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  • Author:
    Ben Schott
  • ISBN:
    0747566542
  • ISBN13:
    978-0747566540
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  • Publisher:
    Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (October 31, 2003)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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Having the same flavor as Schott's Original Miscellany, Food and Drink Miscellany is a veritable smorgasboard of information and trivia related to edibles

Having the same flavor as Schott's Original Miscellany, Food and Drink Miscellany is a veritable smorgasboard of information and trivia related to edibles.

Schott's Original Miscellany makes few claims to be exhaustive or even practical. If you look at your home library and realize you have a lot of reference books on the shelves, Ben Schott's book is the book for you! I love it. Apparently, Mr. Schott got the idea for this book because he often wrote down collections of interesting factoids and gifted them to friends and family. As all great ideas are born, someone said, "Ben. You should write this s down and publish i. Maybe they didn't use "s " as a descriptor, but Schott ran with the idea and published this book. Now, Schott has many books of Miscellany. All of which I own and enjoy

Ben Schott (born 26 May 1974) is a British writer, photographer, and author of the Schott's Miscellanies and Schott's Almanac series. Ben Schott was born in North London, England, the son of a neurologist and a nurse.

Ben Schott (born 26 May 1974) is a British writer, photographer, and author of the Schott's Miscellanies and Schott's Almanac series. He has one brother, also now a neurologist. He went to school at University College School, Hampstead – both the junior school in Holly Hill and the senior school in Frognal.

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.

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.

The second book of Miscellany (after Schott's Original Miscellany), this one focuses on food and drink (obviously), throughout the ages and across the world. Includes everything from cocktail mixes to gout, the history of popcorn and breakfast quotations

The second book of Miscellany (after Schott's Original Miscellany), this one focuses on food and drink (obviously), throughout the ages and across the world. Includes everything from cocktail mixes to gout, the history of popcorn and breakfast quotations. Hilarious, informative and fascinating. Jul 11, 2008 Ralph rated it really liked it. Slim volume on all sorts of food esoterica. Was especially intrigued reading about the "Bristol Stool Form Chart.

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From the author of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany, the new collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge from the worlds of food and drink. The eponymous foods, famous last meals, and perfect martini proportions revealed in the bestselling Schott's Original Miscellany were only the tip of the iceberg: Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles from the culinary world.

Ben Schott is the author of SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY. A photographer, designer and miscellanist he lives in London, and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library. From Publishers Weekly: By now, readers may have finally gotten around to reading every last drop of trivia in last year's oddball bestseller (here and in the . Schott's Original Miscellany. Just in time, the London "miscellanist" returns, bestowing upon hungry readers every random thing they've ever wondered about the culinary arts and then some.

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.

Ahieones
Having the same flavor as _Schott's Original Miscellany_, _Food and Drink Miscellany_ is a veritable smorgasboard of information and trivia related to edibles. Topics range from the handy and helpful ("Cheers!" in 32 "languages", English to American food terms, Biblical food abominations, how to sharpen a carving knife), to the humourous (94 slang words for drunkeness, Swift's wind and the Comic cookery book) to the truly bizzare (why asparagus makes urine smell, favorite food and drink of the Bay City Rollers).

Great fun to read, it would be a hit with anyone who loves to cook, is a fan of meals or drinks with gusto.
Rleyistr
This is a delightful little tome, full of useful and interesting facts that will appeal to any foodie. It's not the sort of book that you read cover-to-cover; you pick it up, read a couple of items (and guffaw, Harumph, or get a bright idea depending on what you read), and set it down to the next time. While little of this is stuff you HAVE to know, plenty of it will make you say, Oh, Cool!

I know that it's really tough to pick out a cookbook for a friend who's really into cooking. This is a wonderful (and inexpensive) alternative that's sure to make someone smile.
Na
There's something wonderful about an assortment of meandering wisdom and factoids in our environment of SO VERY TARGETED SPECIFIC information. I got lost while flipping through the pages, but being able to know how to ask for the bill in Latvian or morse code, or the specifics of tea-grading nomenclature? I feel so very, very miscellaneous! In a wonderfully specific way. :)
Froststalker
I love this book so much, I bought a copy to impress a girl I met in Florence, Italy. I didn't hear from her, but it's still a great book!
Oh, and I used it as a reference to write a song with my band called, Faulk the English Rye where I used 46 synonyms for drunk from the book.
Youtube Three Pints Shy Faulk the English Rye and you'll see it.
Cogelv
its just a book full of random facts about food, food preparation, food safety, food cooking techniques etc... I love it
Kirimath
This is a hard book to review because, as the title implies, it's a bunch of miscellany. Perfect for anyone who likes random facts. Especially apropos for dinner icebreakers.
Longitude Temporary
Good product, as advertised; good price; good service. What's not to like?
Have purchased before- makes a great gift for a foodie! I look forward to reading the whole thing myself this year.