By Patrick E. McGovern,Sam Calagione
Patrick E. McGovern—part glossy scientist, half Indiana Jones—uncovers and re-creates the oldest alcoholic drinks ever found.
In Ancient Brews, Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a desirable trip via time, again to the start while our ancestors have been most likely already experimenting with high-sugar end result, honey, roots and cereals, herbs and tree resins to concoct the correct drink.
Early beverage-makers should have marveled on the magical means of fermentation. Their amazement might have grown as they drank the mind-altering beverages, that have been to develop into the medicinal drugs, non secular symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures.
Interweaving archaeology and technology, McGovern leads us on his adventures to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. We proportion in his laboratory discoveries, together with an early Neolithic “cocktail” from China made from wild grapes, hawthorn fruit, rice, and honey; an elite New international cacao beverage that gods and kings thrilled in; and the Midas contact of principal Turkey. those liquid time drugs defied glossy conventions by means of blending wines, beers, meads, and botanicals jointly into heady, scrumptious severe beverages.
For the intrepid reader, homebrew interpretations of every historical beverage and culturally applicable matching meal recipes are supplied, transporting our senses and imaginations “back to the future.”
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Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created by Patrick E. McGovern,Sam Calagione