From the mind that created Schott's Original Miscellany comes a collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge in the world of food and drink. From food history to cooking terms, cocktail recipes to dining etiquette, grace before meals to after-dinner toasts, Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany snaps up all those delightful little trifles that are so hard to resist. What other book explains the accepted procedure for drinking from a Loving Cup, which potatoes are best for mashing, how to fold 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?" Want to know which king served foie gras to his dog, the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives or the dining club whose members ate their meals in reverse?
Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany offers a choice of delectables for the food lover, wine-drinker, gastronome and glutton alike.