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From Voodoo to Viagra free pdf While some may wonder, "Does the world really "need" another flavored vodka?" no one answers this question quite so memorably as spirits writer and raconteur Jason Wilson does in "Boozehound." (By the way, the short answer is no.) A unique blend of travelogue, spirits history, and recipe collection, "Boozehound" explores the origins of what we drink and the often surprising reasons behind our choices. In lieu of odorless, colorless, tasteless spirits, Wilson champions Old World liquors with hard-to-define flavors--a bitter and complex Italian "amari," or the ancient, aromatic herbs of Chartreuse, as well as distinctive New World offerings like lively Peruvian pisco. With an eye for adventure, Wilson seeks out visceral experiences at the source of production--visiting fields of spiky agave in Jalisco, entering the heavily and reverently-guarded Jagermeister herb room in Wolfenbuttel, and journeying to the French Alps to determine if mustachioed men in berets really handpick blossoms to make elderflower liqueur. In addition, "Boozehound" offers more than fifty drink recipes, from three riffs on the Manhattan to cocktail-geek favorites like the Aviation and the Last Word. These recipes are presented alongside a host of opinionated essays that cherish the rare, uncover the obscure, dethrone the overrated, and unravel the mysteries of taste, trends, and terroir. Through his far-flung, intrepid traveling and tasting, Wilson shows us that perhaps nothing else as entwined with the history of human culture is quite as much fun as booze.

About Oscar London

JASON WILSON writes the spirits column for the "Washington Post." His column has twice won an award for Best Newspaper Food Column from the Association of Food Journalists. Wilson is also the series editor of the annual anthology "The Best American Travel Writing" and is the editor of TheSmartSet.com. Wilson's work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Travel Leisure," the "Boston Globe," and the "Washington Post's Sunday magazine." He previously served as the restaurant critic at "Philadelphia Magazine." He teaches writing at Drexel University. Visit www.jasonwilson.com.

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Author : Oscar London
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Data Published : 30 June 2001
ISBN : 1580082882
EAN : 9781580082884
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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