Champagne & Chandeliers Tribute to the great dinners of History Bernadette O'Shea's passion for Champagne takes us beyond the mirror, through time and space.
In all latitudes, friend of the arts, delights gourmets, accomplice musicians, allies of the world, Champagne reveals joy, lightness, enthusiasm, euphoria, tenderness, excellence, inspiration ...
The author invites us to a real fireworks, an exceptional party.
She succeeds in the prowess of this journey in time alongside those who embellish the world (Luciano Pavarotti, Picasso or Ferran AdriÌÊ), those who direct it (from Louis XV to Bill Clinton, through Gorbachev, Mitterrand, Kennedy, George V ...) and those who cheer him up or make him progress.
Thirty-five stories drawn from the great periods of world history, thirty-five exceptional menus, whose food and wine pairings are revisited on the sole theme of Champagne. Champagne is always and constantly different because there are no two identical. Bernadette O'Shea presents more than two hundred from thirty houses, easily accessible nowadays, but also some rare emblematic vintages that she had the privilege of tasting.
The originality of this book is of course the eclectic suggestions of its author, but also to the share of dreams it delivers, a certain art of living and no doubt the intelligence of pleasure. A book to put in the hands of any good epicurean.
From European favourites such as Mastichato Chios, which saved 2,000 Greeks from a bloody massacre at the hands of vengeful Turks, to legendary drinks such as Amarula, invented by African elephants; from classic cocktail ingredients like Midori, the bright green Japanese melon drink launched at the wrap party for Saturday Night Fever at Studio 54, to student stalwart Jägermeister, dreamt up by a confidant of Herman Göring and hugely popular among senior Nazis, Sippery Tipples tells the stories behind the word’s most extraordinary drinks.
Alongside a country-by-country guide to murky and mysterious booze and dozens of cocktail recipes is a series of easy to follow recipes for making your own liqueurs and spirits. If you would like to concoct your own fruit brandies or make a drop of traditional full-strength Pimms then this is the book for you.
Joseph Piercy was born in Brighton. After spending far too long at university studying Russian Literature and Creative Writing, Joseph embarked upon a journey which took him to various parts of the world in an honest attempt to avoid anything faintly resembling a proper job. He has enjoyed an occasional drink or two along the road.
A concise and in-depth guide to sparkling wines from all around the globe. Andreas Kjorling's updated volume offers an extensive overview of the finest universal sparkling wines, ranging from products of the highest quality to those with a more affordable price.
A short introduction provides the reader with helpful information regarding the tasting and serving of sparkling wine. The sparkling wines are then listed by country. Products from the renowned European countries such as France, Germany, Italy and Spain or dark horses from lesser known sparkling producers, such as Brazil and Chile, bring the reader on a bubbly tour of the world. Every sparkling wine is presented with author's notes about the color, aroma and taste of the wine, followed by the detailed production process.
Additional details are provided by the author, with, for example, suggestions as to which wines taste best with certain food.
The price (ranging from one to five dots), origin, producer and grape are listed in a neat and compact way too, which makes it even easier to choose the appropriate wine for each and every occation."
This book has been designed for the lovers of Martini cocktails and those who have yet to discover how to make them. Each recipe in this large collection is provided with clear and uncomplicated directions so that anyone can create a Martini cocktail with ease.
Mariza Snyder, Lauren Clum and Anna V. Zulaica
FEATURING 50 QUICK-AND-EASY RECIPES The ultimate guide to the nutritional powerhouse supplement praised as "green gold" for its curative, health-boosting qualities. Increase energy, torch calories, and improve your immunity with the antioxidant-packed magic of matcha green tea powder! This handy book serves up all the vital information on how to maximize the benefits of this miraculous superfood. Go beyond tea with this mouthwatering collection of matcha-boosted recipes for every meal of the day, including: Matcha Cranberry Scones; Matcha Chia Pudding; Poached Eggs on Matcha Hash; Candied Matcha Carrots; Sriracha Matcha Salmon; Matcha Curry Lentils; Cauliflower Matcha Stir-Fry; Chocolate Matcha Truffles.
TERZIOTTI / PETRONI
Gin is a staple of most bars and forms the basis of some of the world s most popular cocktails. In this beautifully illustrated volume, gin expert, Davide Terziotti takes the reader right back to the origins of the spirit through to its resurgence in the 1990s. The book includes in-depth information on different distillation methods and the different herbs that have been used, historically, with gin as well as popular, new, flavour combinations that have turned the drink into a modern classic. Also included are thirty profiles on the main gin brands available today, their different qualities, and a recipe they are each best used for. The final section of the book is solely dedicated to gin-based cocktail recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and stunning photography accompanying each one. AUTHOR: Davide Terziotti is a gin expert and editor of the blog Angel's Share. In 2014 he co-founded the Whiskey Club, which aims to provide information about different spirits to its members. Vittorio D'Alberto is the founder of Gin Italy, a blog started in 2013, which aims to highlight the presence of Italian products in the international gin industry. Fabio Petroni has studied photography and worked with some of the best photographers in his field; still lives and portraits. Over the years he has photographed important personalities from Italian culture, medicine and the economy. He works with several advertising companies and is responsible for the branding of a number of important Italian brands. For White Star he has published among other books Horses: Master Portraits, Roses, Orchids, Tea Sommelier, Beer Sommelier, and Bonsai. Illustrated throughout
Andrew W. Saul, Helen S. Case
Vodka is the most versatile of spirits. While people in Eastern Europe and the Baltic often drink it neat, swallowing it in one gulp, others use it in cocktails and mixed drinks bloody marys, screwdrivers, white Russians, and Jell-O shots or mix it with tonic water or ginger beer to create a refreshing drink. Vodka manufacturers even infuse it with flavours ranging from lemon and strawberry to chocolate, bubble gum, and bacon. Created by distilling fermented grains, potatoes, beets, or other vegetables, this colorless, tasteless, and odorless liquor has been enjoyed by both the rich and the poor throughout its existence, but it has also endured many obstacles along its way to global popularity.
Water: A Global History provides a concise account of our relationship with water throughout history and around the world. The book shows how we obtained clean drinking water in the past, what alternatives to water were available, and how our relationship with water has changed over time. The book explores how we have consumed water throughout history, and our efforts to transform it into a palatable drink (mainly through boiling it for tea, or distilling it into mildly alcoholic beverages); the use of water for medicinal purposes; and how water has become commercialised over the past two centuries.
"Several wineries and vineyards have captured the public s eye in recent years thanks to their distinctive architecture, which thoroughly conveys the atmosphere of their surroundings while reflecting the tradition of the winemaker.
Through selected vineyards, this book traces the path of winemaking from grape harvest to tasting - all through the eyes of architects and winemakers:Based on numerous conversations with them, the authors are able to tell the personal stories behind the origins of each building and how it relates to its special place, all while expressing the sensual experience that is part of the world of wine.
Besides information about the various wine-growing regions and the history of ""wine architecture,"" the book familiarises the reader with the winemaking process and wine itself, making the book a handy wine and travel guide from the architect s perspective."
Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be. With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and bursting with fool-proof and reliable advice, WINE: IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE is the guide that answers the sentence: I wish I knew more about wine. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the colour, aroma and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident serving and ordering wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative colour drawings and infographics.