The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart audiobook

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

By Amy Stewart
Read by Coleen Marlo

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781616200466
10.27 Hours Unabridged
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A rousing tour through the botanical origins of our most cherished libations. Sake began with a grain of rice; Scotch emerged from barley; gin was born when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. American outrage over

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013

A New York Times bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2013

A rousing tour through the botanical origins of our most cherished libations. Sake began with a grain of rice; Scotch emerged from barley; gin was born when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. American outrage over

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A quirky new compendium of the plants that have been picked, muddled, and crafted into drinks…As much an around-the-world tour of global spirits as a gardener’s guide to growing boozy botanicals.” Forbes
“Many boozy books have been published over the years, spilling over with fun facts about absinthe, grog and bathtub gin. What makes Stewart’s book different is her infectious enthusiasm for the plants, their uses, their history, and the botanists who roamed the earth finding them. The result is intoxicating but in a fresh, happy, healthy way.” USA Today
“Sipping an evening cocktail while flipping through this fine volume, I discovered that Ms. Stewart knew how to change a run-of-the-mill cocktail into an intriguing one.” Wall Street Journal
“Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” New York Times
“Peppered with fascinating facts and well-chosen anecdotes, Amy Stewart’s brisk tour of the origin of spirits acquaints the curious cocktail fan with every conceivable ingredient. Starting with the classics (from agave to wheat), she touches on obscure sources—including a tree that dates to the dinosaur age—before delving into the herbs, spices, flowers, trees, fruits, and nuts that give the world’s greatest drinks distinctive flavors. Along the way, you’ll enjoy sidebars on bugs in booze and inspired drink recipes with backstories that make lively cocktail party conversation. Like Wicked Plants, this delightfully informative, handsome volume isn’t intended as a complete reference or DIY guide, but it will demystify and heighten your appreciation of every intoxicating plant you imbibe.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related.” Associated Press
The Drunken Botanist is a strange brew—part Ripley’s Believe It or Not, part compendium on the order of Schott’s Original Miscellany, and part botanical garden tour, albeit with a curated cocktail party at the end…[complete with] easygoing charm, sly wit, and an eye for the telling anecdote.” Washington Post
“Lest you think this is for the imbibers only, a teetotaler foodie, gardener, or naturalist will be just as intoxicated by the dashing wit and detailed lore.” BookPage
“Gardeners, nature lovers, and mixologists will find themselves reaching frequently for this volume…A rich compendium of botanical lore for cocktail lovers.” Kirkus Reviews
“From the apples of hard cider to the lime garnish of a cocktail, plants are vital to the imbibing experience. Author Amy Stewart looks into every aspect of that connection, even providing plenty of recipes. Coleen Marco narrates the short pieces with gusto while respecting the informative nature of the material. She is delightfully entertaining as she tells listeners about the use of gunpowder to test rum and about the insects in figs and cherries, among many other topics. However, some things, like drink recipes and the variant spellings of whiskey, may leave listeners wishing they’d bought the book in print to savor and use as a reference. Either way, this title is bound to entertain imbibers as it informs.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Amy Stewart

Author Bio: Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the author of several books, including the historical fiction Kopp Sisters series, which began with Girl Waits with Gun. The series is based on the true story of three remarkable sisters who lived in New Jersey in the early twentieth-century. She has also written six nonfiction books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including the international bestsellers The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the American Horticultural Society’s 2010 Book Award. She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English