Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 2, 2010 - Cooking - 320 pages
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An Authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl, by the James Beard Award-winning author of Imbibe!.

Replete with historical anecdotes, expert observations, notes on technique and ingredients, and of course world-class recipes, Punch will take readers on a celebratory journey into the punch bowl that starts with some very lonely British sailors and swells to include a cast of lords and ladies, admirals, kings, presidents, poets, pirates, novelists, spies, and other colorful characters.

It is a tale only David Wondrich can tell-and it is sure to delight, amuse, and inspire the mixologist and party-planner in everyone.


  

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I've been looking forward to this book ever since I read Wondrich's aside in Imbibe! that bowl punches would need their own book.
The history sections are fabulously well written and quite
informative, and as readers of Imbibe! would expect the recipes are clearly written and (according to my testing so far) delicious. 

Contents

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INTOXICATE PEOPLE
THIS BOOK
SPIRITS
OTHER INGREDIENTS
PUNCH COLD AND HOT
A NOTE ON MEASUREMENTS
BOMBAY PRESIDENCY PUNCH
MERITON LATROONS BANTAM PUNCH
CANADIAN PUNCH
THE SPREAD EAGLE PUNCH
HOLLAND GIN PUNCH
GARRICK CLUB PUNCH
LIMMERS GIN PUNCH
OXFORD PUNCH
PUNCH JELLY
CHAMPAGNE PUNCH

ODOHERTYS ARRACK PUNCH
COZZENSS ARRACK PUNCH
UNITED SERVICE PUNCH
DR SALMONS PUNCH
MAJOR BIRDS BRANDY PUNCH
GLASGOW PUNCH
CHARLES DICKENSS PUNCH
BILLY DAWSONS PUNCH
CAPTAIN RADCLIFFES PUNCH
ADMIRAL RUSSELLS PUNCH
GRUB STREET PUNCH ROYAL
RUBY PUNCH
PUNSCHGLÜHBOWLE
MARY ROCKETTS MILK PUNCH
JAMES ASHLEYS PUNCH
AMERICAN ORANGE PUNCH
BLACKWOODS HOT WHISKEY PUNCH
COLD SCOTCH OR IRISH WHISKEY PUNCH
AMERICAN WHISKEY PUNCH
PUNCH À LA ROMAINE OR ROMAN PUNCH
REGENTS PUNCH
PHILADELPHIA FISHHOUSE PUNCH
QUOIT CLUB PUNCH
DANIEL WEBSTERS PUNCH
CHATHAM ARTILLERY PUNCHORIGINAL
FRANK FORESTERS PUNCH
YALE COLLEGE PUNCH
LIGHT GUARD PUNCH
USS RICHMOND PUNCH
BOSTON CLUB PUNCH
BOMBAY GOVERNMENT PUNCH
PLYMOUTH PILGRIMS PUNCH
ROYAL HIBERNIAN PUNCH ALIAS BARSMARTS PUNCH
QUICK DIRTY PUNCH
TO A FLY TAKEN OUT OF A BOWL OF PUNCH
PUNSCHGLÜHBOWLE
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About the author (2010)

David Wondrich is one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history. A contributing editor at Esquire and at Wine and Spirits, he has also written for numerous other publications on the subject, including the New York Times, Saveur, Real Simple, and Drinks. Dr. Wondrich holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature, and is a founding member of The Museum of the American Cocktail and a partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, the world’s first advanced education program in spirits and cocktails. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

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