Artisan Drinks Delicious alcoholic and soft drinks to make at home

Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

Delicious alcoholic and soft drinks to make at home

Format: Hardback, 200 Pages
ISBN: 9781909342033
Publisher: Jacqui Small
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Delicious alcoholic and soft drinks to make at home

The taste and flavours of freshly made drinks cannot be beaten. Farm shops and delis now stock craft-made, authentic products that retain the integrity of the ingredients they are made with.

Artisan Drinks celebrates the pleasure to be had from making your own drinks – a pursuit that gets under your skin, encouraging you to create more and more, and one that equips you with new skills and a wealth of expertise.

Lindy Wildsmith takes a wholesome approach to sourcing natural ingredients for infusing, macerating, pressing, brewing and fermenting your own drinks, both with and without alcohol, and enthuses on the pleasures of the outdoors and of becoming intimate with the seasons and the plants, fruits and flowers that grow around you.

Lindy starts by covering the subjects of sourcing and safety, storing and keeping – elements of which are featured throughout the book. She then divides the book by style of drink, covering everything from cordials and sparkling drinks to wines, liqueurs, cocktails, and tisanes and teas. Artisan Drinks is packed with useful tips on how to conserve drinks to enjoy with friends and family, or on giving them as gifts with the satisfaction of knowing you made them yourself.

Cook and food writer Lindy Wildsmith specializes in British country and Italian regional food. Fish and game, home cooking and kitchen crafts, such as preserving, curing, smoking and potting are high on her agenda. She is also a travel writer - in love with Italy - where she lived for many years. She is fascinated by the ties between people, culture and food. She has been a follower of Slow Food almost since its inception. She is a great believer in the importance of good, fresh, ingredients and using local shops. The way we used to cook is one of Lindy's inspirations and she collects early cookery books. She likes nothing better than getting stuck into some serious research as long as she can escape into the kitchen at meal times. She is the author of Cured, which was shortlisted for the André Simon award and the Guild of Food Writers best food book in 2011. She has written other more general cookery books and a book on preserving. Lindy speaks fluent Italian, runs Italian cookery courses and has an in-depth knowledge of Italy and Italian food and is currently translating an Italian cookery book called Love Italian Food by Maddelena Caruso to be published by Jacqui Small. One of the great mysteries of modern lifestyle, Lindy says, is why does everyone want to cook like a chef? And why is the word cook fast becoming a dirty word? Even home cooks are starting to be referred to as chefs. Lindy believes that eating is as essential as breathing and that eating and cooking are inseparable and that sitting around a table with friends and family is one of the great joys of life. She writes a monthly blog http://grown-upfood.blogspot.com/ and you can follow her on twitter @lindywildsmith Lindy runs The Chef's Room fish and cookery school in Wales where she teaches regularly with Franco Taruschio, founder of the Walnut Tree Inn. She teaches residential courses at Denman - the National WI College near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, at Hart's Barn in Gloucestershire and Divertimenti in London. She also speaks professionally and this year she will be taking part in the “Discover the Origin” scheme – presenting seminars for the catering, delicatessen and restaurant trades on Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano. www.thechefsroom.co.uk
Format: Hardback, 200 Pages
ISBN: 9781909342033
Illustrations: 275 colour photographs
Size: 7.52 in x 9.843 in / 191 mm x 250 mm
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'A perfect antidote to mass-produced convenience drinks, Artisan Drinksputs the soul back into culinary crafts and brings creativity and innovation back into the kitchen'

'Whether damson gin or jasmine tea is your poison, this diverting book has them all'

'This is a book for anyone who has looked wistfully at the craft distilleries, breweries and wineries popping up all over Britain and thought, if only I...The writing and design are a model of clarity making the 100 plus recipes accessible and do-able. I defy anyone not to be tempted.'

'This book takes the pleasure of foraging and harvesting local ingredients and shows you how to create delicious things to drink, from cordials to liqueurs, cocktails to wine. It’ s a fab read.'

'This is a book for anyone who has looked wistfully at the craft distilleries, breweries and wineries popping up all over Britain and thought, if only I...The writing and design are a model of clarity making the 100 plus recipes accessible and do-able. I defy anyone not to be tempted.'

'A perfect antidote to mass-produced convenience drinks, Artisan Drinksputs the soul back into culinary crafts and brings creativity and innovation back into the kitchen'

'This book takes the pleasure of foraging and harvesting local ingredients and shows you how to create delicious things to drink, from cordials to liqueurs, cocktails to wine. It’s a fab read.'