The Oxford Companion to Spirits and CocktailsAnthropologists and historians have confirmed the central role alcohol has played in nearly every society since the dawn of human civilization, but it is only recently that it has been the subject of serious scholarly inquiry. The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is the first major reference work to cover the subject and explores the historical, technical, and cultural aspects of this branch of the alcohol family.
The Oxford Companion to BeerThe first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts.
Food Cultures of the World EncyclopediaFilled with succinct, yet highly informative entries, the four-volume Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia covers all of the planet's nation-states, as well as various tribes and marginalized peoples.
World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence from Hunter-Gathers to the Age of GlobalizationComprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' MΘdici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.
Danish Beer and Continental Beer Gardens"At the 1913 convention of the United States Brewers' Association in Atlantic City, Dr. Max Henius delivered an illustrated lecture entitled "Danish Beer and Continental Beer Gardens." Henius was associated with the well-regarded Chicago brewing school, the Wahl-Henius Institute of Fermentology. So well was the presentation received that the USBA thought it appropriate to publish the lecture in book format in 1914."
TTB: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade BureauTTB protects the public by enforcing the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) to ensure that only qualified persons engage in the alcohol beverage industry. TTB is responsible for enforcing the laws regulating alcohol production, importation, and wholesale businesses; tobacco manufacturing and importing businesses; and alcohol labeling and advertising.