The Drunken Botanist
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Drunken Botanist


  • Author: Amy Stewart
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • Genre: Gardening
  • File Size: 13139634 Bytes


The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze “A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.Of all the extraordinary and obscure pla...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Cocktail

Have Yourself a Merry Little Cocktail


  • Author: Emma Stokes
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Genre: Beverages
  • File Size: 23311410 Bytes


Warm up this winter with the toastiest of tipples 'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than to welcome your guests in from the cold with a tasty tipple? With easy-to-follow recipes for Pumpkin Spiced Russians, Buttered Bonfire Rum, Sleighbell Slings, Happy New Years, the trusty classics, and plenty of non-alcoholic options too, you'll be feeling festive AF all winter. Carve the pumpkins, stack the bonfire, deck the halls, and let's get merry!...

The Drunken Botanist
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

The Drunken Botanist


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616200466


The Drunken Botanist Book Description :

The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze “A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants t...

Drunken Botanist
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

Drunken Botanist


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-05
  • Genre: Alcoholic beverage
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1604694769


Drunken Botanist Book Description :

This title uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi....

Wicked Bugs
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Wicked Bugs


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1616200634


Wicked Bugs Book Description :

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex...

Girl Waits with Gun
Score: 4
From 67 Ratings

Girl Waits with Gun


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544409910


Girl Waits with Gun Book Description :

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family -- and she does it in a w...

Wicked Plants

Wicked Plants


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-11-28
  • Genre: Coloring books
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1925321789


Wicked Plants Book Description :

In the Wicked Plants Colouring Book, Amy Stewart and artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs bring colouring enthusiasts the forty most menacing botanical atrocities from their New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants. Morrow-Cribbs's exquisite etchings are now finely rendered colouring-book art and are paired with details from the original book. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, and written with Stewart's trademark wit, each wonderfully creepy spread offers a fascinating portrait of the evildoers of the plant world, from the vine that ate the South (kudzu) to the weed that killed Lincoln's mother (white snakeroot) to the world's deadliest seed (rosary pea)....

Flower Confidential
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Flower Confidential


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2008-03-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1565126459


Flower Confidential Book Description :

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of...

Kopp Sisters on the March
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Kopp Sisters on the March


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Kopp Sisters Novel
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328736529


Kopp Sisters on the March Book Description :

In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart's clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline--whether they're ready or not--as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I. It's the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something remarkable: they've banded together to create military-style training camps for women who want to serve. These so-called National Service Schools prove irresistible to the Kopp sisters, who leave their farm in New Jersey to join up. When an accident befalls the matron, Constance reluctantly agrees to oversee the camp--much to the alarm of the Kopps' tent-mate, the real-life Beulah Binford, who is seeking refuge from her own scandalous past under the cover of a false iden...

The Book of Gin

The Book of Gin


  • Author : Richard Barnett
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802194091


The Book of Gin Book Description :

“An absorbing popular history of one of history’s most popular drinks” (Booklist). Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-crazed debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by ...

From Garden to Glass

From Garden to Glass


  • Author : David Hurst
  • Publisher : Universe Publishing(NY)
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780789336545


From Garden to Glass Book Description :

"Garden to glass" recipes for nutrient-packed non-alcoholic infusions and cordials based on fresh from the garden or farmstand fruits, berries, herbs, and spices used as restorative tonics or as the basis for healthy cocktails. For the legions of readers who enjoyed The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Best Drinks, here is a new health and nutrition conscious take on making infusions, cordials, and cocktails mixers with garden fresh herbs, fruits, and spices. The Drinking Garden is a unique collection of over 70 delicious botanically inspired recipes based on what is available fresh from the garden or farm stand. These "garden to glass" recipes are for non-alcoholic infusions and cordials based on fresh fruits, garden herbs, and s...

Wicked Plants
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

Wicked Plants


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-21
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1565129393


Wicked Plants Book Description :

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You’ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother). Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on his...