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Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany by Ben Schott
  

Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany

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Synopsis

Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany by Ben Schott

From the mind that brought you Schott's Original Miscellany comes a collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge surrounding the worlds of food and drink. Schott's Food And Drink Miscellany is a snapper up of unconsidered trifles (in both senses of the word) - from food history to cooking terms; cocktail recipes to dining etiquette; grace before meals to after-dinner toasts. What other book can tell you the accepted procedure when drinking from a Loving Cup; which potatoes are best for mashing; how to fold your napkins into a variety of pleasing shapes; the correct technique for lighting a cigar, or a Christmas pudding; or how to make the legendary 'Monster Egg'? Schott's Food And Drink Miscellany offers all this - and more. It will inform you of the King who served foie gras to his dog; the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives; the socialite who spiked his punch with benzedrine; and the dining club whose members ate their meals in reverse. An 'olla podrida' of all that is pertinent to wining, dining and socialising, Schott's Food And Drink Miscellany offers everything for the food-lover, wine-drinker, gastronome and glutton.

About the Author

Ben Schott
Ben Schott is a photographer, designer and trivia collector. He lives in London and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd November 2003

Author

Ben Schott

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Author's Website

www.benschott.com/

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Format

Hardback
160 pages

Categories

Cookery / food & drink etc
Trivia & quiz question books

ISBN

9780747566540

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