there are some great Scotch and Irish drinks too (Blue Blazer, Morning Glory Fizz) to enjoy too. First master the classic cocktails, then learn new creative variations that are bound to impress. Whether you prefer an American bourbon with notes of caramel, a spicy rye, a classic sturdy Scotch, or a distinctly innovative Japanese Nikka, this exciting cocktail recipe selection includes a wide range of whiskies from around the world. This is the perfect book for any dedicated whisky-lover or keen home bartender to add to their collection.
In Your Home Izakaya, chef Tim Anderson explores the 'anything goes' concept of izakaya by showcasing over 100 flavour-packed recipes. Izakaya began as sake stores that allowed their customers to drink on the premises, and, over time, they began to serve food as well. The food is simple to prepare but big on flavour, making it conducive to sociable snacking in between gulps of booze. From Radish and Watercress Salad and Sweetcorn with Soy Sauce Butter, to Spicy Sesame Ramen Salad and Udon Carbonara with Bacon Tempura, the recipes are impressive yet simple to achieve and no specialist equipment is needed. Plus, it includes a guide on how to stock a Japanese bar as well as how to knock up a few choice cocktails. Full of delicious dishes, Your Home Izakaya is perfect for anyone wanting to make show-off food fit for a dinner party with minimum fuss and maximum fun.
Bring the magic of Guinness to your table with the first full-length official Guinness cookbook. Celebrate the 260-year legacy of Ireland's beloved beer with over 60 recipes for every meal and occasion. One of the world's most iconic and beloved beers, Guinness is famous for bringing people together for good times over a couple of pints of its distinctive, award-winning brew. Unique in its velvety finish and bold, rich flavor perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet, Guinness beer has long been used by home cooks as either the secret ingredient or the perfectly paired beverage to a variety of dishes and drinks. Now this reputation for excellence in cooking is going from under the radar to official with this definitive cookbook. From a savory Braised Short Rib recipe to a Creamy Mint Cocktail to a homey Chocolate Potato Cake, this comprehensive book includes over sixty recipes for dishes that feature or pair with the stouts and lagers of the Guinness brewery. The beers featured in the book include the classic Guinness Draught, crisp Extra Stout, bittersweet Foreign Extra Stout, citrusy Baltimore Blonde, and more. A true celebration of a brew that has won fans and enthusiasts across the world, The Official Guinness Cookbook also includes short excerpts and images from the brewery's storied history. Featuring stunning food photography, recipe modifications, and suggested menus for festive occasions from gatherings to special events, The Official Guinness Cookbook is the perfect gift for Guinness lovers, foodies, home cooks, and anyone who longs to bring the taste and comfort of their favorite Irish pub home. OFFICIAL GUINNESS COOKBOOK: The first full-length official cookbook celebrating Guinness' beloved and distinctive stouts and lagers. MORE THAN 60 RECIPES: Delicious dishes for every occasion, from hearty soups and stews to showstopping desserts. A VIRTUAL VISIT: Includes photos, facts, and stories from the legendary Dublin brewery. GORGEOUS PHOTOS: Filled with inspiring full-color photos to ensure success in the kitchen. PERFECT GIFT: Ideal for the Guinness lovers, curious cooks, and anyone fascinated by Irish culture and cooking.
Colonial New England was awash in ales, beers, wines, cider and
spirits. Everyone from teenage farmworkers to our founding fathers
imbibed heartily and often. Tipples at breakfast, lunch, teatime
and dinner were the norm, and low-alcohol hard cider was sometimes
even a part of children's lives. This burgeoning cocktail culture
reflected the New World's abundance of raw materials: apples, sugar
and molasses, wild berries and hops. This plentiful drinking
sustained a slew of smoky taverns and inns--watering holes that
became vital meeting places and the nexuses of unrest as the
Revolution brewed. New England food and drinks writer Corin Hirsch
explores the origins and taste of the favorite potations of early
Americans and offers some modern-day recipes to revive them
A spirited new translation of a forgotten classic, shot through with timeless wisdom Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498-1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-century Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and competitive drinking. Alarmed, and inspired by the Roman poet Ovid's Art of Love, he wrote The Art of Drinking (De Arte Bibendi) (1536), a how-to manual for drinking with pleasure and discrimination. In How to Drink, Michael Fontaine offers the first proper English translation of Obsopoeus's text, rendering his poetry into spirited, contemporary prose and uncorking a forgotten classic that will appeal to drinkers of all kinds and (legal) ages. Arguing that moderation, not abstinence, is the key to lasting sobriety, and that drinking can be a virtue if it is done with rules and limits, Obsopoeus teaches us how to manage our drinking, how to win friends at social gatherings, and how to give a proper toast. But he also says that drinking to excess on occasion is okay-and he even tells us how to win drinking games, citing extensive personal experience. Complete with the original Latin on facing pages, this sparkling work is as intoxicating today as when it was first published.
Happy Hour is a gorgeous gift book of classic poetry which fizzes with poetry about all kinds of drink, drinkers and drinking place. All this and more is introduced by celebrated wine critic Jancis Robinson. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Many of the most famous poets have weaved the delights and temptations of drink into their verse. In Happy Hour: Poems to Raise a Glass To, there are chapters on whisky and beer, celebrations, why we drink and where we go to do it. Robert Burns is here, of course, alongside Yeats, Keats, Emily Dickinson, Hilaire Belloc, Sara Teasdale, Edward Lear, G. K. Chesterton and many more.
Go beyond the bottle and step inside the minds- and vines- of Virginia's burgeoning wine industry in this groundbreaking volume. Join grape grower and industry insider Walker Elliott Rowe as he guides you through some of the top vineyards and wineries in the Old Dominion. Rowe explores the minds of pioneering winemakers and vineyard owners, stitches together an account of the wine industry's foundation in Virginia, from Jamestown to Jefferson to Barboursville, and uncovers the fascinating missing chapter in Virginia wine history. As the Philip Carter Winery's motto explains, 'Before there was Jefferson, there was Carter.'
Rowe goes behind the scenes to interview migrant workers who toil daily in the vineyards, makes the rounds in Richmond with an industry lobbyist and talks shop with winemakers on the science and techniques that have helped put the Virginia wine industry on the map. Also included are twenty-four stunning color photographs from professional photographer Jonathan Timmes and a foreword by noted wine journalist Richard Leahy.
Beer and Veg has everything you need to enjoy great craft beer with vegetarian and vegan food, including the best suggestions for how to perfectly pair your beer to whatever dish you're eating, as well as 70 recipes which use beer as an ingredient. The introduction covers how to approach beer with vegetarian/vegan food; then there are tips and tricks on matching beer and food; how to cook with beer in veg/vegan dishes; an extended section of different beer styles and foods to enjoy with them; and then a selection of 70 great recipes using beer as an ingredient. The suggestions made in the book will cover beers from around the world, plus many common and popular dishes. The recipes are a mix of vegetarian and vegan, with vegan options available for most dishes. Having switched to a vegetarian diet himself in the last two years, author and award-winning beer writer Mark Dredge is the perfect person to help you merge the worlds of craft beer and plant-based food.
Raise your spirits and toast Saint Nick! Hot gin toddies. Smoking rosemary old fashioneds. A "wet" Advent calendar. Now you can experience Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated: with festive cocktails and a lively history of Saint Nicholas and other saints! Michael Foley, author of Drinking with the Saints, presents holiday drink recipes; beer, wine, and cider recommendations; and witty instruction on how to honor the saints in this exquisite gift book that will make your Christmas more spirited than ever before. "With lively stories and delicious drink recipes, this book takes us on a rollicking journey through the lives of the saints. What a fun and fabulous way to engage with your faith during the holidays." - Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream and host of the Jennifer Fulwiler Show on the Catholic Channel
Time: 60+ minutes to play Number of players: 2+ Ages: 18+ Includes: 79 cards, plus 1 instruction card Assembly required? No Batteries required? No Warning: Not suitable for persons under 18 years. For adult use only. Play the game, if you dare... Need to liven up a party and keep the fun flowing? This stack of easy-to-play drinking games and outrageous "Drink or Dare" challenges will raise the stakes as you raise a glass. Parties will never be the same.
The first part of the book is dedicated to the drink's creation and extraction processes, both traditional and contemporary. The second is a complete history of the beverage, from its origins in medieval alchemy to today's popular renaissance. Further chapters explore the liqueur's botanical profiles and natural properties, followed by a thorough buying guide with descriptions of bottles from Italy, Europe and beyond. Finally, Zed showcases how best to use amaro behind the bar and in the kitchen, with recipes such as The Golden Mai Tai and Bitter Goat Cheese Risotto. A lovingly crafted tribute to a celebrated drink, The Big Book of Amaro is an eye-catching triumph that will delight anyone with a passion for amaro, mixology, food science or all things Italian.
Author Michael Sanders spent two years in the vineyards of southwest France with three families whose destinies are determined each year, every year, by the soil, the weather, and the quality of the grape, and shared with them the hopes of spring, the anguish of summer drought, and the mad rush of the fall harvest. In Families of the Vine, he offers a vivid, heartfelt portrait of these authentic winemakers in a fascinating, intensely human saga of strength, dedication, and savoir faire. Though their wines may differ, they all share a powerful, uncompromising passion for the timeless craft that defines them.
Boozy ice lollies you can make at home. The sun is out, the mercury is finally hitting 30 degees ... what better way to toast the start of summer than with a frozen cocktail - on a stick! With the onset of summer, the alcoholic ice-lolly trend is getting BIG. The adult popsicle market is one of the fastest-growing product areas in the ice cream market, with sales up 23% to GBP40m in the past year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. From high-end gourmet ice pops on the festival scene to mass-market popsicles that were a sell-out at Aldi, people's appetite for frozen booze is growing. Even Fortnum and Mason have produced their own alcoholic ice-lollies for the best people. But why go for shop-bought, when you can easily mix and freeze these drinks at home, and never spill a drop. This book provides 60 recipes for popsicles, slushies and ice-creamy frozen drinks, with stylish photography.
A modern take on fermentation and drink-making from the founders of Fruktstereo
Fascinated by the growing trend in natural wines, Karl and Mikael began to produce their own cider using 100% hand-picked fruit from the farms and villages outside Malmo, Sweden. Their aim is to make modern, natural drinks using only the naturally occurring yeast of the fruit, without any additives or preservatives.
In Cider Revolution, authors Karl and Mikael seek to pass on their passion for cider and inspire others to taste, appreciate, and try their hand at making their own batch from home. As well as passing on the understanding of the cider-making processes, there are recipes for pears, cherries, plums, rhubarb, and berries, and notes on tasting cider, so that it can be appreciated in much the same way as any fine wine.
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