books about: absinthe
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 The Green Goddess
Global Grey, 2013
An essay composed in 1918 in the legendary Old Absinthe House in New Orleans, first published in The International. In this essay Crowley extols the inspirational virtues of this mildly hallucinogenic green liqueur, and speaks out against the rising tide of prohibitionism that was sweeping the country as the first U.S. "war on drugs" began. Global Grey editions are fully formatted and always have linked table of contents and cover page. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
Absinthe, Sip of Seduction: A Contemporary Guide
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.
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 ...
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 An unlikely partnership ... 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 ...
Blood and Absinthe: Books 1 - 3 (paranormal romance / vampire romance)
Chloe Hart, 2012
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 ...
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, ...
A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the ultimate mixologist's guide-in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar. Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger- than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive ...
Distilling Your Own Absinthe (Home Distilling)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Taste for Absinthe: 65 Recipes for Classic and Contemporary Cocktails
R. Winston Guthrie
James F. Thompson
Absinthe’s renaissance is quickly growing into a culinary movement. The “Green Fairy” is now showing up on cocktail menus at chic restaurants around the country. A Taste for Absinthe celebrates this storied and complex liquor by bringing you 65 cocktail recipes from America’s hottest mixologists to enjoy as you discover the spirit that has fascinated artists, musicians, and writers for centuries. Absinthe expert R. Winston Guthrie ...
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 ...
The Fighter's Girl (The Fighters of Absinthe)
Evernight Publishing, 2013
Izzy Castle's life is anything but exciting. Her only entertainment is working at an adult store, but even that leaves a lot to be desired. But when her roommate of only six months, Brock Larson, makes a move on her, Izzy decides that a little harmless sex with the cage fighter might be just what she needs to feel alive. But she has seen his other one-night stands do the walk of shame, and Izzy doesn't know if her heart can withstand that ...
Claiming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe, Book 3)
Chloe Hart, 2012
Fae princess Jessica Greenwood has never questioned that her duty to her people comes before her own wishes. To avert a war between dimensions, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a stranger--the Dark Fae prince. Then she meets the mysterious vampire Hawk, who challenges all her beliefs and tempts her with a longing she's never even imagined. Now Jessica is caught between duty and desire. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, ...
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.
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