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Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany Hardcover – August 21, 2004
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About the Author
Ben Schott is a photographer, designer, and miscellanist. He lives in Highgate, London.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are a world traveler, you will appreciate the list of world beers, foreign toasts and ways to say grace, international variants for Coca Cola logos and Domino's pizza toppings (in India you might choose lamb and pickled ginger), how to ask for the bill in over twenty different languages, and a list of the 121 countries and territories where McDonald's has a presence. If you enjoy food preparation, you might benefit from recipes for cocktails or roast swan, a handy chart of food storage times for fridge and freezer, and the boiling point of water at various altitudes. If you have an interest in things medical, you will find descriptions of diseases of the digestive system, facts on odd food cravings, and hangover cures. For the lover of eclectic food facts, there is information on how to blow smoke rings, read tea leaves, and recognize poisonous mushrooms. There are charts on the body mass index, vitamins, and pasta shapes. There are lists of notable vegetarians, diner slang, edible flowers, Jelly Belly flavors, and the Scoville scale for chili pepper hotness.
Also included are Jewish blessings for wine and bread, and the rules of Halal, which is the Islamic dietary law.Read more ›
I know that it's really tough to pick out a cookbook for a friend who's really into cooking. This is a wonderful (and inexpensive) alternative that's sure to make someone smile.
Great fun to read, it would be a hit with anyone who loves to cook, is a fan of meals or drinks with gusto.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
its just a book full of random facts about food, food preparation, food safety, food cooking techniques etc... I love itPublished 3 months ago by Peter1985
Good product, as advertised; good price; good service. What's not to like?Published 8 months ago by James F. Puckett
There's something wonderful about an assortment of meandering wisdom and factoids in our environment of SO VERY TARGETED SPECIFIC information. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by Tammy Rubicat
Have purchased before- makes a great gift for a foodie! I look forward to reading the whole thing myself this year.Published on October 21, 2013 by PMY
Schotts Food & Drink Miscellany is an excellent read. It's pack full of useful knowledge. Covers everything from wine, brandy, cigars and trivia. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by Tops1985
This is a hard book to review because, as the title implies, it's a bunch of miscellany. Perfect for anyone who likes random facts. Especially apropos for dinner icebreakers.Published on June 11, 2013 by tryanmax
great little book in the condition they said it was. I love this book. it was a gift to me years ago and I lost it...this is the replacement.Published on February 5, 2013 by Kimberly C. Cunningham
I think this will make a nice little Father's Day gift for the man who knows everything!Published on June 17, 2009 by Linda M. Schaffer