Author: Brian D Hoefling
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Everyone has questions about drinking, but it can seem like every bartender (and bargoer) has different answers. Between the old wives' tales, half-truths, and whiskey-soaked conjectures, it's hard to know what to believeuntil now. Armed with cutting-edge research and a barfly s thirst for the truth, cocktail instructor Brian D. Hoefling tackles the most burning questions and longest-held myths surrounding that most ancient of human pastimeswith the science to either back them up or knock them down. From the ins and outs of aging to the chemistry of a beer head and the science behind your hangover, "Distilled Knowledge" provides a complete and comical education that will put an end to any barroom dispute, once and for all. "
Author: Jim Meehan
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2017
"Meehan's Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan's magnum opus--and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This work chronicles Meehan's storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan's deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and the tools you'll need to create a well-stocked bar--all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani"--
Take Your Best Shot... Authorized by the National Basketball Association, here is the ultimate trivia challenge for hoopsters of all ages. Filled with more than 700 multiple-choice questions, Official NBA Trivia will test your basketball acumen on all aspects of the league including: All-time records Arenas Past and present players Players' nicknames Coaches Award winners Retired numbers Rules of the game And more See how much you really know about the NBA in chapters devoted to each of the league's twenty-nine franchises, from the Atlanta Hawks to the Washington Wizards, and discover interesting facts, stats, and figures about them all. From the epic battles of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to the heated rivalry between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat, to recent contests in Canada between the Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies, you'll find the past, present, and future of the NBA throughout the pages of this entertaining and fascinating book. Keep score as you go from team to team, and discover how you rank as an NBA Trivia All-Star!
Author: Chad Parkhill
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different iconic drinks – each of which has its own story to tell. Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home. You'll learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly, vivacious Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain); and how France's Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir. Accompanied by gorgeous vintage-style illustrations that evoke antique travel posters, these stories and recipes are an ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking.
Author: Joel Harrison
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Release Date: 2017-10-03
How great would it be to have access to the world's experts to help you choose the coolest and most interesting bars, wherever you find yourself in the world? Well, now you do. Straight Up is a carefully curated collection of insider tips that will allow you to discover the best drinking spots around the globe. From a 10-seat basement bar in Tokyo, to a glitzy rooftop palace in Toronto and a converted Ottoman bathhouse in Budapest, this book contains everything you need to drink in style, brought to you by the locals in the know. Spirits experts Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have gathered a team of expert contributors among the world's bartending community to nose out the most interesting and characterful experiences. Throughout the book you'll also find features on signature cocktails, cocktail recipes, the low-down on star bartenders, and the inside track on what to drink where.
Ulysses (1922) is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel... he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Written over a seven-year period from 1914 to 1921. No book has ever been more eagerly and curiously awaited by the strange little inner circle of book-lovers and littérateurs than James Joyce's "Ulysses".
Author: E. O. Wilson
Release Date: 2014-11-26
"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.
Author: Ella Sanders
Publisher: Castle Point Books
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Spectacular meals can be yours in an instant! Get the most out of your Instant Pot or other multi-cooker with this tasty collection of 200 quick and easy-to-follow recipes, bringing delicious family meals to your table in a fraction of the time. The no-fuss settings on the Instant Pot and other multi-cookers mean all you have to do is put in your ingredients, set the cook time, and let the pot do the rest! Enjoy exceptional pressure cooker recipes your family will love, from hearty stews and healthy vegetables, to international fare and incredible treats. Save time, money, and find a little something for everyone in every chapter—without the hours of preparation and complicated instructions! * 200 great sides, dinners, and desserts for your Instant Pot or multi-cooker * Includes 75 full-color photos throughout * Low-maintenance recipes that save you time in the kitchen * Make incredible meals that won’t hurt your budget! With The Ultimate Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook, you can whip up your favorite comfort foods, creative side dishes, and desserts that'll make even the pickiest of eaters ask for seconds. Discover your new family favorites and make the most of your kitchen’s #1 appliance!
Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”
Author: Educational Testing Service
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Genre: Study Aids
Save money and get intensive official GRE® test practice with this 2-book bundle from the test maker at ETS! About the Books In this Official GRE® Value Combo you get the in-depth practice you need to do your best on the GRE test—direct from the test maker! For less than you would pay separately, the bundle packages two books of real GRE questions, specially created for GRE takers by Educational Testing Service. This two-book bundle is your ideal source for practice questions to use in your GRE preparation. With Official GRE® Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions and Official GRE® Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions you get real GRE test questions, arranged by type and difficulty level for the verbal reasoning questions and arranged by content and type for the quantitative reasoning questions. Plus you get mixed practice sets for both. Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test. So for intensive GRE practice with real GRE questions at a money-saving price, this bundle is your best choice! Features The Official GRE®Value Combo offers: significant savings over purchasing each book separately 300 real GRE test questions arranged by question type and difficulty level —to help you build your test-taking skills An overview of the GRE Analytical Writing measure with writing strategies, sample writing tasks, and sample scored essays Answers and explanations for every question ETS’s own test-taking strategies: valuable hints and tips that can help you do your best on the test Educational Testing Service (ETS) (Princeton, NJ) is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, primarily through testing. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers, and scores more than 50 million tests annually—including the TOEFL® and TOEICTM tests, the GRE® tests, and The Praxis SeriesTM assessments—in more than 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations worldwide.
Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.
Author: Perry Luntz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-22
Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys — or “dark” spirits — originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to: Become a sophisticated taster Shop for the best spirits Select the right mixers Use spirits in cooking Make ten classic cocktails Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit Present spirits to guests Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!