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The Resource Southern spirits : four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes, Robert F. Moss

Southern spirits : four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes, Robert F. Moss

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Southern spirits : four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes
Title
Southern spirits
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four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes
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Robert F. Moss
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Language
eng
Summary
A captivating narrative history that traces liquor, beer, and wine drinking in the American South, including 40 cocktail recipes. Ask almost anyone to name a uniquely Southern drink, and bourbon and mint juleps--perhaps moonshine--are about the only beverages that come up. But what about rye whiskey, Madeira wine, and fine imported Cognac? Or peach brandy, applejack, and lager beer? At various times in the past, these drinks were as likely to be found at the Southern bar as barrel-aged bourbon and raw corn likker. The image of genteel planters in white suits sipping mint juleps on the veranda is a myth that never was--the true picture is far more complex and fascinating. "Southern Spirits" is the first book to tell the full story of liquor, beer, and wine in the American South. This story is deeply intertwined with the region, from the period when British colonists found themselves stranded in a new world without their native beer, to the 21st century, when classic spirits and cocktails of the pre-Prohibition South have come back into vogue. Along the way, the book challenges the stereotypes of Southern drinking culture, including the ubiquity of bourbon and the geographic definition of the South itself, and reveals how that culture has shaped the South and America as a whole
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DLC
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Moss, Robert F
Dewey number
641.87/4
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2884
LC item number
.M66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Cocktails
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cocktails
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Manners and customs
  • COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic
  • COOKING / Essays
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
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Southern spirits : four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes, Robert F. Moss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-301) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827706
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781607748670
Lccn
2015025969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781607748670
  • (OCoLC)914290113
Label
Southern spirits : four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes, Robert F. Moss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827706
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781607748670
Lccn
2015025969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781607748670
  • (OCoLC)914290113

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