The Drunken Botanist 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 ... Full description
'A cook's tour of the stupefying array of plants that we ferment for their intoxicating properties, plus some delicious looking cocktail recipes; from gin with violet flowers to vodka with walnuts, just reading them will set your tastebuds tingling!' (New Scientist magazine)
Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the pleasures (and perils) presented by the natural world including Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs, also published by Timber Press. She lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore.