Within a week of each other, two new books about moonshine landed in my mailbox. Let's have a look.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Here are the latest batch of books to bounce into my inbox.
Another big batch of cocktail (and wine and beer) books has hit the Alcademics inbox. I look forward to checking these out.
New cocktails/spirits books that arrived in April 2014.
A list of books, documentaries, and websites about tequila and mezcal.
Here are the new boozy and literary arrivals at Alcademics Global Headquarters over the past few weeks. Gran Patron Piedra Evan Williams Single Barrel 2004 Vintage Mezcalero Release #8 Alipus Mezcal Santa Ana Del Rio The Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy Cocktails For the Four Seasons by Jenny Park & Teri Lyn Fisher Various books published by Saveur Magazine Related articles How to Pack Liquor in your Luggage Alcademics Has a New (Physical) Address New Booze: Tapatio Excelencia and Battle Cry American Single Malt Snap Shots: Helicopter Above Queenstown, New Zealand
I'm reading a bunch of books on malaria and quinine to try to track down the true origins of the Gin & Tonic. The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah is the most modern book I have that tackles the issue of malaria. The first chapter deals with how the parasite lives between the mosquito and humans and how it evolved over the years. The second chapter reveals the spread of the disease to the New World, in part assisted by the slave trade. In the next, the author looks at the ecology (mosquito...
The first part of the book The Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People by Robert S. Desowitz isn't about malaria at all but a similar disease kala azar. As my interest is in malaria (actually, quinine that treats malaria and ends up in tonic water), I skipped that whole first section. In the first chapter of that section the author tells the tale of a woman dying in a small village near Burma. The next tells of the study of malaria in monkeys versus humans in the 1960s. The following talks about the history of the disease (in a...