books about: absinthe
The Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History
La Fee Verte (or "The Green Fairy") has intoxicated artists, poets, and writers ever since the late eighteenth century. Stories abound of absinthe's druglike sensations of mood lift and inspiration due to the presence of wormwood, its infamous "special" ingredient, which ultimately leads to delirium, homicidal mania, and death. Opening with the sensational 1905 Absinthe Murders, Phil Baker offers a cultural history of absinthe, from its modest ...
Distilling Your Own Absinthe (Home Distilling Book 1)
A simple, straightforward guide to the distillation of your own authentic, artisanal Absinthe. From the purchase of equipment, to sourcing of herbs, to the detailed recipes, this book will guide you through the process of distillation. Create your own liquor that is equal to anything Van Gogh drank at the turn of the century. In fact, after a few runs you will surpass in quality anything that Van Gogh could have afforded, given that he lived off ...
Manufacture & Distillation of Alcoholic Liquors by P.Duplais. The Most Important 19th Century Distilling ...
Pierre Duplais' seminal "Traité de la Fabrication des Liqueurs et de la Distillation des Alcools" is the authoritative French distillation guide. It went through seven editions from 1855 to 1900 and is the basis of our understanding of 19th century French distillation techniques. A single English edition was published in Philadelphia in 1871, translated by M. McKennie. The special section on absinthe is of particular importance - this is our ...
Absinthe, Sip of Seduction: A Contemporary Guide, Revised Edition
This visually rich journey into an alluring subculture takes an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. With color reproductions of lithographs, posters, postcards, cartoons, antiques, and tools of the absinthe drinker, Absinth e explains the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle
Barnaby Conrad III
One hundred forty-four proof, notoriously addictive, and the drug of choice for nineteenth-century poets, absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost ?a century of being banned. Due to popular demand, Absinthe: History in a Bottle is back in paperback with a handsome new cover. Like the author's bestselling The Martini and The Cigar, it is a potent brew of wild nights and social history, fact and trivia, gorgeous art and beautiful ...
The Absinthe Encyclopedia
Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France. Hundreds of full colour illustrations document every aspect of the drink - its distillation and production, the grande marques that distributed it, the bars and cafés that served it, the patrons - men and women, rich and poor, soldiers and politicians, ...
Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
Chicago Review Press
A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video ...
Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle
University of Wisconsin Press
Hideous Absinthe boldly combines the art, literature, science, and social history of the nineteenth century to produce the story of a drink that came to symbolize both the high points of art and the depths of degeneration. Jad Adams looks at the myths of absinthe and examines its influence on the artistic movements of the nineteenth century. He considers the work of Degas, Manet, and Picasso, who painted what are now considered ...
Absinthe Cocktails is devoted entirely to cocktails made with barely-legal absinthe. Since this spirit was legalized in the U.S. in 2007, the absinthe category has exploded with 34 new brands introduced in 2008 and consumers willing to pay $50 for a bottle. This book has something to suit everyone's taste—traditionalists will learn how to properly mix absinthe like an old pro with 30 recipes for classic cocktails, while modern absinthe lovers ...
How to Make Absinthe at Home
Absinthe, while expensive to purchase, can be made at home quite easily with the right knowledge and materials. If the idea of making this fabled beverage at home ever crossed your mind, know that it's not only possible, but that many are doing just that. "Make Absinthe at Home" is a step-by-step guide the finer points of how one could go about making fine, traditional, real absinthe at home. Unlike fake vodka-soak absinthe, the author ...
Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe Book 1)
Chloe Hart, 2011
"If you want action, wit, adventure and tons of love/hate chemistry, then download this book!" - Jessie Potts, USA TODAY Demon hunter Liz Marlowe and vampire Jack Morgan have hated each other from the moment they met. But when a powerful enemy threatens their beloved city of Boston, they form a reluctant alliance. It's supposed to be temporary--just one night, in fact. But as the tension between them builds to the breaking point, neither is ...
The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics
From Tokyo to New York, a cocktail renaissance is happening as "bar chefs" create delicious elixirs worthy of their kitchen counterparts. An epicenter of this barroom artistry can be found at the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco (a city that spends more money per capita on alcohol than any other in the country). Bartenders Jeff Hollinger and Bob Schwartz share their artisan approach for stunning creations that unveil a new spectrum of ...
The Drunken Botanist
Algonquin Books, 2013
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 that have been fermented and ...
The Absinthe Cloud (LePage/Dupuy Book 1)
Galande Publishing, LLC, 2012
In THE ABSINTHE CLOUD, the fast-paced first novel in the LePage/Dupuy series, the French Intelligence agents Robert LePage and Patrick Dupuy are drawn together to stop a group of anarchists intent on bombing Paris. LePage, already a stoic and ruthlessly-efficient veteran agent, has little patience for Dupuy, who is merely a wealthy young man lacking direction and experience, but when a mysterious group is revealed to be behind the anarchist ...
Torquere Press, Inc., 2013
Bartholome would give anything to get his young lover Rene to stop running away from him. Years ago, he made a stupid mistake, letting the rest of their wolf pack come between them, but he knows better now. Rene’s not sure he can believe Barthe will ever want him. Can they come back together before they lose their chance forever?
Bound by the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe Book 2)
Chloe Hart, 2011
Celia Albright, an eighth-blood Fae and a spellcaster, is having a very bad day. She's being targeted by an unknown assassin, and with most of her friends out of the city fighting demons, she goes to the only other person in Boston who might be powerful enough to help her. Evan Grant is a vampire who prides himself on his survival instincts. He's avoided the Fae ever since they killed his maker years ago, and he knows he'd be crazy to take a ...
Absinthe: The Myths, Science and Drinks
The New York Times Company, 2013
Absinthe, aka the green fairy, has been banned, rumored to drive drinkers crazy and enjoyed by the likes of Hemingway and Van Gogh. It is enjoying a remarkable comeback in popularity, and in this collection of articles from The New York Times, we look at the cult of absinthe, the science behind it, and its many myths.
Blood and Absinthe: Books 1 - 3
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
In the Blood and Absinthe series, the world of the vampires collides with the world of the Fae. The result is antagonism, adventure, and unexpected passion as three sexy vampires meet their matches. Blood and Absinthe: Books 1 - 3 Taming the Vampire Bound by the Vampire Claiming the Vampire Book 1 - Taming the Vampire (a novella) Demon hunter Liz Marlowe and vampire Jack Morgan have hated each other from the moment they met. But when a ...
Absinthe--The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century: A History of the Hallucinogenic Drug and Its Effect on ...
With an alcohol content sometimes as high as 80 percent, absinthe was made by mixing the leaves of wormwood with other plants such as angelica root, fennel, coriander, hyssop, marjoram and anise for flavor. The result was a bitter, potent drink that became a major social, medical and political phenomenon during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; its popularity was mainly in France, but also in other parts of Europe and the United ...
The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia, and Classic and Contemporary ...
Read Paul Owens and Paul Nathan's posts on the Penguin Blog A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the U.S. This enticing little volume presents a collection of more than 100 absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the classic roots of the drink as well as its new iterations. Readers will be entertained with nuggets of absinthe history and ...
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