The Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert by Richard Betts

The Essential Scratch   Sniff Guide To Becoming A Wine Expert
  • Author : Richard Betts
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0544005031
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Presents a basic, scent-guided introduction to wines and wine appreciation, detailing wine's basic components to help the reader determine what kind of wine they like best.

Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know It All by Richard Betts

Essential Scratch   Sniff Guide To Becoming A Whiskey Know It All
  • Author : Richard Betts
  • Publisher : Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0544520602
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A clever distillation of America's favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers--and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple "e" to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What's the difference between Scotch and Rye? What's Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start? In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our "brown-sweat" anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.

The Indispensable Scratch Sniff Guide to Cannabis by Richard Betts

The Indispensable Scratch   Sniff Guide To Cannabis
  • Author : Richard Betts
  • Publisher : Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Categories : Games & Activities
  • ISBN : 0358129575
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert, everything you need to know about America's favorite recreational plant Who better to guide you through the distinctive scents of cannabis than Richard Betts, a Master Sommelier (one of fewer than 200 in the world) with an unrivaled nose and the author of three scratch-and-sniff books? In this novel book, Betts demystifies the differences between cannabis and hemp, indica and sativa, describes how each strain will make you feel, and more, aided by scents to truly allow readers understand the distinction between Train Wreck and Sour Diesel. With a short history lesson on where Mary Jane came from and how it became humanity's beloved pastime plus a guide to the most popular strains, this handbook is a fact-filled and fun guide to all things cannabis. And if you don't live in a state that has legalized marijuana, this book is the closest thing you'll have to toking up!

The Scratch Sniff Guide to Beer by Justin Kennedy

The Scratch   Sniff Guide To Beer
  • Author : Justin Kennedy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-12-26
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780062691491
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Foreword by Master Cicerone Rich Higgins Discover everything there is to know about beer with this sensational companion guide, packed with trivia, entertaining games, and fascinating anecdotes about the origins of well-known and rare beers—and ten unique "scratch and sniff" chapter openers devoted to each style of brew. To truly know a beer, it isn’t enough to taste it. You must breathe in its distinctive aroma—a specially balanced blend of natural ingredients that differentiate one style of beer from another. Divided by common beer types, each chapter of this one-of-a-kind beer guide opens with a scratch and sniff panel that introduces you to a specific blend and offers a tantalizing preview of its flavor. Beer expert Rich Higgins provides key information, background history, and activities—a wealth of insider knowledge that adds body, depth, and flavor to every page. There is even a section for designing your own signature beer labels. Whether you just want to discover more about favorite brews or are interested in becoming a home brew master, The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer is a delight for every beer fan.

Sniff Sniff by Ryan Sias

Sniff  Sniff
  • Author : Ryan Sias
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781613127391
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A lively puppy is on the loose, sniffing his way through town and causing mischief! But what is the pup sniffing? Readers will follow the clues, from bacon and pancakes at breakfast to garbage cans and fire hydrants in the park, to guess where the dog is running to next. Will he finally find what he is looking for? Author and illustrator Ryan Sias uses bright, dynamic illustrations and minimal text to create a delightfully funny story that will have young readers guessing until the very end.

Secrets of the Sommeliers by Rajat Parr

Secrets Of The Sommeliers
  • Author : Rajat Parr
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : COOKING
  • ISBN : 9781580082983
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As wine director for the Mina Group, Parr presides over the lists at some of the country's top restaurants. In "Secrets of the Sommeliers," Parr and journalist Mackay present a fascinating portrait of the world's top wine professionals and their trade.

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha by Stephen Mitchell

Dropping Ashes On The Buddha
  • Author : Stephen Mitchell
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780802195470
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“Somebody comes into the Zen center with a lighted cigarette, walks up to the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. You are standing there. What can you do?” This is a problem that Zen Master Seung Sahn is fond of posing to his American students who attend his Zen centers. Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a delightful, irreverent, and often hilariously funny living record of the dialogue between Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and his American students. Consisting of dialogues, stories, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters using the Zen Master’s actual words in spontaneous, living interaction with his students, this book is a fresh presentation of the Zen teaching method of “instant dialogue” between Master and student which, through the use of astonishment and paradox, leads to an understanding of ultimate reality.

Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette

Wine Folly
  • Author : Madeline Puckette
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Categories : Art
  • ISBN : 9781592408993
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A hip, new guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the sommelier creators of the award-wining site WineFolly.com Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn't hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals. Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Put together by the creators of Wine Folly, a certified sommelier and a designer who have become renowned in the wine world for simplifying complex wine topics, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization. Get pragmatic answers to your wine questions and learn pro tips on tasting, how to spot great quality, and how to find wines you'll love.Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine includes: • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines. • A guide to pairing food and wine. • A wine-region section with detailed maps. • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.

The Ultimate Scratch Sniff Guide to Loving Beer by Richard Betts

The Ultimate Scratch   Sniff Guide To Loving Beer
  • Author : Richard Betts
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 1250124824
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What's the difference between a pilsner and a stout? Why is water so important to beer? What's the best temperature to serve a lager, an ale, or a stout? What the heck is a hop anyways? There are few things in the world as beloved as beer. By far and away it is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world, but there is so much more to this beverage than we know. Richard Betts breaks down the ingredients, the science, and the processes behind how beer is made. With this knowledge in hand, and some scratching and sniffing, you'll have the tools to make informed decisions about the brews that will make you smile every time. Cheers!

So What by Mark Magnacca

So What
  • Author : Mark Magnacca
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-06
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 0137013825
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Supercharge your success by answering the one question everyone cares about, So What?: How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience contains practical techniques, examples, and exercises proven with thousands of winning salespeople, straight from Mark Magnacca, one of the world’s leading sales consultants. It’s tough, but true–the people you’re trying to communicate with, sell to, or convince don’t really care about you. Nor do they care what you’re offering them–until they understand exactly how it’ll benefit them. If you recognize that one hard, cold fact–and you know what to do about it–you’ll make more money, achieve greater success, and even have more fun! Magnacca shows you how to answer the “So What?” question brilliantly, every time–no matter who’s asking it or what you’re trying to achieve. This book will transform the way you communicate: You’ll use it every day to get what you want–in business and in life!

How to Drink Like a Billionaire by Mark Oldman

How To Drink Like A Billionaire
  • Author : Mark Oldman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781942872146
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Want to know the mysteries of how the 1% drink? Mark Oldman, one of America’s most popular wine experts, demystifies the secrets of the wine world, so you can drink, enjoy, and savor wine better—and cheaper. Mark Oldman distills his vast knowledge of wines into this easy-to-read, humorous guide, complete with in-depth how-tos on everything from tasting, swirling, and buying wine the same way billionaires do—without the price tag. With his characteristic wit and charm, Oldman spills on how to imbibe like an insider while cutting through the pretension and geekiness that still surrounds wine. From detailing little-known ways to hone in on the best value bottles to the secret maneuvers you can do to master wine in restaurants, shops, and at home, How to Drink Like a Billionaire will have you approaching wine with the shrewdness, style, and unapologetic joy of the 1 percent.

The Truly Tasteless Scratch and Sniff Book by Andrew Donkin

The Truly Tasteless Scratch And Sniff Book
  • Author : Andrew Donkin
  • Publisher : D K Ink
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 0789465140
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Explores various biological odors and their causes, such as vomit and other waste materials, and includes the aromas of a variety of smelly things.

Wine for Normal People by Elizabeth Schneider

Wine For Normal People
  • Author : Elizabeth Schneider
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781452171418
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This is a fun but respectful (and very comprehensive) guide to everything you ever wanted to know about wine from the creator and host of the popular podcast Wine for Normal People, described by Imbibe magazine as "a wine podcast for the people." More than 60,000 listeners tune in every month to learn a not-snobby wine vocabulary, how and where to buy wine, how to read a wine label, how to smell, swirl, and taste wine, and so much more! Rich with charts, maps, and lists—and the author's deep knowledge and unpretentious delivery—this vividly illustrated, down-to-earth handbook is a must-have resource for millennials starting to buy, boomers who suddenly have the time and money to hone their appreciation, and anyone seeking a relatable introduction to the world of wine.

Wine Folly Magnum Edition by Madeline Puckette

Wine Folly  Magnum Edition
  • Author : Madeline Puckette
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780241388303
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Want to pick the perfect wine for dinner? Red, white or Rose? Dry or Fruity? Spanish or Portuguese? Become the expert with Wine Folly's Magnum Edition: The Master Guide. It will take your appreciation and understanding of wine to the next level. Wine Folly introduced a whole new audience to the world of wine, making it easy for complete beginners to understand the fundamentals thanks to their straightforward advice, simple explanatory graphics and practical wine-tasting tips. Now they are back with plenty more eye-catching visuals and easy-to-grasp advice that the brand has become known for. Wine Folly Deluxe comes complete with a fresh look, twice as much information on regions, and a profusion of new and alternative wine styles. With its simple and practical answers to all your wine questions and curiosities - red or white? Light or bold? Spanish or Portuguese? - it's the perfect guide for anyone looking to expand their expertise and an ideal gift for the oenophile in your life.

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones by Walter Schumann

Handbook Of Rocks  Minerals  And Gemstones
  • Author : Walter Schumann
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1993-01
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 0395511372
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

The Healthy Green Drink Diet by Jason Manheim

The Healthy Green Drink Diet
  • Author : Jason Manheim
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781616084738
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Celebrities, models, and nutritionists to the stars are all about the "green" drink—here's how to enjoy them at home.

Knives Ink by Isaac Fitzgerald

Knives   Ink
  • Author : Isaac Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781632861221
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From New York Times bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and bestselling author Isaac Fitzgerald--the stories behind the tattoos that chefs proudly wear, with their signature recipes. Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals [IACP] Cookbook Design Award. Chefs take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to the executive chefs at the world's most popular restaurants, it's hard to find a cook who doesn't sport some ink. Knives & Ink features the tattoos of more than sixty-five chefs from all walks of life and every kind of kitchen, including 2014 James Beard Award-winner Jamie Bissonnette, Alaska-fishing-boat cook Mandy Lamb, Toro Bravo's John Gorham, and many more. Each tattoo has a rich, personal story behind it: Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food remembers his mother with fiery angel wings on his forearms, and Dominique Crenn of Michelin two-starred Atelier Crenn bears ink that reminds her to do “anything in life that you put your heart into.” Like the dishes these chefs have crafted over the years, these tattoos are beautiful works of art. Knives & Ink delves into the wide and wonderful world of chef tattoos and shares their fascinating backstories, along with personal recipes from many of the chefs.

The Art of the Cheese Plate by Tia Keenan

The Art Of The Cheese Plate
  • Author : Tia Keenan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0847849821
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Master delicious, sophisticated entertaining with acclaimed chef-fromager Tia Keenan’s foolproof pairings and quick recipes for elegant cheese plates and inspired accompaniments. A perfect gift for any host or cheese lover, The Art of the Cheese Plate offers clear directions and expert tips for perfect cheese plates and creative condiments. Composed plates showcase great European and American cheeses and bespoke accompaniments for every occasion. Full provenance information and tasting notes enable the reader to find or substitute the cheeses according to availability, season, and taste. Recipes are quick and simple, utilizing a few key techniques. Delight in each unexpected combination, including Bûcheron with Tandoori Cashews, L’Amuse Gouda Signature with Coffee-Hazelnut Crisps, Marcelli Formaggi Ricotta Pepperoncini with Basil and Preserved Lemon Pesto, and Jasper Hill Creamery Winnimere with Mosto Cotto Glazed Bacon. "

Big Macs Burgundy by Vanessa Price

Big Macs   Burgundy
  • Author : Vanessa Price
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781683359258
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Essential wine pairings for everything from popcorn to veggie burgers to General Tso’s Chicken, based on the wildly popular Grub Street column Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals. Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business. Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discovered—and make you do a few spit-takes along the way.

Wine A No Snob Guide by Lori Stevens

Wine  A No Snob Guide
  • Author : Lori Stevens
  • Publisher : Callisto Media Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-08-19
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781623156589
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Should white wine be chilled? Can you drink reds with fish? Find out in Wine: A No-Snob Guide, the perfect pairing for the budding wine enthusiast. Forget intimidating wine speak. You’ll get a no-nonsense crash course that serves easy-to-understand vocabulary. From vineyard production to selecting stemware, prepare for a wine adventure, featuring lush full-page photos, maps, and illustrations. Uncork wine myths. Journey the globe, touring the wine regions of California to Europe to South America and discover your personal palate along the way. Light, fun, never dry, this go-to guide helps you confidently explore the wine world. This entertaining wine guide offers: The history and origin of wineTypes of grapes & wine categoriesTasting & food pairing tipsBuying & storing basics Whether you’re looking to learn the basics, impress your boss, or redeem yourself after referring to sommelier as an African country, Wine: A No-Snob Guide will have you swirling and sipping like a pro.