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Gin Glorious Gin

Author : Olivia Williams
ISBN : 9781472215321
Genre : History
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Gin Glorious Gin is a vibrant cultural history of London seen through the prism of its most iconic drink. Leading the reader through the underbelly of the Georgian city via the Gin Craze, detouring through the Empire (with a G&T in hand), to the emergence of cocktail bars in the West End, the story is brought right up to date with the resurgence of class in a glass - the Ginnaissance. As gin has crossed paths with Londoners of all classes and professions over the past three hundred years it has become shorthand for metropolitan glamour and alcoholic squalor in equal measure. In and out of both legality and popularity, gin is a drink that has seen it all. Gin Glorious Gin is quirky, informative, full of famous faces - from Dickens to Churchill, Hogarth to Dr Johnson - and introduces many previously unknown Londoners, hidden from history, who have shaped the city and its signature drink.
Category: History

Gin How To Drink It

Author : Dave Broom
ISBN : 9781784720582
Genre : Cooking
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'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive' Huffington Post In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: How gin is made What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is How you drink them to maximise your pleasure Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
Category: Cooking

The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams

Author : Isla Dewar
ISBN : 9780755394883
Genre : Fiction
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To the neighbours who helped raise her, Madeline was a handful: opinionated, disruptive, verbose. They blamed it all on her lack of a mother. But Madeline was happy: her father was parent enough. Till he wasn't there for her any more, and Madeline had to grow up fast. Befriended by Annie, she catches a glimpse of normal family life, and sees Annie glow as she marries her adoring Willie. Madeline has never wanted a regular man in her own life, yet somehow she finds herself living in a rambling Highland mansion with Stuart, loving to the point of exhaustion, and painting her heart out. Until life creeps into the idyll with a vengeance...
Category: Fiction

The Gin Shack On The Beach

Author : Catherine Miller
ISBN : 9780008244859
Genre : Fiction
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‘Charming, original and thoroughly enjoyable.’Katie Fforde ‘A little gem. 5*’ Samantha Tonge, bestselling author of The New Beginnings Coffee Club
Category: Fiction

Showmen Socialites And The Savoy

Author : Olivia Williams
ISBN : 1472271769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1889, Victorian impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte opened The Savoy, Britain's first luxury hotel. Allowing the rich to live like royalty, it attracted glamour, scandal and a cast of eccentric characters, with the D'Oyly Carte family elevated to a unique vantage point on high society. The Secret Life of the Savoy will tell their story through three generations: Richard (the founder, who died in the same year as Queen Victoria), Rupert (a moderniser who saw the hotel through two world wars and the roaring twenties), and Bridget (a Queen-like figure who was one of mid-20th century Britain's wealthiest women). The book will explore their rollercoaster achievements, lifestyles and private lives, through the prism of this iconic hotel and its many distinguished guests - from Oscar Wilde to the Beatles.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook

Author : Bergdorf Goodman
ISBN : 9780062399595
Genre : Cooking
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A stylish collection of 100 recipes from the renowned BG restaurant at the singular luxury shopping emporium. Incorporating recipes from the fashion community, this charming gift volume features the whimsical four-color art of renowned illustrator Konstantin Kakanias throughout. The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is a collection of 100 delectable recipes from the singular, legendary retailer’s restaurant, BG—a dining hot spot for fashion cognoscenti and lovers of fine food; also included are favorite dishes from star fashion designers, writers, and media, including Zac Posen, Thakoon, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Joe Zee, Dana Cowin, Bobbi Brown, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Deborah Needleman, and Kelly Wearstler. Indulge in cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, soups and starters, salads, entrees, and desserts, among them BG's revered Manhattan and its wildly popular Gotham Salad, not to mention a host of other favorites such as Crab Cakes with Spicy Rémoulade, Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites, Lobster Napoleon, and Double Chocolate Tarte. Each recipe is introduced with an anecdote from the restaurant or its contributor, and all are spectacularly illustrated with exclusive four-color artwork by artist and designer Konstantin Kakanias. Encapsulating the formidable style and refinement of this legendary fashion institution, The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is the ultimate accessory for anyone who enjoys a taste of luxury.
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Gin

Author : Patrick Dillon
ISBN : 9781932112252
Genre : History
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The famous Geneva spirit, or gin, as it soon became known, arrived in London from Holland after the restoration of the monarchy in 1662. Originally hailed as a means of providing an economic boost for England's grain farmers, gin drinking soon reached epidemic proportions in the slums of London, where it was sold from shops and market stalls, from basements, and carts on the street. Within twenty years, thousands of men, women, and children died as a result of the drink, and English society was deeply riven by the debate over its control. Economic interests grew fat and powerful on gin's profits and clamored for a loosening of all restriction. On the other side, reformers pointed to the appalling social costs. Yet every attempt to ban gin outright ended in riots. Brilliantly researched, with far-reaching implications for the drug wars of our time, this is a fast-paced chronicle of the making, selling, and regulating of a powerful drug, and of its disastrous effects on ordinary people.
Category: History

The Book Of Gin

Author : Richard Barnett
ISBN : 9780802194091
Genre : History
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“An absorbing popular history of one of history’s most popular drinks” (Booklist). Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-crazed debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of Prohibition made gin—often dangerous bathtub gin—fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small-batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback. Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensable history of a complex and notorious drink. “The Book of Gin is full of history that will make you grin . . . An enchanting read.” —Cooking by the Book
Category: History