Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers

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Distillery Cats contains the whimsical tales of working cats in distilleries around the world, with charming illustrations of the beloved mousers.

Distillery Cats cheekily tells the tale of the historical role of these spirited cats and their evolution from organic pest control to current brand ambassadors. James Beard Award-winning author (and noted cat enthusiast) Brad Thomas Parsons profiles 30 of the world's most adorable and lovable distillery cats, featuring "interviews," a hand-drawn portrait of each cat, plus trading card-style stat sheets with figures like "super-power" and "mice killed." Featuring 15 cocktail recipes to enjoy while you page through, Distillery Cats is a quirky but essential addition to any cat or spirits lover's bookshelf.
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About the author

Brad Thomas Parsons is the author of Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs and Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, which was the winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards, and a finalist for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Parsons received an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and his work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Punch, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.btparsons.com.
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Ten Speed Press
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Published on
Sep 19, 2017
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Pages
112
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ISBN
9781607748984
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
Humor / Topic / Animals
Pets / Cats / General
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Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters. 
 
Author and bitters enthusiast Brad Thomas Parsons traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest “snake oil” days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved (and at times obsessed-over) ingredient on the contemporary bar scene. Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. 
 
Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike. 
 
Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan (if you ever get one without bitters, send it back), old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes.
 
Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.
 全台最火紅的貓皇帝

超過60萬子民熱烈追捧


「康熙來了」、「一袋女王」、「私房話老實說」、「讚聲大國民」、「商業周刊」、「遠見雜誌」、「聯合報」、「今周刊」、「壹週刊」、「蘋果地產月刊」等各大媒體熱烈討論!


超好笑!超感人!史無前例的貓咪日記,

以貓咪視角說出令人噴飯的爆笑對白,

娓娓道出貓咪現實世界的無奈悲哀!

 

阿瑪:

「剛開始,只要朕一開口,奴才們就會奉上朕的膳食,但久而久之,他們開始試圖假裝沒聽到朕說的話,不論朕講得再大聲,他們都充耳不聞,這讓朕好生氣,便伸手想要揍奴才,沒想到奴才看到朕伸出手,也伸出自己的手來握住朕,還跟朕四眼相望,這實在是讓朕有點害羞,不過奴才似乎對於這樣的舉動感到開心,還一直想跟朕重複這樣的舉動,而且因為他們開心,便會給朕吃好吃的點心,於是就這樣莫名奇妙的教奴才們學會「握手」的技能了。」

 

三腳:

「在我的一生中,從小就在外面過著顛沛流離、三餐不繼的生活,時時刻刻害怕沒有食物,不得下一餐的溫飽,就算好不容易得到了食物,也要謹慎提防被惡貓奪取,每日走在大街上更要時刻當心,一不留神就可能被惡貓惡犬襲擊,甚至可能落入陷阱,重則慘死,輕則如我那左手斷掌,一輩子再也無法肢體完整。」

 

柚子:

「記得第一次跟大家一同吃飯時,阿瑪冷冷地催促我上樓,我當時根本不知道發生什麼事,只聽到奴才喊:「吃飯!」整個後宮就像是大地震一樣,大家馬上飛奔上樓,我還沒來得及從驚恐中回過神來,就被催促要跟著一起上去,邊上樓還邊被旁邊的三腳娘娘罵:「搞什麼啊?動作快一點!不想吃飯啦?還慢吞吞啊!」什麼嘛,三腳娘娘也太兇了,當時我只覺得,為什麼這個瘋女人平常不教我,只會亂罵人,我第一次跟大家一起吃飯,不懂規矩也是正常的啊,她有話就不能好好說嗎?她難道不能對我用愛的教育嗎?」

 

【萬睡皇朝後宮成員介紹】

 

◎黃阿瑪→皇上

朕是萬睡皇朝皇上,出生在臺北陽明山,整個天下和子民都是朕的。

 

◎招弟→皇后

我是皇后,跟皇上一樣來自陽明山,我覺得很榮幸。

 

◎三腳→娘娘

我是掌管後宮秩序的娘娘,誰都不准在後宮失儀,我會好好看著的!

 

◎搜可史Socles→小主

我其實是勉為其難成為小主的,我從不侍寢的。

 

◎嚕嚕→王爺

哼!什麼王爺,有一天我要篡位變成皇上!

 

◎柚子→小王爺

幹嘛叫我自我介紹,我要玩!到處玩!(跳)

 

◎浣腸→皇子

嗯?我不知道該說些什麼,我有點緊張啦。

 

【黃阿瑪與後宮貓咪內心獨白OS大公開】

 

◎阿瑪:「因為那些過去,讓朕更知道現在的生活,是值得珍惜的。」

◎招弟:「不爭奪,不強求,是我的貓生之道。」

◎三腳:「一路上的風風雨雨,但只要堅持走過來…,都會好的。」

◎Socles:「要不是當年的那場雨,和那台機車,我不會出現在這裡…」

◎嚕嚕:「後宮的潛規則,真的很多很多…」

◎柚子:「不知不覺,我也變成別人的哥哥了!」

◎浣腸:「還好有進宮,不然外面好可怕!」


【各路子民 感動推薦】


蔡燦得(知名藝人)

吳毅平(知名攝影師)

尖東忌廉哥(解憂貓店長)

光禹(飛碟夜光家族主持人)


那既幸福又處境卑微、既好笑又微感無奈的複雜滋味,總渴望能被他人所理解。感謝後宮交換日記帶給貓奴們歸屬感!

——鄭宜農(知名歌手)

 

這裡的每一位主子都充滿魅力並且獨一無二,但天下的奴才都是一樣的(跪)。

——路嘉欣(知名藝人,《帶你回家的小路》作者)

 

台灣版的來來貓 願天下貓貓好命安康萬歲萬福

——Raye(《十二夜》導演)

 

謝謝黃阿瑪讓我們了解到認養的重要,還有米可斯的家庭也可以那麼有趣有特色!

——蛋頭(網路人氣插畫家)

 

三生有幸親眼得見阿瑪與後宮各貓們的口述自傳,民女看後內牛滿面,感謝兩位奴才的悉心照顧,讓各喵得以從悲苦的浪浪生涯轉到溫暖幸福後宮~

——Leslie(動物溝通師)

 

療癒逗趣的皇阿瑪,絕對是貓小孩的幸福指標

——林子軒(貓咪行為諮詢醫師)

 

比我還紅的貓,欽點我一個比牠不紅的人類,我當然推薦!(我的目標是贏過阿瑪!)

——丹妮婊姐(暢銷書作家)

 

後宮秘辛等級的交換日記,仍舊是有笑有淚~

——張角倫(《家有諧星貓,我是白吉》作者)


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Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters. 
 
Author and bitters enthusiast Brad Thomas Parsons traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest “snake oil” days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved (and at times obsessed-over) ingredient on the contemporary bar scene. Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. 
 
Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike. 
 
Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan (if you ever get one without bitters, send it back), old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes.
 
Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.
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