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Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin' the Law * Recoverin' the Next Day Paperback – May 1, 2007
"100 Million Years of Food" by Stephen Le
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* The New York Times
* The Los Angeles Times
* The San Francisco Chronicle
* The New Orleans Times-Picayune
* The Washington Post
* Wine & Spirits
* Imbibe Magazine
* National Public Radio
Rowley is a former board member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, a past presenter at Tales of the Cocktail, and has spoken on drinking and cocktail culture for universities, radio, and television. His recipes and essays have been published by the University of North Carolina Press, Simon & Schuster, the Taunton Press, and others.
As a freelance writer, his spirits and cocktail clients include The American Distilling Institute, The Cocktail & Spirits Online Writers Group, Léirithe le Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Museum of the American Cocktail. Additional clients may be found at www.matthew-rowley.com.
He maintains Rowley's Whiskey Forge (www.whiskeyforge.com), a website devoted to food and drink, widely read by cocktail enthusiasts and food aficionados.
Top Customer Reviews
"Since 2001, I've traveled over 14,000 miles and interviewed over fifty extra-legal distillers to debunk the notion that moonshining is a dead or dying craft."
Without a doubt, the knowledge and appreciation Mr. Rowley gained while conducting research for this book "shines" through on every page.
Accordingly, of all the volumes I've read on the topic of craft distilling, Moonshine is the most readable, pragmatic, and entertaining.
Given the book's numerous quotes, sidebars, recipes, and (yes), guidance on still construction, one might even say that it carries an important measure of forgotten United States culture.
Most books about fermentation and/or distillation fall short in one area or another: some lack technical information, others lack historical facts; this book has it all and is written in a very clean and concise manner. If you are interested in makin' your own and only want to buy one book, this is it! Here is a list of the chapters to give you an idea:
Chapter 1: A Wet Goods Primer
Chapter 2: A Long And Storied History
Chapter 3: Moonshine Today
Chapter 4: Mashing And Fermenting
Chapter 5: Stills And How To Build One
Chapter 6: Distilling
Chapter 7: Recipes
To top it all, the book is attractive enough to make it a coffee table item, where I'm sure it will be the subject of many conversations.
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Rum Runner Press, Inc.
Taxes, Rebellion there ought to be more books like this before our history is gone and forgotten. I
love good books on history here in America. It gives a better understanding on what life was for a moonshiner.
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An informative read for those that want to learn the basics of the moon shining. I've learned a lot.Published 7 days ago by Kiel M. Pease
RECEIVED PROMPTLY AND AS DESCRIBED, PACKAGED WELL AND I AM HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT!Published 1 month ago by William M. Dawson
This was purchased as a gift and it has been read to tatters!Published 4 months ago by natalielarson174
I enjoyed the book. I read it on my lunches and free time. Does have some simple tips if your looking to make up a batch or 2. Still looking for that secret recipie...Published 9 months ago by Brent Merkel