From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.
Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.
A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.
For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
Want to learn about wine, but don't know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine.
You'll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you'll explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You'll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you'll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world.Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada
Whether you're a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the essential guide to understanding and making a full range of beer styles, including ales, lagers, stouts, pilseners, dubbels, tripels, and homerun specialty beers and meads. Everything to get started is here: the basics of building a home brewery, world-class proven recipes, easy-to-follow brewing instructions, and the latest insights in the art and science of brewing. Master brewer Charlie Papazian also explains the history and lore of beer, reveals the technology behind brewing, and shares countless tips on how to create your own original ales and lagers.
This completely revised and updated edition includes:An expanded and updated Beer Styles and Homebrew Recipe Formulation chart with easy-to-understand descriptions of key flavor and aroma characters Ingredient information for fifty-three beer styles A list of more than seventy-five beer types describing strength, hop aroma, bitterness, flavor, color, sweetness, and alcohol percentage Expanded chart on sixty-eight hop varieties, descriptions, and uses Eighty brand-new and revised favorite beer and mead recipes Beer kit tips Key information about using and understanding hops Revealing reasons why homebrew is the best . . . and much more!
Paired with the newly revised Homebrewer's Companion, Second Edition, this book will transform you from beginning brewer to homebrewing expert.
Helpful index includes listings of drinks by name, by primary alcoholic ingredient, and by color/flavoring.
The perfect little book for any bartender! Cheers!
Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows established and future bar owners how to establish and maintain a successful business. Using clear, concise language, this For Dummies guide contains all the information you need to start your bar off on the right foot. From grand opening to last call, you'll discover the insider tricks that keep the business end running smoothly and the customers happily engaged. With updated information on marketing and social media, the book walks you step by step through the entire process, revealing the nitty-gritty details most new bar owners only discover after starting.
The bar business continues to grow; however, securing running capital and having knowledge about the business are cited as the two biggest reasons new bars fail. Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shines a light on these issues to help bar owners prepare properly. The book helps you find your way through the maze of licensing and permits, developing a business plan, and preparing for your grand opening, plus offers clear, no-nonsense guidance on dealing with tough customers. Every step of the way, Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a reference you can count on.Understand the bar business and important legal issues Stock the necessities, including equipment and inventory Promote your business using marketing and social media Manage expenses and control cash flow
When run correctly, a bar can be an extremely profitable business, but the key to success is knowing exactly what you're getting into. By recognizing common problems and teach you how to adapt quickly to changing conditions, Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the information you need to develop those skills, and get your bar started.
Garrett Oliver, award-winning Brewmaster and Vice President of Production of the Brooklyn Brewery, recognized by Gourmet Magazine as a “passionate epicure and talented alchemist”, reveals the full spectrum of flavors contained in the more than 50 distinct styles of beer from around the world.
Most importantly, he shows how beer, which is far more versatile than wine, intensifies flavors when it’s appropriately paired with foods to create a dining experience most people have never imagined. Garrett, along with photographer Denton Tillman, traveled throughout Europe visiting fellow brewmasters to trace the beers of the world to their sources. Back in the States, he met with the star chefs he has advised about beer. The resulting book is a motherload of information, lushly illustrated with Tillman’s gorgeous photographs of the world’s best beers and the breweries that produce them. Above all, THE BREWMASTER’S TABLE is a new way of thinking about beer – one that will bring this under-appreciated brew to the status it deserves.
Whether it’s a Belgian wheat beer with a simple salad, a Brooklyn Pilsner to wash down spicy tacos, a pale ale alongside a porcini risotto with foie gras, or even a Framboise to accompany a dark chocolate brownie, beer is the perfect complement to any dining experience, at home in front of the TV or in a four-star restaurant.
He explains how beer is made, shows you its fascinating history, and then leads you through the amazing range of flavors displayed by the dozens of distinct styles of beer from around the world. Finally, he suggests beer pairings that will please your tastebuds and blow your mind. Whether you’re a beer aficionado, a passionate cook, or just someone who loves a great dinner, this book will indeed be a revelation.
A companion to the world's bestselling beermaking book, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, this guide is for homebrewers who have mastered the basics and want to advance their beermaking skills. Charlie Papazian, the godfather of homebrewing, covers all aspects of the process and answers commonly asked questions. The Homebrewer's Companion is now completely revised, reorganized, and updated with detailed charts and tables, information about the latest techniques and equipment, more than seventy new and improved lager, ale, and mead recipes, and more, including:Details and insights on the art and science of brewing beerCurrent malt, special ingredient, and fermentation charts Websites and resources for up-to-date information Fascinating details about the diversity of hops and how to use themExpanded information on yeast and microbiological critters that can enhance your beerA list of beer styles with referencesA resource list of more than 120 of Charlie's original homebrew recipesInstructions for making gluten-free beerAn expanded glossary of beer characters and a beer evaluation sectionExpert insight and recommendations on beer and food pairings and cooking with beer
Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition reveals what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. With new and revised content, this edition of the popular Wine For Dummies text takes you on a tour of emerging and old world wine regions, showcasing the varieties and styles you need to know to stay up to date on today's wine scene. In addition to highlighting wines themselves, this approachable resource offers insight into wine shops, supermarket wine selections, wine and food pairings, vintage charts, and price guidelines. For the aspiring wine aficionado, the text offers expert advice on buying, collecting, and rating wines—and can direct you in updating your personal collection through its thorough guidance.
Wine has, for generations, been an important part of culture and society around the world. Over time, trends in wine change—as do the ways in which it is created, celebrated, and enjoyed. Exploring today's wine trends is a great way to learn more about and appreciate different cultures—and let's be honest: educational value aside, wine tastes amazing. Understand different grape varieties and varying wine styles Read wine lists and labels, and understand how to use them to make the right purchases Pair your wine with food in a way that will bring out the best flavors in all aspects of your meal Explore how to best select, store, open, pour, and enjoy your wine
Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition provides you with the information you need to confidently navigate today's wine scene!
In just seven days, readers will detoxify their bodies and lose up to seven pounds of fat! Each day of the program focuses on a different color of the rainbow, ensuring the best possible nutrition profile and guaranteeing positive results. By “drinking the rainbow,” readers will shed pounds and experience anti-aging, renewed energy, and a better balanced body. Also included are 50 food and juicing recipes and 20 full-color photos.
In Making Homemade Wine, author Robert Cluett takes the mystery out of winemaking. Using his simple nine-step process, you'll learn how to make superb-tasting wines right in your own home. Whether you want to make a common or unusual wine--from everything from grapes to elderberries to parsnips--you'll find the recipes and know-how here. There's even a universal wine formula that allows you to create your own unique recipes! And if your wine doesn't turn out as you expected, never fear--you can read up on Cluett's tips for preventing and fixing the most common problems home winemakers encounter.
This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 5th Edition also provides over 40 new cocktails ideas for those who want to know how to serve cocktails professionally, for themselves, or for their guests.Detailed information on how to properly stock a bar with the latest and greatest glassware and tools Expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties and specialty coffees Experimenting with the new flavor/buzz in Bourbons and Scotches: honey The latest flavored rums, gins, ryes, and of course vodkas (buttered, waffle, sherbet, and marshmallow flavored are just a few new editions) New coverage devoted to craft distillers Fun, new ways to garnish drinks (even flaming options), rim, and serve drinks like a master mixologist Tips on creating unique punches and even non-alcoholic drinks The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups
If you're interested in crafting traditional or modern cocktails, Bartending For Dummies has you covered.
Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in Lower Manhattan has dominated the bar industry, receiving award after award including World's Best Bar, World’s Best Cocktail Menu, World’s Best Drink Selection, and Best American Cocktail Bar. Now, the critically acclaimed bar has its first cocktail book, The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual, which, along with its inventive recipes, also details founder Sean Muldoon and bar manager Jack McGarry’s inspiring rags-to-riches story that began in Ireland and has brought them to the top of the cocktail world. Like the bar’s décor, Dead Rabbit’s award-winning drinks are a nod to the “Gangs of New York” era. They range from fizzes to cobblers to toddies, each with its own historical inspiration. There are also recipes for communal punches as well as an entire chapter on absinthe. Along with the recipes and their photos, this stylish and handsome book includes photographs from the bar itself so readers are able to take a peek into the classic world of Dead Rabbit.
“Let one of the beer industry’s most irrepressible brewers lead you to extremes in your kitchen. Do try this at home—you’ll be glad you did.” —Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter, author of World Guide to Beer
“Should inspire nonbrewing beer fans to start brewing and homebrewers or commercial brewers to push the envelope a bit.” —Northwest Brewing News
“Extreme Brewing is not just about radical brewing, it is about appreciating and living great beers.” —Ale Street News
“Finish Extreme Brewing and you will be a better-informed homebrewer than most amateurs are.” —Mid-Atlantic Brewing News
Sam Calagione’s authoritative primer Extreme Brewing, long required reading for any serious homebrewer, is now revised and expanded. Inside Extreme Brewing, Deluxe Edition, you'll find:
—Recipes for homemade beers that are among the most exciting and exotic today: Double IPA, Punkin’ Porter, Belgian Brown Ale, and more than 30 other unique concoctions
—14 additional recipes that are new to this edition, including the Coffee & Cream Stout and the Smokin’ Cherry Bomb
—Step-by-step instructions and insider tips for making recipes that expand the definition of great beer
—Tips on presentation and food pairings, recipes for beer-infused dishes, and fun ideas for beer-themed dinners that let you share your creations with family and friends
Our new edition of this extremely helpful guide to using juice contains all the right updates for today’s juice market. Superjuices such as Wheatgrass are now included along with delicious, fresh fruit smoothies.
Juicing For Health will also look more attractive than ever before – with a larger format and a 2 colour design throughout.
Juicing For Health is comprehensive without ever rambling. It includes:
Over 200 juice recipes and blends.
• The vitamin & mineral content of over 60 different fruit & vegetable juices.
• The basic healing qualities of each fruit and vegetable juice.
• Nutritional therapy juice blends for a whole range of specific – and more general – ailments.
• Beginner-friendly guide to starting up and managing a healthy detox programme.
• A–Z Vitamin & Mineral hotlist – with the “Best Fruits” and “Best Vegetables” for each nutrient.
Amid an increasing focus on locally sourced whole foods, preserving, rather than preservatives, is enjoying a comeback. With 300 delicious recipes, Canning and Preserving All-In-One For Dummies gives you a single, comprehensive resource on all aspects of putting up your own food; the equipment and ingredients you'll need; and the different techniques such as smoking, drying, curing, pickling, juicing, and root cellaring that you'll explore.
Canning and Preserving All-in-One For Dummies is a perfect guide for home cooks looking to learn how to can and preserve their own food, covering preparation times, cooking times, processing times, and the yield you should expect from your efforts, as well as the newest equipment needed to create and store your own healthy foods.Features 300 recipes Covers canning fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood Includes jams, jellies, butters, condiments, relishes, salsas, and chutneys Provides information on all types of food storage, including pickling, curing, juicing, and root cellars
Whether you're new to canning and preserving or are just looking to expand your repertoire with the great new recipes contained in this book, Canning and Preserving All-in-One For Dummies gives you everything you need to save money and live healthier.
True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else!
Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies:Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you Seasoning a new cast-iron pan Caring for your cast-iron cookware Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking
So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.
THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato - one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato's refreshingly accessible style.
Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups—Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating—covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who’s in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food—including chocolate and cheese—is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.
Bread Machines For Dummies is for anyone who has ever been frustrated by a bread machine and wants to know if it’s really possible to turn out great bread with a minimum of time and effort (it is!). This fun and easy guide shares simple techniques and more than 85 tested, foolproof recipes for making aromatic and flavorful breads—either for your bread machine or from dough that you shape yourself and bake in the oven. You’ll see how to make:Soft white bread Cracked wheat bread Basic danish dough Babka and C hallah Bread bowls Bread sticks, pizza, and focaccia And so much more!
This handy resource guide provides everything you “knead” to know about making bread, including the best ingredients to use, how to work with dough, and how to get the best results out of your machine. Along with plenty of cooking, measuring, and shopping tips, you get expert advice on how to:Shape simple doughs into beautiful breads Mix flours and liquids for perfect bread texture Adapt machine recipes for two loaf sizes Understand the different wheat flours Fit bread into a gluten-free diet Avoid moisture mistakes Make breads with alternative ingredients such as rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour Featuring a cheat sheet with standard measuring equivalents and temperature conversions, tips for troubleshooting your machine, and delicious recipes for such tasty delights as Cheddar Cheese Corn Bread, Pecan Sticky Rolls, Cranberry Nut Bread, and Banana Lemon Loaf, Bread Machines For Dummies reveals the best ways to bake, store, and enjoy your bread!
Slow Cookers For Dummies is for working families, couples, single people, students, and anyone who is tired of takeout. Perhaps you love cooking but have little time to do it or want to decrease your reliance on prepared mixes or boxed convenience foods. Slow cooking may be right for you if you want toSave money on food and utility bills Control your sodium and fat intake Free up your oven and cooktop for more holiday cooking Take a hot dish to a potluck supper
If you already know how to use a slow cooker, the delicious recipes in this book can help you expand your repertoire beyond soups and stews. If you're thinking of getting a slow cooker, Slow Cookers For Dummies takes you from the basics of how these cookers work to preparing special occasion meals, to troubleshooting slow cooker problems.
Here's a closer look at what Slow Cookers For Dummies includes:Guidelines on how to choose the right slow cooker for you Techniques to help you slow-cook the right way Easy recipes for snacks, beverages, chili, stews, and casseroles Scrumptious recipes for roasting beef, pork, lamb, and poultry How-to's on cooking and freezing in batches Ways to adapt favorite traditionally cooked dishes for the slow cooker
In Slow Cookers for Dummies, food and appliance cooking experts Tom Lacalamita and Glenna Vance show that this classic cooking appliance is really a wonderful tool for making creative, delicious meals. With 75 recipes for making the most out of your slow cooker, you'll never put that slow cooker in your cabinet again.
To make the very best cider—whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market—you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Maker’s Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide today’s cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders.
The New Cider Maker’s Handbook is divided into five parts containing:An accessible overview of the cider making process for beginners; Recommendations for selecting and growing cider-appropriate apples; Information on juice-extraction equipment and directions on how to build your own grater mill and cider press; A discussion of the most important components of apple juice and how these may influence the quality of the cider; An examination of the fermentation process and a description of methods used to produce either dry or naturally sweet cider, still or sparkling cider, and even ice cider.
This book will appeal to both serious amateurs and professional cider makers who want to increase their knowledge, as well as to orchardists who want to grow cider apples for local or regional producers. Novices will appreciate the overview of the cider-making process, and, as they develop skills and confidence, the more in-depth technical information will serve as an invaluable reference that will be consulted again and again. This book is sure to become the definitive modern work on cider making.
A mechanical engineer by profession, Claude Jolicoeur first developed his passion for apples and cider after acquiring a piece of land on which there were four rows of old abandoned apple trees. He started making cider in 1988 using a “no-compromise” approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP).
Claude actively participates in discussions on forums like the Cider Digest, and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to events such as the annual Cider Days festival in western Massachusetts. He lives in Quebec City.
In addition to over 50 easy and delicious recipes, green juice expert Farnoosh Brock talks you through countless situations, including:
How will your body will react to green juicing with a sensitive stomach?
How can you stay motivated after the initial excitement wears off?
What are the best juicers available, and which one is best for you?
A passionate green juicer for over five years, Brock gives you her best tips on how to manage each as you move forward in this journey. She shares her knowledge, discoveries, and lessons learned from her years of green juicing! She gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly so you can make smart and informed decisions as you learn how to heal your body and return it to harmony using healthy plants from your farmer’s market, garden, or produce aisle.
In this widely praised juicing recipe book and guide, every fruit and vegetable you can think of pairs up in this juice bible for devoted followers of the juice craze that’s sweeping the nation. From radical-fighting blueberries to nutrient-rich kale, to protein-packed spinach, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible includes nutritional information and details on the benefits of juicing for life! Whatever your fitness regimen, health goals, or daily routine, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive resource for every aspect of the wonderful world of juicing!
From the classics to today's coolest cocktails, this guide shows you how to mix up whatever concoctions you or your guests might desire. With coverage of the basic tools and detailed illustrations of the glasses you'll need, this book is the perfect entertaining companion.
Open the book and find:Dozens of hip and classy recipes How to set up a bar Ways to slice your garnishes like a pro How to shake a perfect martini Trendy drink details few know
Superfoods include apples, bananas, avocados, cherries, chia seeds, dark chocolate, carrots, green tea, hot peppers, kiwis, mangoes, nuts and oats, lemons and limes, peaches, spinach, Swiss chard, and many more foods that you can easily grab at your neighborhood grocery store. In Superfood Juices, Smoothies, and Drinks, Manheim explains why superfoods are good for your overall health and then offers ways to incorporate them into the beverages you drink all day long.
Incorporating superfoods into the following types of drinks will help you lose weight, stay focused, and get energized:
Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Whether you’re a first-timer or a “try, try-againer”, this book helps you get with the low-carb program and stick with it! Building on the success of Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies, it gives you loads of nutritional information plus more than 100 sumptuous low-carb recipes like Crunchy Brunch Oatmeal Pecan Waffles, Caribbean Chicken, Chile Spiced Broccoli, and Lemon Torte with Raspberries. Low-Carb Cookbook For Dummies includes:A complete nutritional analysis for each recipe so you can’t go wrong Lots of recipes for dishes with 5 carbs or less Recipes that de-carb no-nos like Southern fried chicken and Philly cheese steak sandwiches Recipes for soups, seafood, and meat dishes, including pork chops, lamb and steaks (with a steak chart so you can chart a low-carb course) Recipes for great desserts, including chocolate specialties and cheesecake Vegetarian recipes and crock pot specialties Terrific wrap recipes using lettuce, tortillas, or crepes Guidelines for eating low-carb when you’re dining out or brown-bagging it
Author Jan McCracken, a health advocate and low-carber for more than ten years, has written two low-carb cookbooks and is a contributor to numerous low-carb publications. Having fallen off the low-carb wagon several times herself, she alerts you to things that can sabotage your success and clues you in on carb counting and techniques that have worked for her. You’ll get started right with:Mini-courses on low-carb math and on low-carb nutritition and the glycemic index A shopping list for stocking a low-carb kitchen The scoop on different kinds of carbs and artificial sweeteners Tips on using spices creatively for variety and flavor Advice on incorporating exercise, including taking the first step (and lots more steps) with a pedometer Tips for reducing stress (a common cause of bingeing)
With this information, you won’t be mystified. With the fantastic recipes, you won’t feel deprived. You will be inspired to stick to a low-carb lifestyle—one that can help you lose weight and feel healthier!
Wine can be an intimidating topic, but doesn't have to be—and this handy little guide gives you just what you need to buy and serve wine with confidence.
Buying & Serving Wine In A Day For Dummies covers everything from navigating wine shops, lists, and varietals to opening and serving wine properly. Plus, you'll get tips and advice for storing both unopened and leftover wine.Navigating wine shops and restaurant wine lists How to open a bottle, choose a glass, and serve the wine Serving temperatures for wine, and guidelines for storing leftover wine Understanding more about wine from its label Online component takes readers beyond the book with bonus content and features
Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!
Featuring recipes from America's best bartenders, the readers of Bartender magazine and www.bartender.com, this book contains the best X-rated drinks served anywhere.
From Bartender Magazine, the number one publication for the bartending trade and the most respected name in bartending, comes The Best Summer Drinks, the perfect recipe guide for the hottest drink time of year.
Written by the ultimate authority on bartending, this book contains 500 summer cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted by the world's best bartenders, including:
•Fourth of July
Perfect for impulse purchase at cash-wrap areas, The Best Summer Drinks is sure to find its way into the pocket of anyone who loves libations.
With Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies, you’ll get the skinny on just what lacto-ovo, lacto, and just plain vegan diets are all about and how to create nutritious meals from the rich cornucopia of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and dairy and egg substitutes that are the staple of the vegetarian menu. You’ll also find out:How to get your full complement of protein and vitamins, including calcium, iron, C, B12, and zinc—and from what, often surprising, food sources How to successfully convert to a vegetarian diet How to stock up a vegetarian pantry—including tips on where to shop, starting a kitchen garden, as well as handy weekly and monthly food lists Vegetarian cooking basics—including preparing ingredients, cooking beans and grains, handling tofu and tempeh, washing and cutting fruits and vegetables Simple cooking techniques—including baking, boiling, steaming, sautéing, and stewing The ins and outs of vegetarian etiquette
Not only will you become fully acquainted with the new and delicious world of meat replacements (like tofu, tempeh, seitan, textured vegetable protein, veggie burgers and franks) and egg, dairy, yogurt and cheese substitutes, you’ll see how truly simple and enjoyable cooking vegetarian can be. With over delicious 100 recipes, you’ll find yourself choosing among such soon-to-be favorites as:Smoothie snacks—including a Caramel Apple Smoothie and a Winter Berry Smooth Breakfast dishes—including Savory Mushroom Tofu Quiche, Healthy Pancakes, and French Toasties Delicious dips—including Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and Fresh Avocado and Lime Dip Soups for all seasons—including Vegetarian Chili with Cashews and Southern Sweet Onion Soup Scrumptious salads—including Festive Broccoli Salad, Tofu Salad, and Lentil Vinaigrette Salad Entrees for everyone—including Basic Bean Burritos, Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti, Garden Pizza, and Tempeh Sloppy Joes Full of tips on adapting traditional recipes to vegetarian style cooking, plus a spicy spin on old standbys like Home Fries, Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies lets you reinvent the vegetarian lifestyle to suit your needs and tastes. With pages of full-color photos, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, this fun, informative, and upbeat guide makes every meal an exciting step in the journey toward lifelong health.
With the cost of living continuing to rise, more and more people are saving money and eating healthier by canning and preserving food at home. This easy-to-follow guide is perfect for you if you want to learn how to can and preserve your own food, as well as if you're an experienced canner and preserver looking to expand your repertoire with the great new and updated recipes contained in this book.
Inside you'll find clear, hands-on instruction in the basic techniques for everything from freezing and pickling to drying and juicing. There's plenty of information on the latest equipment for creating and storing your own healthy foods. Plus, you'll see how you can cut your food costs while controlling the quality of the food your family eats.Everything you need to know about freezing, canning, preserving, pickling, drying, juicing, and root cellaring Explains the many great benefits of canning and preserving, including eating healthier and developing self-reliance Features new recipes that include preparation, cooking, and processing times Amy Jeanroy is the Herb Garden Guide for About.com and Karen Ward is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals
If you want to save money on your grocery bill, get back to basics, and eat healthier, Canning & Preserving For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!
- Food pairings
- Key wine terms
- Chilling and storing
- Cooking with wine
- Entertaining with wine
Italian wine is so much more than Chianti! Discover wonderful wine produced throughout Italy — from Barolo to Montepulciano to up-and-coming Super Tuscans — in this uniquely accessible, entertaining guide.
Open the book and find:
Discover the types of grapes used in popular wines
Great wine bargains
The differences among the major whites and the major reds
How to match Italian wine with foods
Open the book and find:
Discover the types of grapes used in popular wines
Great wine bargains
The differences among the major whites and the major reds
How to match Italian wine with foods
The Spirit of Gin is a comprehensive and entertaining illustrated guide to the classic spirit, with a sharp focus on the modern gin revival led by innovative craft-gin distillers, new ingredients and infusions, and growing interest in bars across the United States and overseas. The book details the colorful history of gin from its invention in eighteenth century London to today’s worldwide resurgence; provides detailed coverage of the methods, ingredients, and accoutrements of modern makers and purveyors; gives coverage to popular gin bars and classic cocktails with eclectic sidebars and interviews; and provides a complete catalog of commercial and craft distilleries worldwide.
By John Palmer
Fully revised and updated, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you're a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities—accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation.
A perennial best seller since the release of the third edition in 2006, How to Brew, is a must-have to update every new and seasoned brewer's library.
This completely revised and updated edition includes:
More emphasis on the “top six priorities”: sanitation, fermentation temperature control, yeast management, the boil, good recipes, and water. Five new chapters covering malting and brewing, strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and adjusting water for style. All other chapters revised and expanded: Expanded and updated charts, graphs, equations, and visuals. Expanded information on using beer kits. Thorough revision of mashing and lautering chapters: Expanded tables of recommended times and temperatures for single-infusion, multiple-step, and decoction mashing. Complete discussion of first wort gravity as a function of water to grist ratio. Complete revision of infusion and decoction equations. Revised and updated information on managing your fermentation: Yeast pitching and starters. Yeast starter growth factors. Yeast and the maturation cycle. And much more!
Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat!
Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more.Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods
Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.
“Imagine a fizzy, soda-like drink that is drier and so much more sophisticated than soda, what with the sugar and botanical ingredients. Shrubs! Amazing! Wonderful!!” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist
Photo of Every Recipe
Summer and the sound of ice cubes clinking just go together, and the cool drinks here are perfect all through the warm months. Serve Frosty Iced Caramel Capuccino and Lemon-Ginger Tingler on a hot day; enjoy breakfast in a glass with Super-Athlete Spinach Smoothies or a Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie. And come cocktail hour, whip up a Thai-Basil Mojitarita or a pitcher of White Wine Sangria. You’ll find the best summer beverages right here.
Stuffed with tips and tricks - you'll roll, press, and mold sushi like a pro!
From rolling sushi properly to presenting it with pizzazz, this book has everything you need to know to impress your friends with homemade maki-sushi (rolls) and nigiri-sushi (individual pieces). You'll find over 55 recipes from Tuna Sushi Rice Balls to Rainbow Rolls, plus handy techniques to demystify the art of sushi making - and make it fun!
Discover how to:
* Find the right equipment and ingredients
* Understand the special language of sushi
* Make fragrant sushi rice
* Prepare vegetarian and fish-free recipes
* Dish up sushi-friendly drinks and side dishes
Let's get drunk!
Grab your copy now!
The lay-flat binding is the ideal format for the kitchen environment and the full-colour photos throughout show readers what they can expect to achieve from their efforts.
Cooking Basics For Dummies includes:Choosing the right tools and stocking your pantry The essential cooking techniques - boiling, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, stewing, roasting and grilling Expanding your repertoire with delicious recipes A glossary of over 100 common cooking terms
About the Authors
Bryan Millar is a former New York Times restaurant critic. Marie Ramer is a food writer.
The natural and convenient way to add organic flavor to your water, infusion pitchers and bottles make your water as great-tasting as it is great for you. But don't limit yourself to just lemon or cucumber--this book shows how easy it is to create a wide variety of uniquely delicious waters, including:
-Cherry Lime Vanilla
-Spicy Lemon Jalapeno
-Cranberry Detox Sparkler
-Sublime Pineapple Flush
-Blueberry Skin Renewal
-Berry Antioxidant Boost
-Mango Lime Immunity Blast
-Relaxing Herbal Sipper
You know staying hydrated is vital for your body. But why ingest the artificial flavorings found in store-bought waters? With this book's recipes you can utilize seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs to make the most flavorful, all-natural water you've ever tasted.
How about a French Flirt or a Neon Nexus?
or Maybe even a Sin City Slider?
This book includes these and 150 more cool cocktails for a crowd—everything from classics like Sangría, Martinis, and Manhattans, to newer favorites like Kamikazes and Mudslides, to international raves such as Brazil’s Caipirinha and Cuba’s Mojito, not to mention liquor-free variations. Plus, there’s information on mixing techniques, ingredients, equipment, and glassware, hangover helpers, tips on party food for non-cooks, and a user-friendly index that lists recipes by ingredients.
Serving pitcher drinks is an ingeniously effortless way to entertain and still have fun at your own party. It’s an idea whose time has come—in fact, it’s long overdue. No doubt about it, a premixed pitcher of drinks is a huge asset to any gathering. Making individual cocktails not only takes time, but removes you from the action. So mix up a batch of pitcher drinks and join in the party. They’re stylish, fun, and easy, and they definitely take the angst out of entertaining!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Get ready to find even more reasons to love your NutriBullet! This recipe book offers 200 delicious smoothies created specifically for your favorite kitchen appliance. You'll learn how to use your NutriBullet to create nutrient-rich smoothies that help you meet all of your wellness goals, including:
Cleansing and detoxing your bodyPromoting heart healthBoosting your brain functionShedding excess poundsOrganized by health benefit, each chapter gives you a tasty and nutritious blend of fruits and vegetables that will keep you feeling full throughout the day. Whether you're looking to increase your energy, stimulate weight loss, or improve your skin, you'll transform your body from the inside out with these nourishing NutriBullet recipes!
Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender Magazine, presents 1,000 cocktails, food recipes, fascinating facts, and resources about the spirit that inspired such marvelous inventions as the Mojito, the Piña Colada, and Double Chocolate Rum Cake.
Discover:700 unbeatable rum cocktails 75 fascinating facts about rum 50 delicious food recipes 100 rum websites and resources Information on 75 producers of rum
Never before has this much information on rum been collected in one place. From the #1 name in bartending, The Rum 1000 is a must have for bartenders, cooks, and rum enthusiasts.
How to Make Tea breaks down these elements and lays out the techniques, tools, and methods needed to brew at home. With this guide, tea lovers of all stripes will become experts on the art and science of tea. Learn to extract the best from every cup.
Indoor Grilling For Dummies takes you from beginner to master griller with a dash of humor, a splash of good fun, and lots of sizzling recipes. If you’re already an indoor grill owner, you’ll find ways to perfect your technique and expand your menus. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to:Choose the right indoor grill Speak a griller’s language Clean and maintain your grill Select the best accessories Cook for better healt h and great taste! & lt;/ul>
While indoor grilling isn’t rocket science, it isn’t a cakewalk either. This easy-to-follow guide gives you tips and tricks for grilling indoors like a pro, from warming the grill and selecting the right temperature to the secret to grilling success (marinating). Plus, you get dozens of fast, delicious, hassle-free recipes for everything from sausage to fajitas, barbecued pork tenderloin to brandied turkey, and grilled mushrooms to chicken Caesar salad. You’ll also discover how to:Create tasty appetizers and to-die-for desserts Cook safely on a patio or balcony Add a boost of flavor to every dish with marinades, sauces, and rubs Buy, store, and handle meat, poultry, and seafood Choose veggies and fruits that are great for the grill Prepare for a special occasion
Featuring expert advice on reducing fat and calories in grilled foods, using grilled foods in sandwiches and wraps, and serving up a party with a meal that your guests will remember, Indoor Grilling For Dummies has all the buying and cooking tips you need to become an indoor griller extraordinaire!
This handy manual also dives deep into the mechanics of brewing all-extract, partial-extract, and all-grain brews, and includes a big, beautiful photographic guide to brewing beer so you can see exactly how each step is done. You can brew small 1-gallon batches, perfect for apartment brewers and low-risk experimentation, or brew 5 gallons and have enough to share with all your friends. You’ll also be introduced to up-and-coming beer trends like rye malts, barrel-aging at home, sour beers, gluten-free beers, and Old World beer styles.
Filled with inspiring recipes like Riding Lawn Mower Pale Ale, Maple Cider Dubbel, Finnish Juniper Rye Sahti Ale, Figgy Pudding British Barleywine, and Farmers’ Market Gruit, Christensen’s accessible approach will have you brewing better beer in no time.
From the Hardcover edition.
咖啡大叔研究咖啡10年來第一本專書著作！ 50家咖啡店＋50位老闆的人生經驗＋50個烘焙概念＋50種沖煮手法＝100/100追求完美的極致風味 果酸、花香、巧克力餘韻，一杯咖啡裡蘊藏著意想不到的豐富滋味。 咖啡大叔許吉東集結10 年來研究咖啡的心得，重新走訪全臺50間自家烘焙咖啡館，完整解讀咖啡店長不輕易透露的美味配方。 若你不曾體驗自家烘焙咖啡，覺得咖啡就是又濃又苦，歡迎你跟著咖啡大叔一起走遍臺灣50間自家烘焙咖啡館，品嚐50種不同的咖啡風味；若你也深深迷戀自家烘焙咖啡，就更不能錯過咖啡大叔的專業導覽，一窺店長從選豆、烘豆，到沖泡，孕育出一杯咖啡的職人精神。 【愛咖啡推薦】 ◎譚聿芯 ◎劉家維 ◎溫士凱 ◎張仲侖 ◎肉魯 ◎水瓶子 ◎為咖啡上癮者的旅途引一盞明燈 從認識大叔起，幾年下來我一直慫恿他出書，他一概淡然地搖搖頭，說自己怕累又嫌麻煩。這會兒終於盼到了，一瞧，喲！他竟然選擇了最辛苦的一條出書之路，花了數個月一一走訪全台灣50間自家烘焙咖啡館，除了創業歷程，更直搗生豆庫房，拆解、曝光咖啡人極私密的咖啡設備、烘焙手法、沖煮細節，除了大叔，應該也沒有幾個人能辦到了！ 身為擁有烘焙背景的咖啡人，大叔幾乎所有時間都流浪在大小咖啡館裡，不藏私地分享，總是能為咖啡上癮者的旅途引一盞明燈。想必這本書將成為2014年咖啡環島的索引，50間美好的咖啡館，你打算花多久時間一一收藏（品嚐）？ ——譚聿芯Ling（質人文化創意總監、《咖啡職人的愛與偏執》作者） ◎學習精品咖啡的一扇門 我常建議學習咖啡的新手們，必須並進地學習三件事情。 1. 咖啡的專業知識 2. 咖啡的製作技巧 3. 咖啡的鑑賞品味 無疑地，品味是最困難學習與傳授的，唯有透過親身的體驗，才能了解其中的差異；從咖啡大叔筆下，可以了解每位經營者的用心，走一趟這些店家，可以感受到每間咖啡館的獨特！ ——劉家維（《Espresso咖啡聖經》作者） ◎享受存在的美好溫度 很多人愛喝咖啡，很多人也愛聊咖啡和開咖啡館。然而，懂得感受和享受咖啡的人，其實並不多！ 我喜歡咖啡，也愛和咖啡大叔聊咖啡、品咖啡。因為，我們都喜歡咖啡帶給我們的生活美學，不是高不可攀的數據，而是享受一份存在的美好溫度！ ——溫士凱 Danny Wen（美食旅遊作家暨廣播主持人） ◎不為盲目而追，只為喜好而迷 「咖啡大叔」儼然已是咖啡資訊的GPS，無庸置疑。 本身是烘豆師的咖啡大叔，專業程度不在話下，文章鞭辟入裡，而業界的許多資訊，也總是會由他掌握第一手消息。 「不為盲目而追，只為喜好而迷。」我想，這種狂熱是他存在於基因中的本能，一種令所有咖啡人都羨慕的本能。 ——張仲侖（咖啡王子） ◎書本散發咖啡香 還記得最近我在博客來網路書局尋找咖啡書籍時，無意間發現幾乎每本都有咖啡大叔的評語，一個細膩用心在咖啡領域上的超級專家，閱讀著敏銳的品味心得，書本彷彿悄悄散發咖啡香，讀咖啡大叔的書是一種生活享受，也讓人迫不及待準備尋訪書裡推薦的自家烘焙咖啡館。 ——肉魯（旅遊作家） ◎不只是咖啡香 工業革命後，反思傳統手工業的溫度，從土地到桌子的這個咖啡農產品，烘焙師從幕後走進了咖啡館，拉近了人與土地的距離，走進自家烘焙的咖啡館，啜飲一杯主人的心血，喝到不只是咖啡香，而是濃厚的人情味。 ——水瓶子（青田七六文化長）
Born from the Chicago Tribune’s own test kitchen, the recipes feature friendly introductions and conversational tips from experienced food editors. All the recipes are easy to find and logically organized under the following categories: dips and spreads, snacks, appetizers and small plates, savory tarts and pizzas, salads, breads, scones and muffins, cookies and bars, desserts, nonalcoholic drinks, and cocktails.
Good Eating's Party Snacks and Appetizers is a go-to resource every home cook should have on the shelf, at the ready to add variety to any party or gathering. With quick and unique recipes like "Artichoke and Pesto Pizza" to "Apricot and Yogurt Parfait with Salted Pistachio Brittle," your guests will never want to leave.