This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, and anyone who appreciates a cup of coffee with or without caffeine.
If you’re like most people, you start every day with a hot cup of joe. But beyond your steaming morning mug, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered—from roast varieties to brewing methods to the traditions, ceremonies, and customs of cultures around the globe.
Within the pages of this guide, coffee lovers of all levels will find useful information, helpful how-tos, and fascinating trivia about their beloved beverage, including
· Highlights from Coffee History
· Anatomy of the Coffee Cherry
· Freshness in Coffee
· Caffeine Content 101
· Popular Espresso Drinks
· Coffee Cocktails
So get ready to read about the world’s best coffee-growing regions, learn how to host a coffee cupping like a pro, get tips for buying ethically sourced beans, and much, much more!
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The perfect gift for the cheese lover in your life, this pocket guide includes a brief history of cheese, a primer on the different types of cheese, cheese pairing guides, essential cheese recipes, home cheese-making tips, how to host a cheese tasting, and more.
It's hard to think of a more universally beloved food than cheese. But cheese lovers know there's more to the world of cheese than grilled cheese, parmesan on salads, and a plate of cheese and crackers.
There are over a thousand different types of cheeses produced worldwide, offering a wide variety of flavors, textures, and aromas. All of them are unique depending on the type of milk used, the aging process, pasteurization, herbs and spices added, and more. Even the biggest cheese lover has a lot to learn about the age-old art of cheese. How is cheese made? What makes certain cheeses so stinky? What is raw cheese? Why do some cheeses melt better than others? How should one store cheese? And why are some cheeses banned by the FDA?
Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you'll find information, how-tos, and trivia for cheese lovers at all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn:
• Highlights from Cheese History
• Types of Cheese
• Perfect Cheese Pairings
• Essential Cheese Gadgets
• How to Make Cheese at Home
• How to Host a Cheese Tasting
• And more!<
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This pocket-sized handbook to all things tea is the perfect gift for tea connoisseurs, tea newbies, and anyone who appreciates a good cuppa.
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world—second only to water. And there's so much to learn and try beyond the colorful boxes in the grocery store. Like wine and beer, each tea variety has its own distinct history, source, and flavor profile, from Darjeeling to matcha to Silver Needle. Tea is also embedded in the traditions of many cultures around the world and is shared with others through distinctive ceremonies that include unique customs, foods, and accessories. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for tea lovers of all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn about
• Tea Bags vs. Loose Leaf
• Anatomy of a Tea Plant
• How to Prepare Tea
• Tea Families and Common Varieties
• Types of Teapots and How to Use Them
• Tea Traditions Across the World
Plus an illustrated guide to tea accessories, terms every tea lover should know, highlights from tea history, a tea tasting guide, tips for throwing tea parties, and much more!
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A pocket guide with everything you need to know to enjoy sushi at a restaurant or at home.
Sushi is one of the most popular foods in the world. But sushi lovers know there’s more to learn beyond the spicy tuna, salmon avocado, and California maki roll lunch special at your local restaurant. This staple of the Japanese diet has been perfected by sushi chefs for hundreds of years. Each component—from the fish and the rice to the nori, vegetables, wasabi, and soy sauce—works in perfect harmony to create a single bite of pure pleasure. But sushi can also be intimidating. Where does the fish come from? Are there seasons for sushi fish? What does omakase mean? And how do you make sushi at home? Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for sushi lovers at all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn:
• Types of Sushi Fish and Their Origins
• The Importance of Sushi Rice
• Sushi Etiquette
• 10 Ways to Expand Your Palate
• How to Slice Fish
• And more!
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For fans of NBC's The Good Place, a pun-filled and fully illustrated cookbook of 30 original recipes inspired by the philosophy and food humor of the hit show.
With its high concept, exceptional writing, eye-popping set design, stellar cast, meaningful explorations of what it means to be a good person, and clam chowder fountains, The Good Place has captured the hearts and minds of critics and viewers alike.
For the first time ever, fans can indulge their cravings for The Good Place with delicious, comforting, original recipes like “Macaroni and Socra-cheese,” “I Think Therefore I Clam (Chowder),” “I Kant Believe It’s Not Buttermilk Pancakes,” and more. Each recipe title references a philosopher or philosophical concept from the show and uses food analogies to explain those concepts to readers who, like Eleanor, can’t always follow Chidi’s lectures.
A refreshing and entertaining twist on cookbooks, Forking Good will help you plan your next viewing party as you re-binge your favorite show.
Full of tips, trivia, and useful how-tos, this pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for wine lovers.
Wine is one of the world’s oldest beverages, and there’s never been a better time to fill a glass with the fruit of the vine. Whether you prefer robust reds, crisp whites, or subtle rosés, you’ll find lots to drink in on the pages of this pocket-sized guide, packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for wine enthusiasts of every variety. Seasoned sommeliers and budding oenologists alike will learn all things wine, including:
• How Wine Is Made
• How to Pour a Glass of Wine
• How to Pair Wine with Food
• The Truth About Sulfites
• How to Bring the Perfect Wine for Any Occasion
• And more!