Shortlisted for the André Simon Drinks Book of the Year Award
'Masterfully written, beautifully photographed' Nigel Slater
This journey to the world's finest teas, captured in extraordinary photography, brings alive the aroma, taste and texture of this drink in all its many nuances, and will give connoisseurs and casual readers alike a much deeper understanding of how great tea is created.
Includes sections on botany, cultivation, processing methods and the impact tea has had, and continues to have, on culture. The Life of Tea also follows Michael and Timothy's travels in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, featuring the producers of some of the world's finest teas and the characteristics that make these teas so sought after.
This book is the ultimate guide for tea enthusiasts, following the journey from plantation to pot.
What is the connection between cheese and the Milky Way overhead?
What can I do if I need buttermilk but dont have any on hand?
Can potatoes be poisonous?
Which American city was named for the onion?
The answer to these and hundreds of additional questions are found in the pages of the book, Fun Food Facts. Every page of this book will fascinate you with trivia and food facts that will inform and educate.
Fun Food Facts is a book that grew out of Mike's love of cooking and food. Having read many books on the subject, he began keeping notes of interesting food facts. He started sharing these notes with friends and co-workers and received an enthusiastic response and requests for more. As the facts began to pile up, Mike decided to make an effort to publish them -- The result of this effort rests in your hands.
Fun Food Facts: A book for people who eat!