Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Rum, Vodka and Gin at the New School, New York

Edible authors Richard Foss, Patricia Herlihy and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson gave talks at the New School on the history of spirits in the USA. You can watch footage from the event here.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Spirits of America event in Wall Street Journal

The Spirits of America event, led by Richard Foss, author of Rum, Patricia Herlihy, author of Vodka, and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, author of Gin, was held last week at the New School, New York.

You can read about it here.

Patricia Herlihy also gave a talk and led a tasting at the Hermitage Museum Foundation, New York.

Patricia Herlihy (centre) demonstrating what to eat with vodka.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Big in Japan

Cake by Nicola Humble and Ice Cream by Laura B. Weiss are also now available in Japanese translation. 

Time for Ice Cream?

If the hot weather in the USA wasn't enough to make you want an ice-cold treat, perhaps Ice Cream: A Global History will tickle your tastebuds. Laura B. Weiss, author of Ice Cream, was interviewed by about.com about the book, ice cream history and her favourite places to eat it in Long Island, NY.
Ice Cream is now available as an ebook for both Amazon Kindle and epub readers.

Laura also runs Facebook and a Pinterest pages about the book, as well as her Foodandthings blog.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Gin by Lesley Jacobs Solmonson reviewed in the Guardian

'The author of this effervescent little history traces modern gin's origins (as the Dutch drink genever) and its subsequent use for "medicinal" purposes and in the military ("Dutch courage"), and its demonisation during the London gin panic. "Never again," the author writes wistfully, "would the city of London be as consistently intoxicated as it was between 1720 and 1751." – The Guardian

Gin: A Global History is available here (USA) and here (UK and rest of world), and now as an ebook for Amazon Kindle or an epub reader.

The Edible Series Goes Electronic

Twelve books in the Edible series are now available as ebooks! Rum, Bread, Gin, Vodka, Herbs, Olive, Apple, Curry, Lobster, Chocolate, Cheese and Ice Cream can now be downloaded either for the Amazon Kindle or for .epub devices such as the Sony readers. The other published titles will be available as ebooks very soon. Watch this space for more updates.

So why not download Ice Cream to read in the park, or Rum, Gin or Vodka from the comfort of a bar stool?