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 whilst our ancestors have been most likely already experimenting with high-sugar end result, honey, roots and cereals, herbs and tree resins to concoct the right drink.
Early beverage-makers should have marveled on the magical means of fermentation. Their amazement may have grown as they drank the mind-altering drinks, that have been to develop into the medications, 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 up of wild grapes, hawthorn fruit, rice, and honey; an elite New international cacao beverage that gods and kings overjoyed in; and the Midas contact of relevant Turkey. those liquid time pills defied sleek conventions through blending wines, beers, meads, and botanicals jointly into heady, scrumptious severe beverages.
For the intrepid reader, homebrew interpretations of every old beverage and culturally acceptable 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