The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the Worlds Great Drinks by Amy StewartEvery great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when a Dutch physician added oil of juniper to a clear spirit, believing that juniper berries would cure kidney disorders. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even one fungus).
Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence: when the British forced the colonies to buy British (not French) molasses for their New World rum-making, the settlers outrage kindled the American Revolution. Rye, which turns up in countless spirits, is vulnerable to ergot, which contains a precursor to LSD, and some historians have speculated that the Salem witch trials occurred because girls poisoned by ergot had seizures that made townspeople think they d been bewitched. Then theres the tale of the thirty-year court battle that took place over the trademarking of Angostura bitters, which may or may not actually contain bark from the Angostura tree.
With a delightful two-color vintage-style interior, over fifty drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that carries Stewarts trademark wit, this is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.
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Twelfth Night Summary and Analysis of Act 1
The scene opens after a terrible ship wreck. Viola, a few sailors, and a sea captain arrive on shore and Viola asks where they are. The captain says they're in Illyria. Viola's name isn't revealed to the play-going audience until Act 5. Readers of the play, however, know her name because it's in the script and marks the beginning of each of her lines. Viola is bummed that she's in Illyria and says her brother is probably in heaven, but she's holding onto hope that he is alive. The captain tries to comfort Viola and says that, after the ship sank, he saw her brother tie himself to the mast, which had somehow managed to stay afloat.
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Twelfth Night, Act I
Alas, the distraction the music affords Orsino is temporary, and worse Valentine arrives to report the following: Olivia will sequester herself for seven years while mourning for her recently deceased brother. Dismayed, Orsino seeks solace in a bower of flowers. Chance has brought Viola, who has lost Sebastian her brother out at sea, to the coast of an unfamiliar land. The news prompts Viola to take a course of action that would place her in the service of the Duke. She would like to offer the Duke what solace she can. To pull this off, she would need to disguise herself as a eunuch.