Min side Kundeservice Gavekort – en perfekt gave Registrer deg

Perfect Tonic

The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cocktails

«

'In the last decade and a half, few people have documented or contributed more to the growth of cocktail culture than Camper English' Bartender Atlas

‘At last, a definitive guide to the medicinal origins of every bottle behind the bar! From prehistoric beer to exotic French liqueurs, a swig of alcohol has always served as tonic and treatment. With a cocktail nerd’s love of obscure ingredients and a passion for odd historical details, Camper English illuminates the murky, confounding, and even grotesque history of booze as medicine. This is the cocktail book of the year, if not the decade.’ Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

‘A cheerfully informative highlights tour — the literary equivalent of a bowl of tasty bar snacks to consume between sips of social history … English’s inclusion of previous pandemic practices gives [The Perfect Tonic] an extra dose of insight into human nature.’ New York Times Book Review

‘A rollicking, quirky story’ Washington Post

‘With immense wit and charm, author Camper English traces millennia to explore how civilizations used fermented and distilled beverages to do everything from hydrating the workforce to fending off the Black Death. English takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to his subject matter, resulting in wildly compelling stories, such as how Buckfast, a tonic wine created by monks to treat colds and influenza, became the “U.K.'s version of Four Loko”. It is every bit as entertaining as it is educational.’ Scientific American

‘Camper English’s exploration of the medicinal history of libations is jam-packed with factoids about the history of distilling and medicine and arranged in thematic and roughly chronological order. The writing is lively and accessible, easily enjoyed by a medical anthropologist, home mixologist, or seasoned bartender.’ Science Magazine

»

160,-
Paperback
Sendes innen 7 virkedager
Interessert i historiebøker?
Bli med i fordelsklubben Vår historie og få fordelspris 136,-

Detaljer

Forlag
William Collins
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780008394608
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
20 x 13 cm

Anmeldelser

«

'In the last decade and a half, few people have documented or contributed more to the growth of cocktail culture than Camper English' Bartender Atlas

‘At last, a definitive guide to the medicinal origins of every bottle behind the bar! From prehistoric beer to exotic French liqueurs, a swig of alcohol has always served as tonic and treatment. With a cocktail nerd’s love of obscure ingredients and a passion for odd historical details, Camper English illuminates the murky, confounding, and even grotesque history of booze as medicine. This is the cocktail book of the year, if not the decade.’ Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

‘A cheerfully informative highlights tour — the literary equivalent of a bowl of tasty bar snacks to consume between sips of social history … English’s inclusion of previous pandemic practices gives [The Perfect Tonic] an extra dose of insight into human nature.’ New York Times Book Review

‘A rollicking, quirky story’ Washington Post

‘With immense wit and charm, author Camper English traces millennia to explore how civilizations used fermented and distilled beverages to do everything from hydrating the workforce to fending off the Black Death. English takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to his subject matter, resulting in wildly compelling stories, such as how Buckfast, a tonic wine created by monks to treat colds and influenza, became the “U.K.'s version of Four Loko”. It is every bit as entertaining as it is educational.’ Scientific American

‘Camper English’s exploration of the medicinal history of libations is jam-packed with factoids about the history of distilling and medicine and arranged in thematic and roughly chronological order. The writing is lively and accessible, easily enjoyed by a medical anthropologist, home mixologist, or seasoned bartender.’ Science Magazine

»

Kunders vurdering

Oppdag mer

Bøker som ligner på Perfect Tonic:

Se flere

Logg inn

Ikke medlem ennå? Registrer deg her

Glemt medlemsnummer/passord?

Handlekurv