Rum : a global history

Title
Rum : a global history / Richard Foss.
Author
Foss, Richard.
Publication
London : Reaktion Books, 2012.

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Description
141 p. : ill. (some col.); 21 cm.
Series Statement
Edible
Uniform Title
Edible.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132), web resources (p. 133-134), and index.
Contents
Liquid history : an introduction -- What is and isn't rum? -- The elusive origins of run : from the Caribbean to the USA -- Rum manufacture by other European powers -- Rum all over the world : Australia, India, Asia, South America and beyond -- Rum falls from grace and rises again : temperance, cocktails, wars and religion -- Rum today and tomorrow -- Recipes.
Call Number
JFD 13-4937
ISBN
  • 9781861899262
  • 1861899262
Author
Foss, Richard.
Title
Rum : a global history / Richard Foss.
Imprint
London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Series
Edible
Edible.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132), web resources (p. 133-134), and index.
Summary
"'Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!' A favourite of pirates, the molasses-coloured liquid brings to mind clear blue seas and weather-beaten sailors. But enjoyment of rum spread far beyond the scallywags of the Caribbean--Charles Dickens savoured it in punch, George Washington served it at campaign rallies, Queen Victoria sipped it in the British Navy's grog, and Kamehameha I of Hawaii drank it straight. In Rum Richard Foss tells the colourful, secret history of a spirit that not only helped spark the American Revolution but was even used as currency in Australia. This book chronicles the 500-year evolution of rum from a raw spirit concocted for slaves to a beverage savoured by connoisseurs. Rum has left its mark on religious rituals--it remains a sacramental offering among voodoo worshippers--and became part of popular songs and other cultural landmarks. Fast-paced and well written, Rum will delight any fan of Mojitos and Mai Tais."--Dust jacket.
Research Call Number
JFD 13-4937
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